Tonight saw the annual BAFTA Game Awards ceremony take place, reflecting on the chest games of 2015. Some controversial winners admittedly, and for a night basking in the diversity of games available to play right now, the categories failed to reflect that. On a personal note, how The Witcher 3 came away with no awards s a crime!
The BAFTA Gaming Awards have taken place tonight, March 12th in London, the nominations and award categories can be found here and here are the winners:
The Grade 1 listed Tobacco Dock, London, will be lit up by stars from across the spectrum of popular entertainment and the gaming industry to celebrate the very best games of the past 12 months and highlighting an outstanding level of creative excellence from a broad range of UK and international development teams.
The British Academy Games Awards, hosted by actor Rufus Hound, will be streamed live at www.twitch.tv/bafta from 17.30, featuring pre-show interviews on the red carpet and the ceremony itself from 19.00.
British music sensation Riva Taylor will open the Awards with an original song composed especially for this year’s ceremony. Taylor will also present an award, as will Coronation Street star Georgia May Foote, comedian Rob Beckett, singer-songwriter Dan Croll, actress and model Alix Wilton Regan, presenter Andy Akinwolere and more to be confirmed.
Industry luminaries confirmed to attend include Tim Schafer, co-designer of The Secret of Monkey Island, Mike Bithell, creator of Thomas Was Alone, and Martin Hollis, the game designer behind the console hit of the 90s, GoldenEye 007.
Confirmed attendees to date include:
- Rufus Hound
- Riva Taylor
- Georgia May Foote
- Maimie McCoy
- David Arnold
- Linford Christie
- Rob Beckett
- Andrea Deck
- Dan Croll
- Katy Hill
- Alix Wilton Regan
- Andy Akinwolere
- Alex Brooker
- Dan Middleton
- Tim Schafer
- Jo Twist
- Ian Livingstone
- Martin Hollis
- Mike Bithell
- Chet Faliszek
- David Braben
- Vince Zampella
- Harold Ryan
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has today announced the 15 games selected for the Inside Games Arcade exhibition, which runs from 12 to 14 March. Now in its second year, Inside Games Arcade will be open to the public as part of EGX Rezzed, allowing developers to showcase their latest work and make their games available to play while celebrating the breadth of excellence in British game development today.
The selected games include virtual reality and touchscreen titles alongside console and PC games with some games showing previously unseen content.
The selections list in full:
- ALONE by LaserDog Games – www.alone-game.com
- Calvino Noir by Calvino Noir Limited – http://calvinonoir.com/
- Concrete Jungle by Cole Jefferies – http://colepowered.com/concrete-jungle/
- DASHY CRASHY by Dumpling Design – www.facebook.com/dumplingdesign
- Esper by Coatsink – http://coatsink.com/games/esper
- Fractured Space by Edge Case Games – http://fracturedspace.com/
- A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build by Alan Hazelden, Benjamin Davis & Ryan Roth –http://agoodsnowman.com/
- Hue by Mudvark – www.mudvark.com
- The Kraken Sleepeth by Team Pesky – www.indiedb.com/games/the-kraken-sleepeth
- A Light in Chorus by Broken Fence Games – www.lightchorus.com
- Mutiny! by Hidden Armada – www.hiddenarmada.com
- Pneuma: Breath of Life by Deco Digital & Bevel Studios –www.pneumabreathoflife.com/
- Project CARS by Slightly Mad Studios – www.projectcarsgame.com
- Smash Hit Plunder by Triangular Pixels – http://triangularpixels.com/Press/
- Table Tennis Touch by Yakuto – www.tabletennistouch.com
Inside Games Arcade will also feature winners from BAFTA’s Young Game Designerscompetition. YGD (www.bafta.org/ygd ) gives young people and their teachers and mentors unique access to the games industry and its top professionals and celebrates the games stars of the future.
Tickets to Inside Games Arcade and EGX Rezzed are available from www.egx.net/rezzed/tickets .