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Games designer Adam shares success with district

Updated: 3:07 pm, May 07, 2015

YOUNG games designer Adam Oliver is sharing his success with youngsters in the district.

The Year 10 student Warwick School pupil won a BAFTA in the Young Games Designer category earlier this year after creating his own game, AlienX.

Part of his prize was games consoles complete which Adam decided to donate to Round Oak School and Warwick Hospital children’s ward respectively. He also presented them with televisions donated by his father Andrew, who along with his Uncle Phillip, ran the top Leamington games design firm Blitz Games for many years.

Staff and pupils at Round Oak School, which caters for 11 to 19 year-olds with special educational needs, were delighted with Adam’s generous donation. He showcased his prize-winning game to the pupils before presenting the console, games and tv.

Headteacher Jane Naylor extended the school’s thanks to Adam and said: “Our students will have much enjoyment using this new equipment and it will stimulate their learning.”

And staff at Warwick Hospital’s MacGregor Ward were equally delighted to receive Adam’s donation.

Play specilaist Sue Moulton said: “The Play Station and the games are fantastic and they will bring much enjoyment to the children that stay on the ward.

“Children can be on the ward for a period of time so having equipment to keep them stimulated is very important.”

It has been all go for Adam since his BAFTA success.

As part of his prize, the budding designer was given a tour the award-winning of Jagex games studio, and also presented his work at a workshop aimed at encouraging students to create their own games, at the prestigious EGX Games Exhibition in London.

He also visited Abertay University in Dundee where he spoke to games design students about the development of his game.

Adam is now focusing on his school work and his GCSEs next summer.

Generous – Adam’s presents his donation to Warwick Hospital’s play specialist Sue Moulton, staff nurse Natalie Jackson, and nursery nurse Annie Hitchcox. (s)