PC indie titles scooped a number of awards at the British Academy Games Awards last night.The Fullbright Company’s artistic exploration game Gone Home claimed a BAFTA in the Debut Game category. Gone Home beat The Stanley Parable and Remember Me to the award.
Another PC indie exclusive, Papers, Please walked away with the Strategy and Simulation BAFTA, capping what has been an unbelievably successful year for developers Lucas Pope.
PS3 exclusive The Last of Us was the biggest winner of the night. Of the 9 awards they were nominated for, they walked away with 5 BAFTA awards, including Best Game in 2014.
Eyebrows were raised when console exclusive Grand Theft Auto V claimed the prize for Best Multiplayer. The now infamous Grand Theft Auto Online is regarded by many gamers to be one of the most over-hyped failures in online gaming history. With server issues, microtransactions and messy design, the award has caused some discontent through numerous gaming circles.
The awards and their winners are as follows:
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 – Tearaway
Game Design – Grand Theft Auto V
Game Innovation – Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Mobile and Handheld – Tearaway
Multiplayer – Grand Theft Auto V
Music – Bioshock Infinite
Performer – Ashley Johnson (Ellie) – The Last of Us
Sport – FIFA 14
Story – The Last of Us
Strategy and Simulation – Papers, Please