News/September 2015

It’s official, Karen is award winning.

Karen is the winner in the ‘Data’ category for the Best of British Digital at the 2015 British Interactive Media Association (BIMA) Awards.


We couldn’t have got here alone. A big thank you to all partners and collaborators involved in the project – National Theatre Wales, Dr Kelly Page, The Space, Mixed Reality Lab and 539 incredibly supportive Kickstarter backers.

Big thanks to the super talented Claire Cage (Karen) and Chris Jared (Dave).

We’d also love to thank all those who have supported the development of Karen, including Script Editor and Story Consultant, Tony White; Researchers Geraldine Nichols and Professor Nina Reynolds; Charlie Moriseey; John McGrath; Professor Steve Benford; Dr Martin Flintham; Dr Tony Glover; Ruth McKenzie; Freya Murray; Paula Le Dieu; Victoria Pattinson; Jenny Brown and Anthony Lilley.

We’d especially like to take the opportunity to thank the extended Blast Theory team who have worked their socks off on this over the past 3 years – Alex Peckham (Karen’s super Developer); Matt Adams; Ju Row Farr; Nick Tandavanitj; Dan Lamont; Sarah Julia Clark; Kirsty Jennings; Chloe Barker; Adryon Stuart; Anne Rupert; Oscar Maydon; John Hunter; Charlie Yetton; Sarah Burrell; Alice Green; Dan Shay; Katie Dale-Everett; Liat Wassershtrom; Matias Daporta Gonzalez; Sophie Dixon; Vanessa Santos; Daniel Grasskamp; Danielle Castelino; Beth Kendrick and Lynessa Parks.


Karen – the app that psychologically profiles you as you play – is now available for free on Android and iOS.

You can continue to support Karen by rating and reviewing it in the app store, and spreading the word on social media using the hashtag #KarenIsMyLifeCoach