UrZoo has been nominated for the prestigious Media Innovation Awards in the Game Design category. FluffyLogic are up against Aardman Digital’s Home Sheep Home 2 and Though Den’s Survival game for Wildscreen Bristol.
The awards ceremony will be taking place on Wednesday 14th November at BBC Painworks Studio in Bristol. To see the full list of nominees, visit the Media Innovation Awards website.
We, at FluffyLogic, are really pleased to see that the music for ‘Savage Moon: Waldgeist‘ has been nominated for an Ivor Novello award. The Ivor Novello Awards (aka The Ivors) are named after the Cardiff born entertainer Ivor Novello. The awards are for excellence in music and this is the first year that they have included games and the category Waldgeist has been nominated for is the Best Original Video Game Score.
The Ivors are a prestigious, worldwide recognition of musical talent and are judged and presented by the music-writing community. Other artists/writers nominated this year include songs performed by Dizzie Rascal, La Roux, Bat for Lashes, Lily Allen and Paolo Nutini. We asked Armin for a comment and he said, “It has been a great pleasure to create the soundtrack to the Savage Moon series of games on Playstation3 and PSP for FluffyLogic LTD. The thriving Bristol music scene has had a major influence on the music I compose bringing in flavours of dubstep, drum & bass and breakcore. Computer games have generally had quite traditional sounding orchestral soundtracks for a while now, and to be able to bring in more experimental music to the games market has been a real challenge. “
As such we’d like to say a huge ‘congratulations’ to the sound designer and composer, Armin Elsaesser (aka Parasite). He is up against some strong competition for the award; Empire: Total War and Killzone 2. Fingers crossed…
Follow Savage Moon on Twitter using the #savagemoon hash-tag!
Update: Sadly Armin did not win, but congratulations to Killzone 2 who did!
Congratulations to the Create-a-scape, which won the Education category of the New Statesman New Media Awards 2007. The Create-a-scape project by futurelab, with the support of the DfES and HP Labs is a system that enables teachers and students to create mediascapes (location-based media or ‘mscapes’) as easily as possible and to find all the resources they need for their creation in one place – software, step-by-step guides and the inspiration to get started. Part of this system is the interactive website wizard, created by FluffyLogic.