Posted 2014-11-05 14:41:42 by Dan Page
Thursday 30th October 2014 saw the third annual SPARKies awards at Komedia in Bath, a prestigious show that took place amidst the Bath Digital Festival. The event, hosted by comedian Tom Craine, was set up to award the best tech in the West by “shining a light on the very best people, products and companies that make up the tech sector in Bristol, Bath and the broader West of England region”.
We are delighted to inform you that Opposable Games, in conjunction with Handaxe Ltd., picked up The “Good” award (for the best use of tech for doing good) for CBT computer game Pesky gNATs.
What the judges said: ‘Pesky gNats is a computer game that uses core elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. We love the extension of gaming into the therapeutic space, connecting with young people in their own world.’
Opposable Games Managing Director Ben Trewhella also picked up the Individual Contribution to Technology award, which is awarded for “use of philanthropic digital and tech skills in the region and time and effort put into using digital capabilities or technology for the good of others”.
What the judges said: ‘Ben is very engaged in the tech community and dedicated to making the Bristol region a focus for gaming in the UK. His reputation is incredibly strong, he has delivered real value to the area and is always looking to help other start-ups.’
We'd like to say a massive thanks to Handaxe, The SPARKies and everyone at Bath Digital Festival, we look forward to seeing you all next year. Head on over to the Opposable Games Facebook page for a selection of rather embarrassing photos (there a couple of nice ones too).
Record field up for the region's tech Oscars, the SPARKies - Bristol Post
SPARKies tune into digital achievers by celebrating success stories - Bath Chronicle
Digital stars rewarded at local tech ‘Oscars’ event - Business Leader
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