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Awards: BAFTA Winners Highlight Diverse and Varied Games

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London, 4 April 2019: BAFTA has announced the winners of tonight’s British Academy Games Awards, which celebrated the very best in games of the past year. The ceremony was hosted by Dara O’Briain at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.

  • God of War, the mythology-based action-adventure game, won Audio Achievement, Best Game, Music, Narrative, and Performer for Jeremy Davies for his role as The Stranger.
  • Return of the Obra Dinn, the puzzle game developed by Lucas Pope, won Artistic Achievement and Game Design.
  • Nintendo Labo, the creative cardboard-based game that brings toys to life with the Nintendo Switch, won Family and Game Innovation.
  • Fortnite, the hugely popular online multiplayer game, won Evolving Game.
 Another six games won BAFTAs on the night. The turn-based strategy game Into the Breach won Original PropertyFlorence, the interactive love story, won Mobile GameYoku’s Island Express, the platforming pinball adventure game, won the BAFTA for debut GameA Way Out, the co-op adventure game, won Multiplayer. The open-world racing game Forza Horizon 4 won British GameMy Child Lebensborn, the story-driven nurture game about the child of an enemy soldier, won the BAFTA for Game Beyond Entertainment.
Old School Runescape collected the EE Mobile Game of the Year, the only award voted for by the public.
The official live stream of the ceremony with red carpet arrivals and winners interviews is available on BAFTA’s website,, and all major social and online platforms including FacebookTwitterTwitchYouTubeSteam, Playstation, Mixer and Caffeine.
The Awards are supported by BAFTA’s official games partners Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts, PlayFusion, PlayStation, SEGA Europe Ltd., Tencent Games and Ubisoft Entertainment with EE sponsoring the only award voted for by the public.
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Andy Robertson is the editor of AskAboutGames and has written for national press and broadcast about video games and families for over 15 years. He has just published the Taming Gaming book with its Family Video Game Database.