We are delighted to hear that BAFTA has announced that it will honour Brenda Romero with its Special Award during next week’s (Thurs the 6th of April) ceremony in London.

The accolade recognises not only her creative contribution to the games industry, but also her advocacy of the creative process and the work she has done in encouraging a new generation of game makers.

Brenda Romero said: “I am first and foremost grateful to BAFTA for recognising the artistic potential and power of games. This recognition is culturally critical for games overall. So for that, I am profoundly thankful. As for me? Genuinely, I am still in a state of shock, having been chosen. I’ve devoted my life to games – making them, teaching them, playing them – and to receive any honour from the community is incredible. But a BAFTA? It’s well beyond anything else.”

People in Ireland will be very familiar with Brenda’s work and Romero Games in now based in Galway, Ireland and Brenda is active with Imirt, the Irish Game Makers Association. There is a nice pic of the staff of Romero games on here, with some familiar faces. We look forward to hearing more about their latest project.

On the night, the ceremony will be streamed live at

BAFTA’s website will feature highlights, photography and winners’ interviews, as well as dedicated coverage on its social networks including Facebook (/BAFTA), Twitter (@BAFTAGames / #BAFTAGames), Instagram and Snapchat.

We recently announced that Brenda will also be teaching and directing the new MSc in Game Design and Development at the University of Limerick from Autumn 2017.

Full press release here.

Well done!