The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the winners of the 2014 British Academy Games Awards held on 12 March to celebrate the very best in games of the past year.
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The big winners of the night will probably not come as a surprise to most gamers.
The Last of Us took home five BAFTA awards: Action & Adventure, Audio Achievement, Best Game, Story were awarded to the game, and the best Performer award was presented to Ashley Johnson for her role as Ellie.
Grand Theft Auto V won in the British Game, Game Design and Multiplayer categories.
Papercraft platformer Tearaway scooped awards for Artistic Achievement, Family and Mobile & Handheld. Rex Crowle, who last year was selected as a BAFTA ‘Breakthrough Brit’ for his exceptionally promising talent, collected his first BAFTA for his work on Tearaway.
Gone Home was awarded the BAFTA for Debut Game. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons won the BAFTA for Game Innovation.
The BAFTA for Music was awarded to first-person shooter Bioshock Infinite, which features a selection of iconic modern musical tracks re-imagined as if they were made in 1912.
FIFA 14 secured its fourth BAFTA for the franchise, winning the Sport category.
Papers, Please, described by creator Lucas Pope as a “dystopian document thriller”, where players take the role of an immigration officer at a border checkpoint, picked up the BAFTA for Strategy and Simulation.
Showcasing the best in young games development and design talent, Size DOES Matter – created by a team of student developers in Norway – won the BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to be Digital.
The Fellowship was presented to Rockstar Games for its outstanding and exceptional creative contribution to the games industry. Sam Houser, Dan Houser, Leslie Benzies and Aaron Garbut attended the ceremony to accept the Award on behalf of the company.
About the judging process
Games were entered by both developers and publishers into all the categories listed in this release and were initially voted on by BAFTA’s games members. The titles receiving the most votes went through to specialist juries who judge the games prior to making their nominations. Each juror signs confidentiality papers and casts his or her votes on paper. The results in each category are not known until the envelope is opened on the night.
Below is the full list of award categories and winners:
|BAFTA Games Awards 2014 category||Winner|
|Best Action and Adventure||The Last of Us|
|Best Story||The Last of Us|
|Audio Achievement Award||The Last of Us|
|Best Game Overall||The Last of Us|
|Artistic Achievement Award||Tearaway|
|Best Family Game||Tearaway|
|Best Mobile and Handheld Game||Tearaway|
|BAFTA Ones to Watch||Size Does Matter|
|Best Strategy and Simulation||Papers, Please|
|Best British Game||Grand Theft Auto V|
|Game Design Award||Grand Theft Auto V|
|Best Multiplayer||Grand Theft Auto V|
|Best Debut Game||Gone Home|
|Best Sports Game||FIFA 2014|
|Game Innovation Award||Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons|
|Best Music||BioShock Infinite|
|Best Performer||Ashley Johnson|