The British Academy Games Awards Roundup

Apr 12, 18  | posted by Alex (2343)

Mario, Senua and more

Earlier tonight the BAFTA ceremony was held for some of the greatest developers in the video game industry. Hosted by Dara O’ Brian, the show spanned 4 hours where games and studios alike were presented with big shiny trophies to take home. Here’s a neatly presented (because let’s face it, the procedural google table is lacking some touch) list of all the award winners at tonight’s event.


Award: Original Property

Presenters: Malin Åkerman and Brad Peyton

Winner: Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn has been nothing but a success since launch and it’s no surprise Killzone have received an award for original property.


Award: Music

Presenters: Professor Green and Rob Beckett

Winner: Cuphead

Cuphead had not only amazing visuals (which it would have one if there was a category) but a great selection of boss music worthy of an album release.


Award: Game Design

Presenter: Brendan Greene

Winner: Super Mario Odyssey

The first of two awards received tonight, Super Mario Odyssey’s colorful world snags them the award for game design.


Award: Evolving Game

Presenters: Abu Bark Salim and Alex Wilton Regan

Winner: Overwatch

Overwatch! Two years on and the game is “still receiving guns and throw in animations” as Dara O Briain puts it. Blizzard is still working hard to pump new content into the game with the latest being the recently added retribution mission.


Award: Narrative

Presenter: Jane Goldman

Winner: Night in the Woods

Indie success Night in the Woods took home the narrative award for… best narrative!


Award: Game Beyond Entertainment

Presenter: Akala

Winner: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

An award title that fits the game as it has taken the majority of the awards tonight, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice wins the game beyond entertainment award.


Award: Debut Game

Presenter: Melina Juergens

Winner: Gorogoa

Puzzle game Gorogoa won the debut game despite being 5 months old.


Award: Family

Presenter: DanTDM

Winner: Super Mario Odyssey

The second award picked up this evening, Mario gets the PG rating from the BAFTA council.


Award: Mobile Game

Presenters: MessYourself and Aofie Wilson

Winner: Golf Clash

This is the game you’ve seen in a bunch of adverts when playing a mobile game. Remember it? Yeah, it won the mobile game award.


Award: Artistic Achievement

Presenter: Jo Twist

Winner: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Yet another worthy title, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice picks up artistic achievement.


Award: Multiplayer

Presenter: Russel Kane

Winner: Divinity: Original Sin 2

WOOOOOOO a lot of good contenders here so it was really nice to see Divinity: Original Sin 2 win this title.


Award: Audio Achievement

Presenter: Steve Gaynor

Winner: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

I’m starting to think I should buy this game.


Award: Game Innovation

Presenter: Hermen Hulst

Winner: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild truly was an innovation and a superb launch title.


Award: British Game

Presenter: Paul Chowdhry

Winner: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Yet again Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice wins an award.


Award: Preformer

Presenter: Ralph Ineson

Winner: Melina Juergens

Melina Juergens picks up the performer award for her role as Senua in Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice.


Award: Best Game

Presenter: Jonathan Ross

Winner: What Remains of Edith Finch

Labelled as the “reason why you’re here” by Dara O Briain when talking to the developers, the best game award goes to What Remains of Edith FInch for its overall bestiness.


Award: Fellowship

Presenter: Siobhan Reddy

Winner: Tim Schafer

Tim Schafer, creator of classics such as Day of the Tentacle and Psychonauts picks up the fellowship award for his outstanding work in the video game industry.


All in all, the night was a one for the books (with the exception of Jonathan Ross having an existential crisis when presenting best game) with some memorable speeches and behind the scene tidbits with Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice picking up at least half of the awards. Want to watch the whole ceremony? Check it out here.



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