A YOUNG programmer from Oldham has walked away with a BAFTA for his design skills.

Judges from the academy were won over by 17-year-old Michael Ballantyne's 2D platform game Contramotion.

His main characters, Remmie and Rumble, are two genderless cubes who must master 20 levels, to the accompaniment of eight different soundtracks.

In his submission, the modest designer said: "Test your ability to multi-task and keep an eye on each half of the screen at all times as certain hazards only apply to certain cubes.

"Gameplay aside, you’ll find that the visuals in this game are quite simple due to my lack of ability to draw. However, don’t fear. You will find the story isn’t that much better either."

But the judges still thought enough of Michael's creation to present it with the BAFTA for young games designers in the 15-18 category.

Promoters staged their first-ever virtual awards ceremony, hosted by Aoife Wilson, for the 10th annual ceremony, which saw 53 finalists compete across four different categories.

Amanda Berry BAFTA's chief executive, said: " We are proud to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of BAFTA YGD, an initiative focused on recognising and championing young talent. We are so impressed with the amount of skill and creativity showcased by our finalists and wish to extend a huge congratulations to our brilliant winners."