Inside Takes Four Awards at the BAFTA Games Awards

Inside Takes Four Awards at the BAFTA Games Awards

Another year, another round of exceptional video games winning awards at the BAFTA Games Awards. This year featured a total of 18 awards distributed among different categories. Inside managed to snag four of these awards, while Firewatch and Overcooked were both able to bring in two each. Keep in mind that while the awards were given in 2017, the games themselves were released in 2016.

  • Artistic Achievement – Inside (Playdead)
  • Audio Achievement – The Last Guardian (SIE Japan Studio)
  • Best Game – Uncharted 4 – A Thief‘s End (Naughty Dog)
  • British Game – Overcooked (Ghost Town Games/Team17)
  • Debut Game – Firewatch (Campo Santo)
  • Evolving Game – Rocket League (Psyonix)
  • Family – Overcooked (Ghost Town Games/Team17)
  • Game Design – Inside (Playdead)
  • Game Innovation – That Dragon, Cancer (Numinous Games)
  • Mobile – Pokemon Go (Niantic Inc.)
  • Multiplayer – Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Music – Virginia (Variable State/505 Games)
  • Narrative –  Inside (Playdead)
  • Original Property – Inside (Playdead)
  • Performer – Firewatch (Cissy Jones as Delilah)
  • BAFTA Ones To Watch Award In Association with Dare To Be Digital – Among the Stones (Bluedoor Games)
  • AMD eSports Audience Award – Clash Royale (Supercell)
  • Special Award – Brenda Romero

Inside was released last summer to critical acclaim. We reviewed Inside and said it “takes everything its predecessor did and turns up the heat, somehow creating a more engrossing and macabre experience.” Our review of Overcooked found that “if you’ve got some dedicated (and local) friends that are skilled gamers and aren’t afraid to come to your house, then Overcooked is easily recommendable.” We gave Firewatch a 9 out of 10 when it was released in February of 2016, stating that it “is narrative-driven adventure game dealing with adult issues in ways unlike any other game out there.”

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) have hosted a Games Awards show since 2004, making this year’s event the thirteenth on the record. Last year saw Her Story pick up three awards with Fallout 4 grabbing the Best Game award, while the year before that saw Destiny fill in the Best Game category.