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BAFTA honors veteran game designer Amy Hennig with a Special Award

BAFTA honors veteran game designer Amy Hennig with a Special Award

May 24, 2016 | By Alex Wawro




Back in 2010 the British Academy of Film and Television Arts gave numerous awards to Uncharted 2, and now it intends to follow through by honoring onetime Uncharted creative director and writer Amy Hennig with its Special Award in Los Angeles next month.

When that happens Hennig will join the canon of BAFTA Special Award winners, which include everyone from Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson to documentary filmmaker Paul Watson and comedians The Chuckle Brothers.

While Hennig is best known for her work at Naughty Dog on the first three Uncharted games, her career extends back through stints at Crystal Dynamics and Electronic Arts, and now finds her working as a senior creative director at EA's Visceral Games.

"Amy is one of the industry’s most successful and respected creative leaders, and we are thrilled to recognise her outstanding contribution through this special award – one of BAFTA’s highest accolades," stated BAFTA Games Committee chairman Harvey Elliott in a press release confirming the award. "Her work in the games industry spans nearly three decades, and throughout this illustrious career she has championed the importance of a game’s script, with this creative vision pervading all her work."

Hennig will be presented with the award at a BAFTA event in Los Angeles June 12th, the Sunday prior to E3 2016.



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