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5 December 2007

A game idea developed by computer science graduates Tom Dowding (MEng 2004) and Richard Wilson (MEng 2004) has won the Channel 4 4Talent New Mobile Game Developer award.

A game idea developed by computer science graduates Tom Dowding (MEng 2004) and Richard Wilson (MEng 2004) has won the Channel 4 4Talent New Mobile Game Developer award.

At the recent Golden Joystick Awards their company Mobile Pie pitched their game concept to a panel of industry experts from Channel 4, EA Mobile and O2 UK. Their novel camera based game idea saw off the competition from nine finalists from around Europe.

The game, ‘Let it Grow’, allows players to care for and share their own flower. Using the camera on their phone, colours from the real world must be captured to nurture and evolve the plant. The player can then share their creation with friends via their Facebook profile page.