London, 5 March 2013: Journey, the visual and emotive game that evokes in the player a sense of smallness and wonder to forge an emotional connection between themself and the anonymous players they meet on the way, collected the Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Game Design, Online Multiplayer and Original Music Awards at the British Academy Games Awards, hosted by Dara O’ Briain and supported by official partner GAME.
Danny Wallace was awarded with his first BAFTA winning the Performer category for his work as the narrator in Thomas was Alone, the indie puzzle game.
The Walking Dead, the episodic point-and-click adventure role-playing game, picked up the Mobile and Handheld and Story BAFTAs. The Unfinished Swan, a game which explores the unknown, collected the Awards for Game Innovation and Debut Game.
Dishonored, the stealth action adventure game saw off stiff competition to collect the Award for Best Game.
The Award for British Game was presented to The Room, the puzzle adventure game from British developers Fireproof Games, which the jury described as “An engaging, enigmatic, beautiful, slow burn tactile puzzle game…….”
Far Cry 3, the open world first-person shooter collected the Award for Action. XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the turn-based tactical role-playing game, took home the Award forStrategy.
British Developers Travellers Tales collected the Family Award for LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. In the Online-Browser category, SongPop, the online multiplayer music quiz, took away the BAFTA. New Star Soccer collected the Award for Sports/Fitness.
Showcasing the best in young games development and design talent, Starcrossedtook this year’s BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to be Digital.
Valve’s Gabe Newell was presented with the Academy Fellowship for his outstanding and exceptional creative contribution to the Games industry.
An Awards highlight’s show will be televised on Challenge (Sky: Ch 125, Freeview: Ch 46, Virgin: Ch 139) on Monday 11 March at 10pm.
The Nominees and Winners in Full
Randy Pitchford, Paul Hellquist, Jeramy Cooke
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
**Far Cry 3
Dan Hay, Patrick Plourde, Patrik Methé
343 Industries/Microsoft Studios
Tore Blystad, Hakon Abrak, Christian Elverdan
Io – Interactive/Square-Enix
Mass Effect 3
The Walking Dead
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