BAFTA Game Awards: ‘The Last of Us’ Clears Up
Wednesday night saw the 10th annual Bafta Games Awards, which is like the Baftas for TV shows and films, but for computer games instead, and there was a clear winner this year.
The Last of Us from Naughty Dog took away five awards, including Best Performer. The PS3 game sees Joel, striving to survive in a zombie-filled post-apocalyptic world with a 14-year-old girl in tow, in a story that has been said to move even the most hard-core computer gamer to tears. The picture above was taken from the Playstation website.
“The team worked insanely hard for three-and-a-half years, and put a lot of faith in us,” the developers said. “So, coming out the other side and bringing all these awards home to them is super exciting.”
Sony Computer Entertainment’s other baby, Tearaway, available on the PS Vita, also took away three awards, so is this real winner here Sony?
Rockstar, the brains behind the Grand Theft Auto franchise, also celebrated a successful evening with Grand Theft Auto V winning three awards, and the company receiving the Bafta Fellowship Award.
Dan Houser, Rockstar co-founder, collected the award and said what an honour it was for a company that is mainly British company to win the award. “This is the first time, as far as I know, that Bafta has given an award to 900 people,” he said in his acceptance speech. He said that Rockstar is a family of talented people, “sometimes happy, sometimes with screaming arguments, but always with a passion for the project.”
Here’s a full list of Bafta Games Award winners:
- Action and Adventure: The Last of Us
- Artistic Achievement: Tearaway
- Audio Achievement: The Last of Us
- Best Game: The Last of Us
- British Game: Grand Theft Auto V
- Debut Game: Gone Home
- Family Game: Tearaway
- Game Design: Grand Theft Auto V
- Game Innovation: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
- Mobile and Handheld: Tearaway
- Online Multiplayer: Grand Theft Auto V
- Original Music: BioShock Infinite
- Performer: Ashley Johnson as Ellie in The Last of Us
- Sports: FIFA 14
- Story: The Last of Us
- Strategy and Simulation: Papers, Please
- Bafta Ones to Watch Award: Size Does Matter
- Academy Fellowship: Rockstar Games