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BAFTA Game Awards: All You Need to Know

BAFTA Game Awards: All You Need to Know

“Winning isn’t everything; Wanting to win is” – Vince Lombardi Jr.

Today was a very special day for Gamers throughout the world as one of the stalwarts of awards academies, BAFTA held the BAFTA Games Awards. We at Ordinary Gamer have the full list of winners given right below!

1.       Debut Game:

Winner: The Unfinished Swan


 2.       Original Music:

Winner: Journey


 3.       Story:

Winner: The Walking Dead


 4.       Sports/Fitness:

Winner: New Star Soccer


 5.       Game Innovation:

Winner: The Unfinished Swan


 6.       Artistic Achievement:

Winner: Journey


 7.       Online – Browser

Winner: Song Pop


 8.       BAFTA’s One To Watch:

Winner: Starcrossed


 9.       Game Design:

Winner: Journey


 10.   Strategy:

Winner: XCOM: Enemy Unknown


 11.   Family Games:

Winner: LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes


 12.   Audio Achievement:

Winner: Journey


 13.   Mobile and Handheld:

Winner: The Walking Dead


 14.   Performer:

Winner: Danny Wallace (Thomas Was Alone)


 15.   Online – Multiplayer:

Winner: Journey


 16.   British Game:

Winner: The Room

17.   Action:

Winner: Far Cry 3


And now the most anticipated awards of the evening:


BAFTA Best Game:

Winner: Dishonored


BAFTA Fellowship Award:

Winner: Valve (Half Life, Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress 2, Steam) Co – Founder, Gabe Newell


The function was one worth watching, with many comic moments from people getting each other’s names mixed up, to banging the award on the table (by accident ofcourse). Journey truly showed why it’s one of the best games of the year by bagging 5 BAFTAs and as host Dara O’Briain pointed out how their speeches were getting shorter each time.

The One to Watch Award winners who travelled all the way from Finland were humble and not to mention speechless when accepting the award, not forgetting to thank their alma mater for sponsoring their trip to attend the BAFTAs.

It can’t be forgotten how the people behind Dishonored made the crowd laugh when they apologized for the incorrect spelling of the word Dishonoured during their acceptance speech for BAFTA for Best Game.

The BAFTA Fellowship winner Gabe Newell undeniably deserved the award. He not only introduced the world to Gordon Freeman, but his firm has an array of brilliant games and operates the world’s largest network of game distribution (Steam). It is definitely a proud moment for any gamer, when a man like Gabe Newell is honoured.


“On behalf of everyone at Valve and everyone who’s gone with us on this adventure – thank you.” – Gabe Newell



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  1. Dan Etheridge March 6, 2013 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Dishonoured – The game I have only put a few hours into. On my backlog.

    • SirMD March 6, 2013 at 10:42 am - Reply

      You’re missing a very good game, mostly with you’re a stealth fan like me

      • gvindyb March 6, 2013 at 10:44 am - Reply

        Agreed. I love stealth games but i am yet to play Dishonored! Shocking i know! I am going to get it soon though, i love how there is an option for you to go through the entire game without shedding any blood at all, that’s truly remarkable!

      • Dan Etheridge March 6, 2013 at 12:47 pm - Reply

        From what I played, it was great. Just so many other games to play.

  2. Jonathan Knows March 6, 2013 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Journey picked up lot’s of awards!

    • gvindyb March 6, 2013 at 2:56 pm - Reply

      Yup, they basically kept coming on stage every 10 mins haha

  3. Jewibebuild April 30, 2013 at 11:34 am - Reply

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