December 1, 2009

Plug-in Media has won the 2009 Children’s Interactive BAFTA for their project Big and Small.

The annual awards celebrate excellence in the art forms of the moving image for children, from film and television to video games and websites. The site is a 3D immersive world for children to explore the home of their favourite characters from Kindle Entertainment’s TV Show of the same name.They can switch views at the click of the mouse and experience the house and garden from the perspective of either character. The environment is packed full of activities and games: players can use the band game to create up to 105 different variations of the show’s theme tune or they can make a hand-painting using either Big’s purposeful paw prints or Small’s squelchy, paint splattered imprints. Lenny Henry’s masterful voice acting and Plug-in Media’s animation skills makes the experience more like an interactive cartoon than a conventional website.

We are all reeling from shock at Plug-in towers but feel extremely proud to have won such a prestigious award for a project we worked so hard on.

If you want to see Dominic Minns give the acceptance speech at the British Academy Children’s Awards ceremony at the London Hilton Park Lane you can watch it on YouTube. Just scrub through to 12 minutes in to see the Minns magic…

And then of course there’s our interview with Barney just after we won:

You can also see our photos from the award cermemony on Flickr.

What’s more, Big and Small is also a finalist in the Kidscreen Awards, to be held in the Big Apple in February 2010.