A all girl team from Wimbledon won the Game Concept Award at the 2018 BAFTA Young Game Designers competition.

Sophia Shepherd, Kat Shields & Erin Jones, aged 15-18, won the award with their café simulator game idea – Tea and Tartlets. The girls came up with the idea when they were teaching each other to bake.

The group said: “It was also important to us to be inclusive of race, gender and sexuality in our concept. There is a love interest and at the very beginning you can choose the gender, male female on non-binary depending on your sexuality – we don’t think any other game offers that choice.”

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.”