Another year has come flying round and once again the British Academy has awarded its distinct and prestigious awards to a great selection of the previous year’s highest fliers. There were over 50 games nominated for the famous golden mask, but only a handful walked away with the honours.

BAFTA mask trophies
The Famous Mask Awards

It was another fantastic celebration of the hard work and dedication that goes into creating these games, and to the fans who play them last night in London. Phil Duncan and Oli De-Vine won two awards for Overcooked – which was programmed in Phil’s spare room as a labour of love and dedication. The top prize was awarded to Naughty Dog for Uncharted 4, to which the team were delighted but admittedly surprised.

One game that was on many people’s lips was Blizzard’s Overwatch, which looked strong going into the awards. They managed best multiplayer, a thoroughly deserved award for Blizzard’s first hero based FPS.

Firewatch also fared well with Cissy Jones winning best performance and the game taking the best debut game title.

The game with the most awards (4) was inside.

We’ve got the full list of winners below, but for more information, and to watch the ceremony head over to the British Academy Games Awards.

The Winners

AMD E-Sports Audience Awards
Clash Royale

Artistic Achievement
Inside

Audio Achievement
The Last Guardian

Best Game
Uncharted 4

British Game
Overcooked

Debut Game
Firewatch

Evolving Game
Rocket League

Family
Overcooked

Game Design
Inside

Game Innovation
That Dragon, Cancer

Mobile
Pokémon GO

Multiplayer
Overwatch

Music
Virginia

Narrative
Inside

Original Property
Inside

Performer
Cissy Jones

With 2016 being such a remarkable year for gaming, it will be interesting to see how this year sizes up, and to see who makes it to the 2018 ceremony.

Do you think the academy got it right? Who would you have given the awards to? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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