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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, or BAFTA for short, is no stranger to celebrating video games. This year, all of this celebration was condensed into an online-only award ceremony hosted by Dara O’Briain where a couple of notable RPGs has managed to nab some prestigious awards.
Grinding Gear Games’ action-RPG Path of Exile won the Evolving Game category, while ZA/UM Studio’s detective RPG Disco Elysium scored big with a total of three awards in Debut Game, Narrative, and Music. As a result of the latter, we can now watch an insightful video interview with ZA/UM’s Aleksander Rostov, Mikk Metsniit and Helen Hindpere. Here it is:
And here’s the full list of winners:
London, Thursday 2 April 2020: At tonight’s British Academy Games Awards, Outer Wilds, the action-adventure mystery about a solar system trapped in an endless time loop, won Best Game, Game Design and Original Property.
Also winning three BAFTAs was the open-world, role playing detective game Disco Elysium, for Debut Game, Narrative and Music.
Performer in a Supporting Role was won by Martti Suosalo for Control.
Performer in a Leading Role went to Gonzalo Martin for Life is Strange 2 (episodes 2-5).
Luigi’s Mansion 3, the action and adventure game, won in the new Animation category.
Artistic Achievement was won by Sayonara Wild Hearts, the arcade game about riding motorcycles, skateboarding and breaking hearts at 200mph.
Ape Out won Audio Achievement and Apex Legends took the BAFTA for Multiplayer. Path of Exile won the BAFTA for Evolving Game.
Observation, the adventure puzzle game created by Scottish studio No Code, received the BAFTA for British Game. Untitled Goose Game won in the Family category.
Games Beyond Entertainment was won by Kind Words (lo fi chill beats to write to), the uplifting game where players write nice letters to real people while listening to relaxing music.
The genre-defying Death Stranding won in the new Technical Achievement category and its director, writer and designer, Hideo Kojima, was honoured with the Fellowship, the highest honour the Academy can bestow.
Call of Duty: Mobile won EE Mobile Game of the Year, the only award to be voted for by the public.
The ceremony, hosted by Dara O’Briain, was live streamed through BAFTA’s social platforms including YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Twitch.