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Lewis finds Potter game 'weird'

Published 20/07/2010 | 14:57

Matthew Lewis finds it strange playing a game he features in
Matthew Lewis finds it strange playing a game he features in

Matthew Lewis has admitted it's weird playing a game that he features in.

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The 21-year-old, who is best known for portraying Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films, appears as his alter-ego in the fifth game, Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix.

"I only got the fifth one to check out the voice that I've done - it's kind of weird and made me uncomfortable," he said.

"It's an odd experience playing a game that you're in, I don't like it that much. My mates seem to enjoy it very much, they used to play it all the time but it's probably to annoy me."

A keen gamer, Matthew - who reprises his character in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - will be using his experience to front and judge for Bafta's Young Game Designers competition, as he invites young people between the ages of 11 to 16 to submit ideas for a new video game.

"I jumped at the chance," he said.

"Sitting on the judging panel is a bit daunting. There have been some original ideas and students have thought about storylines, marketing and pricing - I'm impressed."

He added: "A game has to be fun, it should be as immersive as possible and there has to be levels of achievement. All that would help the lifespan of the game."

The winner will be announced at the EA British Academy Children's Awards in November.

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