Wii Sports dominates games BAFTAs

Ben Parfitt
Last night saw the first British Academy Video Games Awards take place at London’s Battersea Evolution, and it was Nintendo’s Wii launch title Wii Sports that stole the show, winning six of the thirteen possible awards on offer.

Nintendo’s title did not capture the coveted Best Game title, however, with 2K Games’ Bioshock swooping in to win.

The winners in full:

ACTION AND ADVENTURE
Crackdown (Xbox 360)
Development Team
Realtime Worlds/Microsoft Game Studios

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT
Okami (PS2)

Atsushi Inaba
Clover(Capcom)/Capcom

BEST GAME
Bioshock (Xbox 360)

Development Team
2K Boston/2K Australia/2K Games

CASUAL
Wii Sports (Wii)

Development Team
Nintendo/Nintendo

GAMEPLAY
Wii Sports (Wii)

Development Team
Nintendo/Nintendo

INNOVATION
Wii Sports (Wii)

Development Team
Nintendo/Nintendo

MULTIPLAYER
Wii Sports (Wii)

Development Team
Nintendo/Nintendo

ORIGINAL SCORE
Okami (PS2)

Atsushi Inaba
Clover (Capcom)/Capcom

SPORTS
Wii Sports (Wii)

Development Team
Nintendo/Nintendo

STRATEGY AND SIMULATION
Wii Sports (Wii)

Development Team
Nintendo/Nintendo

STORY AND CHARACTER
God of War 2 (PS2)

Cory Barlog, David Jaffe, Marianne Krawczyk
SCE Santa Monica Studio/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
God of War 2 (PS2)

Tim Moss, Christer Ericson
SCE Santa Monica Studio/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

USE OF AUDIO
Crackdown (Xbox 360)

Development Team
Realtime Worlds/Microsoft Game Studios

BAFTA ONE’S TO WATCH AWARD IN ASSOCIATION WITH DARE TO BE DIGITAL
Ragnarawk

Voodoo Boogy (Malcolm Brown, Robert Clarke, Peter Carr, Lynne Robertson, Finlay Sutton)

THE PC WORLD GAMERS’ AWARD (the only award to be voted for by the public)
Football Manager 2007 (PC)

Sports Interactive/SEGA

In addition, the show climaxed with development legend and Sim City creator Will Wright scooping the highest accolade the Academy can offer – The Fellowship.

Hilary Bevan Jones, chairman of the Academy, stated: “The Academy believes video games have limitless potential to enlighten as well as entertain and our role is to encourage creative excellence in the field, for the benefit of a rapidly growing audience.”

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