2018 British Academy Game Awards have come and gone and I round up the big winners of the night.

This year saw “Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice”, lay down the sword and walk away as the biggest winner of the awards, picking up four titles including the prestigious “Game beyond Entertainment” for its break down in the stigma surrounding mental health and showing the world that games can reach beyond just having fun.

“What Remains of Edith Finch” won the best game at this year’s British Academy Games Awards.

This year’s fellowship was given to Double Fine Productions’ Tim Schafer. His most notable work came from the now defunct studio LucasArts, where he had a hand in games such as “Full Throttle” and “The Secret of Monkey Island”. Since 2000, he founded Double Fine studio and produced titles “Psychonauts” and Brutal Legend”

The Awards:

Artistic Achievement – Winner – HELLBLADE: SENUA’S SACRIFICE

Nominees: Cuphead, Gorogoa, Horizon  Zero Dawn, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Uncharted: The lost legacy.

 

Audio Achievement – Winner – HELLBLADE: SENUA’S SACRIFICE

Nominees: Call of Duty: World War II, Destiny 2, Horizon Zero Dawn, Star Wars Battlefront II and Uncharted: The lost legacy.

 

Best Game – Winner – WHAT REMAINS OF EDITH FINCH

Nominees: Assassins Creed Origins, Horizon Zero Dawn, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey.

 

British Game – Winner – HELLBLADE: SENUA’S SACRIFICE

Nominees: Monument Valley 2, Reigns: Her Majesty, The Sexy Brutale, Sniper Elite 4 and Total War: Warhammer II

 

Debut Game – Winner – GOROGOA

Nominees: Cuphead, Hollow Knight, Night in the Woods, The Sexy Brutale and Slime Rancher

 

Evolving Game – Winner – OVERWATCH

Nominees: Clash Royale, Final Fantasy XV, Fortnite, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege.

 

Family – Winner – SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY

Nominees: Just Dance 2018, Lego Worlds, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Monument Valley 2 and Snipperclips

 

Game Beyond Entertainment – Winner – HELLBLADE: SENUA’S SACRIFICE

Nominees: Bury Me, My Love, Last Day of June, Life is Strange: Before the Storm, Night in the woods and Sea Hero Quest VR

 

Game Design – Winner – SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY

Nominees: Assassins Creed Origins, Horizon Zero Dawn, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Neir Automata and What Remains of Edith Finch

 

Game Innovation – Winner – THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD

Nominees: Gorogoa, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Neir Automata, Snipperclips and What Remains of Edith Finch

 

Mobile Game – Winner – GOLF CLASH

Nominees: Bury Me, My Love, Gorogoa, Kami 2, Monument Valley 2 and Stranger Things: The Game.

 

Multiplayer – Winner – DIVINITY: ORIGINAL SIN 2

Nominees: Fortnite, Gang Beasts, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, Splatoon 2 and Star Trek: Bridge Crew.

 

Music – Winner – CUPHEAD

Nominees: Get Even, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Horizon Zero Dawn, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Horizon Zero Dawn.

 

Narrative – Winner – NIGHT IN THE WOODS

Nominees:  Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Horizon Zero Dawn, Tacoma, What Remains of Edith Finch and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

 

Original Property – Winner – HORIZON ZERO DAWN

Nominees: Cuphead, Gorogoa, Night in the Woods, Playerunknown’s Battleground, What Remains of Edith Finch.

 

Performer – Winner – MELINA JUERGENS AS SENUA IN HELLBLADE: SENUA’S SACRIFICE

Nominees: ABUBAKAR SALIM as Bayek in Assassin’s Creed Origins, ASHLY BURCH as Aloy in Horizon Zero Dawn, CLAUDIA BLACK as Chloe Frazer in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, LAURA BAILEY as Nadine Ross in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and  VALERIE ROSE LOHMAN as Edith Finch in What Remains of Edith Finch

 

All these great winners and new concepts being brought to life via gaming here’s hoping it continues to grow the entertainment sector and bring in new audiences’ in the process.

 

Tech Off Mel On!!

 

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