BAFTA Young Game Designers Open Day - Morning Sessions

Sunday, 10 July 2022 - 10:00am
BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London, SW1Y 4QU
Princess Anne Theatre - Unallocated Seating

Join us for a morning of all things games. The 2022 BAFTA YGD Showcase will be available for all guests to interact with – 20 concepts and 20 playable games.  In addition, there will be three sessions in the Princess Anne Theatre with a short comfort break between them. 

BSL interpretation is provided for all sessions in the Princess Anne Theatre.  Please note there will be filming and photography at this event.  Please notify a member of staff if you do not wish to be filmed. 



Doors open at 09:45.  All guests must depart by 13:30.

This event is closed for new bookings.

Children under 15 need an adult chaperone with them on Sunday.  15 and over they can attend by themselves.

10:30 – 11:15                SESSION 1 - Creating in Dreams

Join Catherine Woolley, Senior Designer at Media Molecule and Dan Clark from MindJam as they create in Dreams live.


Dreams is a platform that puts creativity in the hands of its players, allowing for the creation of art, animation, audio-visual experiences and of course, games - either alone, or with other creators in the Dreams ecosystem, The Dreamiverse. These creations can be shared with the wider player base for all to enjoy, and create a social space where players are able to experience all manner of creations and share them with others, as well as leaving comments and reviews for the creators and other Dreamers (the game’s community) to read.  Created by Media Molecule, the creative minds behind LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway, Dreams is the evolution of their “Play, Create, Share” mantra.


11:30 – 12:15                SESSION 2 - Sustainability Initiatives In-Game (Hungry Shark World)

Join speakers from Ubisoft Future Games of London:  Giorgia La Rocca (Senior Marketing Manager) and Roxana Muntean (Product Manager).


With over 2 billion active mobile gamers worldwide, the games industry is uniquely placed to educate and inform players about sustainability and climate change. Dive into the subject with Ubisoft Future Games of London who want to lead the conversation and encourage their community to participate in more sustainability initiatives with a positive impact on the planet. They’ll be discussing green live-ops, sustainability branding and working with NGO’s. Hungry Sharks are included!  Ubisoft is the publisher of Hungry Shark World and also an official partner of BAFTA Young Game Designers. 


 12:20 – 12:50                SESSION 3Oxventure Dungeons & Dragons Live

Experience the collaborative storytelling of the original role-playing game, with a live high-speed Dungeons & Dragons session from online D&D crew Oxventure, featuring Dungeon Master Luke Westaway, Ellen Rose and Andy Farrant. Wizards of the Coast is the publisher of Dungeons & Dragons and also an official partner of BAFTA Young Game Designers.

12:50 – 13:30                Showcase & Ask the Expert                

13:30                             GUESTS DEPART



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The back row is available for audience members who would prefer socially distanced seating. If you would like to book yourself and a guest into these seats, please contact and we will endeavour to accommodate your request. Socially distanced seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.


BAFTA is an arts charity that is open and welcoming to everyone. This means we want every visit to BAFTA 195 Piccadilly to be as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.

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As we develop our procedures and processes, if you are attending one of our events at 195 Piccadilly and have access requirements, then please email with as much notice as possible to discuss these with us. Accompanying assistants, carers or companions can attend free of charge. Please email ahead of the event to book this complimentary ticket.

Our newly developed building has been designed with accessibility in mind, and we have made improvements including adding an additional lift, widening doors and corridors, removing steps and ledges and installing disabled toilets on every floor. Working with Peter Connell Associates, we have made significant changes to improve accessibility, and we will engage with our audiences to continue to improve.

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Public Concessions £5.00
Public Full £7.50