2018 British Academy Games Awards: And the Winners are…
The 2018 British Academy Games Awards hosted by BAFTA was held last night to celebrate outstanding achievements in video games. The big winner was Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, winning in 5 different categories. The psychological action game failed to nab the Best Game award however, with the highest honor going to What Remains of Edith Finch.
The ceremony is also known for recognizing key personalities for their “outstading contribution to film, games or television” with the BAFTA Fellowship. This year, the honor was given to Tim Schafer, the head honcho over at Double Fine Entertainment. Here’s how BAFTA CEO Amanda Berry described Schafer during the presentation of the award:
“Tim Schafer is a true pioneer of game design, who has pushed the boundaries of the medium through his extraordinary talents. With a career spanning three decades, his diverse body of work includes some of the most iconic and best-loved adventure games, all characterised by his powerful storytelling and distinctive comedic writing style.”
We’ve listed the different categories and winners this year below. You can also view the full list of nominees at BAFTA’s official site.
- Artistic Achievement – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
- Audio Achievement – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
- Best Game – What Remais of Edith Finch
- British Game – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
- Debut Game – Gorogoa
- Evolving Game – Overwatch
- Family – Super Mario Odyssey
- Game Beyond Entertainment – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
- Game Design – Super Mario Odyssey
- Game Innovation – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Mobile Game – Golf Clash
- Multiplayer – Divinity: Original Sin 2
- Music – Cuphead
- Narrative – Night in the Woods
- Original Property – Horizon Zero Dawn
- Performer – Melina Juergens as Senua (Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice)
And those are this year’s big winners for the 2018 British Academy Games Awards. 2018 has been filled with excellent releases so far as well, with more quality releases lined up for later. It’s going to be interesting to see who makes the cut next year. Well, we’ll see.