Journey wins five awards at game BAFTAs

Ben Parfitt
Journey wins five awards at game BAFTAs

Thatgamecompany’s PSN release Journey was the big winner at the British Academy Games Awards last night, winning five of the eight awards it was nominated for.

The game collected gongs for Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Game Design, Online Multiplayer and Original Music. Fellow PSN release The Unfinished Swan also collected two awards.

Ubisoft’s Far Cry 3 won the Action gong while Bethesda’s Dishonored was crowned Best Game. LEGO Batman 2 scooped the Family prize while The Walking Dead won both the Mobile Game award and the Story award.

New Star Soccer won best Sports game while XCom: Enemy Unknown won the Strategy award.

iOS outing The Room won the first ever British Game award.

In addition, Valve’s Gabe Newell was presented with the Academy Fellowship “for his outstanding and exceptional creative contribution to the Games industry”.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Action – Far Cry 3
Dan Hay, Patrick Plourde, Patrik Methé
Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

Artistic Achievement – Journey
That Game Company/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Audio Achievement – Journey
Steve Johnson, Austin Wintory, Keith Leary
That Game Company/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Best Game – Dishonored
Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks

British Game – The Room
Fireproof Games/Fireproof Games

Debut Game – The Unfinished Swan
Ian Dallas, Nathan Gary
Giant Sparrow/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Family – LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
Jon Burton, Jonathan Smith, John Hodskinson
TT Games/Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment

Game Design – Journey
That Game Company/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Game Innovation – The Unfinished Swan
Ian Dallas, Nathan Gary
Giant Sparrow/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Mobile & Handheld – The Walking Dead
Dan Connors, Kevin Bruner, Kevin Boyle
Telltale Games/Telltale

Online (Browser) – SongPop
Olivier Michon, Thibaut Crenn, Daouna Jeong
FreshPlanet/FreshPlanet

Online-Multiplayer – Journey
That Game Company/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Original Music – Journey
Austin Wintory, Keith Leary, Mony Mudd
That Game Company/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Performer – Danny Wallace
(The Narrator) Thomas Was Alone

Sports/Fitness – New Star Soccer
Simon Read
New Star Games/New Star Games

Story – The Walking Dead
Telltale Games/Telltale

Strategy – XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Firaxis/2K Games

BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital
Starcrossed
Kimi Sulopuisto, Vili Viitaniemi, Minttu Meriläinen, Petri Liuska, Andrew MacLean
(Kind of a Big Deal)

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