Outer Wilds wins big at the 2020 BAFTA Game Awards

Last night saw the 16th edition of the annual British Academy Video Game Awards entirely streamed online, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The evening was a celebration of the best in games this year, with Mobius Digital sweeping the awards for Outer Wilds, taking home best game, original IP, and design.

Due to the unusual nature of the ceremony this year, the nominees each submitted an acceptance video in case they won, and Mobius Digital’s acceptance for Best Game can be found below.

MCV/DEVELOP award winners ZA/UM also had a good night, being awarded for best debut game, best music and best narrative. Additionally, Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima received the BAFTA’s Fellowship honour. Previous winners include Tim Schafer, John Carmack and David Braben.

Also, Popcannibal’s letter-writing game, which allows players to send encouraging letters to one another, went home with the Game Beyond Entertainment award.

The full list of winners can be found below:

  • Animation: Luigi’s Mansion 3
  • Artistic Achievement: Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Audio Achievement: Ape Out
  • British Game: Observation
  • Debut Game: Disco Elysium
  • Evolving Game: Path of Exile
  • Family Game: Untitled Goose Game
  • Game Beyond Entertainment: Kind Words (Lo Fi Chill Beats To Write To)
  • Game Design: Outer Wilds
  • Multiplayer: Apex Legends
  • Music: Disco Elysium
  • Narrative: Disco Elysium
  • Original Property: Outer Wilds
  • Performer in a Leading Role: Gonzalo Martin (Life is Strange)
  • Performer in a Supporting Role: Martti Suosalo (Control)
  • Technical Achievement: Death Stranding
  • Mobile Game of the Year (Audience Vote): Call of Duty Mobile
  • Best Game: Outer Wilds

About Chris Wallace

Chris is a freelancer writer and was MCV/DEVELOP's staff writer from November 2019 until May 2022. He joined the team after graduating from Cardiff University with a Master's degree in Magazine Journalism. He can be found on Twitter at @wallacec42, where he mostly explores his obsession with the Life is Strange series, for which he refuses to apologise.

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