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UoG graduates shortlisted for video games industry awards

Two award-winning University of Gloucestershire graduates have been shortlisted for more acclaim by the trade association representing the UK’s video games industry.

Ibrahim Nouri and James Gratrix, graduates from the Creative Computing Games Design and Games Programming courses respectively, were earlier this month named TIGA Graduate of the Year: Designer and TIGA Graduate of the Year: Programmer respectively.

Now, Ibrahim and James are in contention for more industry accolades after being shortlisted for the TIGA UK Games Education Awards 2021, which recognise outstanding students, education providers and best practice.

Ibrahim is in the running for the Outstanding TIGA Graduate: Designer, while James is among the contenders for the Outstanding TIGA Graduate: Programmer.

A hoverboarding time trial stunt game designed by final-year Games students Alexander Day, Emma Goss, Kai Ismay and Toby Monks and called Downhill Jam, has been shortlisted for the Creative Assembly Best Student Games 2021.

The winners of the awards will be announced by TIGA at a virtual ceremony on 22 October.

Jamie Stewart, Academic Course Leader in Games Programming, said: “It’s great to see the hard work and talent of our students being recognised by TIGA, our industry accreditation body – we’re extremely proud of them all.

“We’re confident that Ibrahim and James and many our other graduates and current students will be making waves in the industry and we look forward to seeing their names among the credits of many successful games.”