Tomb Raider, Dishonored & Warren Spector to lead BAF Game 2013

Thursday, 12th September 2013 09:54 GMT By Dave Cook

Tomb Raider & Dishonored and an appearance from Warren Spector will lead BAF Game 2013, an event that celebrates the artistry of videogames as part of the Bradford Animation Festival in November.

In a press release sent to VG247 this morning, the event organises confirmed that BAF Game 2013 will take place November 12-13 at the National Media Museum in Bradford, and will include sessions hosted by Tomb Raider’s senior art director Brian Horton (above), Dishonored’s visual design director Viktor Antonov, and industry veteran Warren Spector.

Sumo Digital’s Steve Lycett and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes senior story/animation director Phil Gray will also appear.

Horton’s talk in particular – ‘Creating a Believable Hero’ – will see him discuss everything from “personality, to anatomy, to gameplay, to complex behavior expressed through movement comes together to create a character that is compelling, relatable and above all believable.”

You can buy tickets for the event here. Let us know if you pick one up.



  1. Blue Oni

    Tomb Raider?
    BARF Game 2013 would have been more appropriate.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 That’s not very nice…

    #2 1 year ago
  3. AngryConsumer

    @1 shame on you…

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Blue Oni

    Sorry but usually when i’m being honest trying to be nice is not my first priority…
    This is supposed to be an event that celebrates the artstry of video games and i don’t think TR offered anything particularly artistic.Unless you call Michael Bay movies as “art” too.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. AngryConsumer

    @4 yah, with pc users and their 10 thousand dollar rigs. it is all about the pixel perfection and the next upgrade. nothing will ever be good enough for these guys.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. salarta

    Fail, but unsurprising. This is a time where the Smithsonian can have an “Art of Video Games” exhibit and seriously put Brutal Legend as one of the top artistic video games for PS3 while completely excluding games like Folklore, Demon’s Souls and Valkyria Chronicles. With the very suspicious element that Tim Schafer was part of the group that got to decide the games.

    If even the Smithsonian can’t be honest about what games count as artistic, I don’t expect an award show “devoted” to that topic to be honest about it either.

    #6 1 year ago

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