Tim Schafer to Receive BAFTA Fellowship Award

Will join other recipients like Gabe Newell and John Carmack

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Tim Schafer, founder of Double Fine Productions, will recieve the 2018 BAFTA Fellowship prize, BAFTA recently announced. 

During his nearly 30 years in the game industry, Schafer has worked on such titles as Day of the Tentacle, Broken Age, Grim Fandango and Brutal Legend. Known for his innovative, humorous approach to game writing, many of Schafer's games have gone on to become classics in the game world, noted for their influence on other developers. 

Schafer will accept the award at the British Academy Game Awards held on April 12th. The developer will join other award winners such as John Carmack, Will Wright, Gabe Newell and Shigeru Miyamoto. 

"I am surprised, humbled, and honored to be receiving the BAFTA Fellowship this year," Schafer said. "BAFTA's long-standing support of video games and championing of creativity and strong storytelling in that medium have had an extremely positive impact and I'm very grateful to be recognized."

This isn't the only award Schafer's picking up this year. Next month at the annual Game Developers Conference, Schafer will accept the GDC Lifetime Achievement award.