BAFTA Games Awards 2018 Winners
Last Thursday night, 12 April, the British Academy revealed its Games Awards 2018 winners. The red carpet was rolled out for many outstanding games that impressed video game critics and users alike. It is noteworthy that some of the surefire favorites did not come out on top this year, getting upstaged by new emerging game dev companies and their breathtaking deliverables.
The unparalleled winner was Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice by Ninja Theory – the creators of DmC: Devil May Cry and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West – that was nominated in nine categories and managed to collect five first-place awards. This dark mystic viking saga takes us on a journey with Senua, a savage warrior suffering from a psychological disorder. The game was developed in close collaboration with practitioners of psychology and neuroscience. Such success was not entirely unpredicted as the game has been enjoying positive feedback from the gaming community since its launch for PC on August 7, 2017.
Another surprise was What Remains of Edith Finch by Giant Sparrow, hitting the big time by winning in the “Best Game” category. This first-person adventure tells a series of life stories about a cursed family living in a coastal area of Washington state.
Some front-runners like NieR: Automata by PlatinumGames and Fortnite by Epic Games failed to live up to high expectations in several categories and were outstripped by Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild together with Overwatch and Divinity: Original Sin 2 respectively.
The 2018 BAFTA Winners
Game Beyond Entertainment
|Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice|
|Best Game||What Remains of Edith Finch|
|Family||Super Mario Odyssey|
|Game Design||Super Mario Odyssey|
|Game Innovation||The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild|
|Mobile Game||Golf Clash|
|Multiplayer||Divinity: Original Sin 2|
|Narrative||Night in the Woods|
|Original Property||Horizon Zero Dawn|
|Performer||Melina Juergens as Senua in Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice|