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Successful Night For British Gaming At BAFTAs Whilst The Last Of Us Wins Big

Published March 14, 2014 by |

Naughty Dog’s critically acclaimed The Last of Us swept us at this years British Academy Games Awards picking up five of the seven awards for which it was nominated.

The post-apocalyptic survival game picked up awards for best action and adventure title, best story, best audio achievement, best performer (for Ashely Johnson as Ellie) and the nights biggest award, Best Game.

It was a excellent night for British developers with Rockstar also picking up four awards.

The Edinburgh-based developer picked up best British game, best game design, best multiplayer and the BAFTA fellowship award, presented by Metal Gear director Hideo Kojima, for Grand Theft Auto V.

Rockstar

The fellowship award presentation prompted a rare appearance from Rockstar co-founders Sam and Dan Houser, stating;

“This is a tremendous honour for us as a mostly British-run company, and as passionate advocates of the medium, and also as lovers of British film and consumers as children of almost lethal amounts of British television. This is wonderful.”

Guilford based developer Media Molecule, the team behind Little Big Planet, also had a successful night for their PS Vita title Tearaway. It picked up three awards, best artistic achievement, best family game and best mobile and handheld game.

Elsewhere their where awards for FIFA 14 for best sports game and Bioshock 4 for best music.

Check out the full list of winners below:

Best Action and Adventure – The Last Of Us (Naughty Dog)
Best Debut Game – Gone Home (The Fallbright Company)
Best British Game – Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar)
Best Music – Bioshock Infinite (Irrational Games)
Best Story – The Last of Us (Naughty Dog)
Best Strategy and Simulation – Papers, Please (Lucas Pope)
Artistic Achievement – Tearaway (Media Molecule)
Audio Achievement – The Last of Us (Naughty Dog)
Best Sport – FIFA 14 (EA Sports)
Best Family – Tearaway (Media Molecule)
Best Game Innovation – Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons (Starbreeze Studios)
Best Mobile and Handheld – Tearaway (Media Molecule)
One To Watch – Size DOES Matter (Team DOS)
Best Game Design – Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar)
Best Multiplayer – Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar)
Best Performer – Ashley Johnson as Ellie in The Last of Us (Naughty Dog)
Best Game – The Last of Us (Naughty Dog)
BAFTA Fellowship – Rockstar Games