BAFTA Awards Previews – Mask Buffing

Last night saw this years BAFTA Game Awards, but who exactly won?

The BAFTA Game Awards, or the British Academy Game Awards took place yesterday at London’s Tobacco Docks, a day before EGX Rezzed was set to take place, celebrating the very best in games of the past year. Hosted by Rufus Hound, awards went to Destiny, Monument Valley, OlliOlli, and more, what did they win and who else won what? Here are all of the results:

First up we’ve got Best Game which unsurprisingly went to the alien-themed shoot-’em-up Destiny, the fourth win for Bungie, who’s previous wins have all been HALO related – obviously. This is of course the most prestigious award.. though personally I don’t agree.. Anyway..

Next up we’ve got the award for British Game and Mobile &; Handheld, which of course went to Apple’s Game of the Year, Monument Valley where BAFTA Breakthrough Brit, Daniel Gray, collected his first BAFTA for his work on the game.

Event: British Academy Games Awards Date: Thurs 12 March 2015 Venue: Tobacco Docks, East London Host: Rufus Hound - Area: PRESS ROOM
Monument Valley Team with their Award


Lumino City picked up the award for Artistic Acheievement, which comes as no surprise as the game, which is made entirely from card and paper, is absolutely gorgeous. Alien Isolation won the award for Audio Achievement, and finally Far Cry 4 won the award for Music, a second win for the series who won for Action in 2013.

My personal favourite game series at the moment OlliOlli picked up the award for Sport, with League of Legends picking up the award for Persistent Game. The absolutely stunning atmospheric platformer, Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) won the award for Debut Game, while Minecraft: Console Editions collected the award for Family, naturally.

We’re not quite done yet however as the award for Game Design went to Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, and the BAFTA for Game Innovation went to the great looking indie title The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.

Ubisoft’s Valiant Hearts won the BAFTA for Original PropertyHearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft collected the award for Multiplayer.

In closing, showcasing the best in young games development and design talent, Chambara, a game created by a team of student developers from the US, won the BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to be Digital. And finally The Fellowship was presented to David Braben OBE for his outstanding and exceptional creative contribution to the games industry.

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