An East Molesey gaming creator has won Best Game Making Award, at the 2018 BAFTA Young Game Designers competition.

Prithvi Kohli, 17, won the award for Super Boson, a puzzle game about particle physics. He said: “I wanted to make a game that was quite fast paced and to keep gamers on the edge of their seats, needing quick reactions but also requiring them to think quite deeply.

“I was studying particle physics at school and that of course involves fast moving particles that collide and interact, I thought it was a good fit.”

BAFTA YGD began in 2010 and presents awards in two main categories: The Game Concept Award and Game Making Award. Winners are chosen by industry experts.

In a written message to attendees, BAFTA’s President The Duke of Cambridge said: “The variety of themes that have been tackled – and with such ingenuity and creativity - shows just how versatile games can be in representing who we are and what we believe in.”

The event was hosted by Julia Hardy, BBC Radio 1’s video games presenter and Aoife Wilson, writer, presenter and video producer with gaming website Eurogamer.

Nick Button-Brown, Chair of the BAFTA Games Committee said: “The Young Game Designers competition and initiative continually improves in the way it interacts and engages young people with careers in the games industry as well as just letting them have fun working with other kids and making games.”