Lithuanians in the News
5th April 2010
Lithuanian Video Games Designer Vykintas Každailis and his Team Win Two Prestigious BAFTA Awards
Vykintas Každailis. Photo courtesy
At the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Videogames Awards Ceremony in London on 19 March 2010, the video game “Shrunk” was awarded the "Ones to Watch" prize. Lithuanian student Vykintas Každailis was team leader of “Butterflyers”, the team that created “Shrunk”. The same day "Shrunk" also won the "Best Game" award at the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards in Glasgow.
Excited by the team’s win, Vykintas declared: “One Bafta is very special, but to win two in one night is fantastic." The “Butterflyers” team is made up of five students from the University
Vykintas Každailis (centre) and his Butterflyers team.
Photo courtesy
of Abertay in Dundee, UK - three artists (Vykintas Každailis, Andrew Macdonald and Michael Cummings) and two programmers (Stuart Kemp and Jacek Wernikowski). The “Butterflyers” team last year also won University of Abertay's ‘Dare to be Digital’ competition.
The 23 year old Vykintas Každailis was born to a family of artists in Lithuania. After graduating from the National M. K. Čiurlionis School Of Art in Vilnius, Lithuania, he went on to graduate from the University of Abertay with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Arts and is now working there for his Master’s degree. He was also involved in the animated film 'Happy Duckling', a winner of many awards around the world.

Further information: 21/03/10, 01/04/10