PlayStation Cleans up with the Last of Us & Tearaway at this years BAFTA's
At last night's BAFTA Games Awards (hosted by Dara O Briain at Tobacco Dock, London E1) two PlayStation exclusive titles stole the show with five wins for 'The Last of us' (PS3) and three wins for 'Teraway' (PS Vita).
The Last of Us, the post-apocalyptic story of love and loss among the last survivors of humanity, won best Action & Adventure, Audio Achievement, Best Game, Story, and Performer; which was presented to Ashley Johnson for her role as Ellie.
Papercraft platformer Tearaway scooped awards for Artistic Achievement, Family and Mobile & Handheld. Rex Crowle, who last year was selected as a BAFTA ‘Breakthrough Brit’ for his exceptionally promising talent, collected his first BAFTA for his work on Tearaway.
Other winners included....
Grand Theft Auto V won in the British Game, Game Design and Multiplayer categories.
Gone Home, a game of exploration in which players piece together a mysterious family story, was awarded the BAFTA for Debut Game.
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, the story-driven adventure game following two brothers on an epic fairytale journey, won the BAFTA for Game Innovation. The game features the unusual control system that allows one player to simultaneously control both brothers.
The BAFTA for Music was awarded to first-person shooter Bioshock Infinite, which features a selection of iconic modern musical tracks reimagined as if they were made in 1912.
FIFA 14 collected the BAFTA for Sport, the fourth time the franchise has won an award.
Papers, Please, described by creator Lucas Pope as a “dystopian document thriller”, where players take the role of an immigration officer at a border checkpoint picked up the BAFTA for Strategy and Simulation.
Showcasing the best in young games development and design talent, Size DOES Matter – created by a team of student developers in Norway - won the BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to be Digital.
The Fellowship was presented to Rockstar Games for its outstanding and exceptional creative contribution to the games industry. Sam Houser, Dan Houser, Leslie Benzies and Aaron Garbut attended the ceremony to accept the Award on behalf of the company.
The Awards’ highlights programme will be broadcast on Challenge (Sky: Ch 125, Freeview: Ch 46, Virgin: Ch 139) on Friday 21st March at 10pm.