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Today winners of the BAFTA Games Awards, held in Tobacco Dock, London, were announced and we had some familiar favorites accepting awards.

Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End won the top prize, claiming Best Game honors over INSIDE, Firewatch, Overwatch, Stardew Valley and Titanfall 2.  The final game of the Nathan Drake series has garnered many awards this year and it’s not surprising, it’s an excellent game. Danish developer PlayDead’s puzzle-platformer adventure, INSIDE, picked up 4 awards including Game Design, Narrative, Artistic Achievement, and Original Property. Cooking simulator, Overcooked, took home British Game and Family awards and Firewatch won Debut Game and Performer for voice actress Cissy Jones (Delilah).

Virginia, Rocket League, Overwatch, Pokémon Go, The Last Guardian and That Dragon, Cancer also won awards. Clash Royale won AMD eSports Audience Award, beating eSports favorites Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, League of Legends, Overwatch and Street Fighter V.

The BAFTA Ones to Watch Award, showcasing the best in games development and design talent, went to Among the Stones, a 3D Platform game created by student developers from Abertay University.

Game designer and artist Brenda Romero received the Special Award for her contribution to the gaming industry, her advocacy for the creative process behind game design and “her commitment to encouraging the next generation of talent in the industry.” Romero has worked on over 40 games including Wizardry and the Jagged Alliance series, Def Jam, Ghost Recon and Dungeon & Dragons.

Below are the 2017 Winners of the BAFTA Game Awards

Best Game

  • Firewatch
  • INSIDE
  • Overwatch
  • Stardew Valley
  • Titanfall 2
  • WINNER Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

British Game

  • Batman: Arkham VR
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • No Man’s Sky
  • WINNER – Overcooked
  • Planet Coaster
  • Virginia

Game Design

  • Battlefield 1
  • Dishonored 2
  • WINNER – INSIDE
  • Overwatch
  • Titanfall 2
  • The Witness

Game Innovation

  • Batman: Arkham VR
  • Firewatch
  • Pokémon GO
  • WINNER – That Dragon, Cancer
  • Unseen Diplomacy
  • The Witness

Narrative

  • Dishonored 2
  • Firewatch
  • WINNER – INSIDE
  • Mafia III
  • Oxenfree
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Artistic Achievement

  • ABZÛ
  • Dishonored 2
  • WINNER – INSIDE
  • The Last Guardian
  • Uncharted 4
  • Unravel

Audio Achievement

  • Battlefield 1
  • DOOM
  • INSIDE
  • WINNER – The Last Guardian
  • Rez Infinite
  • Uncharted 4

Debut Game

  • WINNER – Firewatch
  • Overcooked
  • Oxenfree
  • That Dragon, Cancer
  • The Witness
  • Virginia

Evolving Game

  • Destiny: Rise of Iron
  • Elite Dangerous: Horizons
  • EVE Online
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Online
  • Hitman
  • WINNER – Rocket League

Family

  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • WINNER – Overcooked
  • THE PLAYROOM VR
  • Pokémon GO
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Toca Hair Salon

Mobile

  • The Banner Saga 2
  • Dawn of Titans
  • Deus Ex GO
  • WINNER – Pokémon GO
  • Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon
  • Reigns 

Multiplayer

  • Battlefield 1
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • Overcooked
  • WINNER – Overwatch
  • Titanfall 2
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 

Music

  • ABZÛ
  • DOOM
  • INSIDE
  • The Last Guardian
  • Uncharted 4
  • WINNER – Virginia 

Original Property

  • Firewatch
  • WINNER – INSIDE
  • The Last Guardian
  • Overwatch
  • Unravel
  • The Witness

Performer

  • Alex Hernandez – Mafia III (Lincoln Clay)
  • WINNER – Cissy Jones – Firewatch (Delilah)
  • Emily Rose – Uncharted 4 (Elena Fisher)
  • Navid Negahban – 1979 Revolution: Black Friday (‘Hajj Agha’)
  • Nolan North – Uncharted 4 (Nathan Drake)
  • Troy Baker – Uncharted 4 (Sam Drake)

AMD eSports Audience Award

  • WINNER – Clash Royale
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Dota 2
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch
  • Street Fighter V
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