The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced a team of Caerphilly teens as finalists in a nationwide competition to find the game designers of the future.

The winners, chosen by a panel of games professionals, will be revealed at a special awards ceremony at BAFTA’s headquarters on Saturday July 7.

This year 40 games, from 60 finalists aged 10-18, will be vying for the Game Concept Award which recognises a paper-based written game idea, and the Game Making Award for those who have developed their coding skills and have submitted a prototype game made using freely available software.

The finalists worked on their entries in a variety of ways, including individually, within a team at school or their coding club, or even at home with their siblings.

Caerphilly 17-year-olds Dafydd Mulcachy, Elizabeth Mcmorrow and Molly Morgan are finalists in the Game Concept category for the game CloudScape.

Cloudscape is described as a platform based game that combines puzzle and rhythm games using a combination of musical instrument playing and platforming powers.

Elizabeth Mcmorrow said: “I was genuinely surprised as I have never done anything like this before.

"I really enjoyed the experience and am glad for the opportunity.

"Hopefully this will open more doors for mine and my teammates’ futures.”

Molly Morgan said: “Reaching the finals alone when the standard of judging is so high is almost mind-boggling to think of.

"I’m very proud of my team members for working so hard, and I can’t wait to see what the other entries have to offer.”

To see the full list of young finalists visit Ygd.bafta.org/about-ygd/ygd-news/ygd-finalists-2018-announced.