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‘Boj’ Wins Big at BAFTA Cymru Games Awards

Cardiff-based interactive design and development studio Thud Media receives three awards for its educational children’s game, ‘Boj Smoothies,’ featuring characters from the popular CBeebies series produced by Pesky Productions.

CARDIFF, UK -- Interactive Design and Development Studio Thud Media has received three BAFTA Cymru Games awards for its educational children’s game Boj Smoothies. They were presented with the awards for Artistic Achievement, Gameplay Design and Sound & Music at the fourth BAFTA Cymru Games Awards held during the annual Wales Games Development Show in Cardiff on Saturday, June 18th. 

Boj Smoothies is an educational iOS game for pre-school children featuring characters from the popular CBeebies/S4C series Boj produced by Pesky Productions. It is the second game Thud has developed to accompany the series, the prequel Boj Digs, winning them the Gameplay Design award at the 2015 BAFTA Cymru Games Awards.

Ben Cawthorne, Creative Producer at Thud Media said, “We are delighted to have won across the 3 categories for Boj Smoothies, a game we thoroughly enjoyed developing in collaboration with Pesky Productions. A big thank you to the whole team who helped make the game as creative and entertaining as possible.”

David Hodgson, Pesky Productions Director added, "Congratulations to Thud on making Boj an award-winner two years running! Their great interactive work is at the forefront of spring boarding Boj beyond its success on telly and helping us make the brand even more fun for kids in all kinds of exciting new ways."

The BAFTA Cymru Games Awards celebrate and commend games developers and producers in Wales across a range of disciplines. Thud’s success at this year’s awards follows on from the two awards they received in 2015. 

Thud specializes in making games and interactive content for mobile, web and other platforms. They design and develop animated games for all ages as well as specialised pre-school content, interactive ebooks, responsive web design, quiz show apps, second screen, enhanced experiences and more. Part of the Bait Studio group, Thud is based at Gloworks, the Welsh Government’s creative industries hub in Cardiff Bay. The group also includes VFX arm Bait Studio and animation studio Cloth Cat Animation and the three teams work together to offer the complete visual media package. 

Source: Thud Media