Awards trail for projects backed by Heath Resident d3t

Top Scottish tourism gong and video games prize shortlist gives boost to Heath Resident d3t.

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Stephen Powell Development Director and Jamie Campbell Commercial Director d3t

Two projects created in part or in whole by a thriving Runcorn business software and computer game developer have earned industry recognition on the awards trail.

Heath-based d3t helped to craft the 3D technology for Scotland’s Battle Of Bannockburn Visitor Centre at Stirling to enable visitors to take part in the medieval clash.

The attraction has won the top Museum Heritage Award for The National Trust For Scotland, Historic Scotland and designers Bright White Ltd.

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Screenshot from Super Stardust Ultra, developed by Runcorn software company d3t

Super Stardust Ultra, the PS4 video game developed and released by d3t earlier this year, has reached the finals of the Develop Magazine Awards in the ‘creative outsourcer’ category.

Museum Heritage Award competition judges said: “With subject matter which is notoriously difficult to interpret, the technology used here has brought the battle ground to life, successfully managing to be both fun and educational.

“The judges see this as a new way forward for this kind of interpretation.”

Jamie Campbell, d3t co-owner and commercial director, said: “We are delighted that the whole visitor experience at the Bannockburn visitor centre has been recognised as something inspiring and best in class and we congratulate The National Trust Scotland, Historic Scotland and Bright White on the award.

“Working with Bright White has been a great experience and we hope the dream team of Bright White and d3t continue to work together going forward.

“In fact, collaborative work has already started on Interact, a Bright White project where 3D filming techniques and natural language processing will be used to capture the stories of Holocaust survivors and to investigate how technology can help audiences of the future interact with key historical individuals.”

Steve Powell, d3t co-owner and development director, said: “Winning the innovation category is fantastic validation for d3t’s contribution to this work.

“We always knew we were involved in something special with the Bannockburn project.

“The passion of all involved was obvious from the outset, and dt3 took the same approach of putting their hearts and souls into the work.

“Bright White does a fantastic job of pushing the design boundaries to the extreme and d3t takes up the challenges of making the virtually impossible possible.”

After enjoying many successful years in the games sector, Jamie and Steve launched d3t as a work-for-hire business in 2011.

Slanted towards technical work – programming, optimisation, rendering and porting – d3t has grown rapidly and now employs 14 members of staff at its Heath Business And Technical Park headquarters in Runcorn.

The company added that it is always on the lookout for talented and experienced individuals to serve their ever-growing customer base.

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