BAFTA Games Awards 2013 concluded with Journey collecting a pack of five awards at the ceremony, which celebrated the exploits of the gaming industry. The awards event was graced by many actors, pop stars and TV personalities in Central London, depicting the popularity of games. Dishonored took home the coveted award for the best game at the BAFTA Games Awards 2013.
Dishonored is a first-person action title, which is set in a historic plague-ridden city. The player utilises special powers and swordplay to seek revenge on enemies in this Arkane Studios creation. Journey received awards for the following categories, Online Multiplayer, Artistic Achievement, Game Design, Original Music and Audio Achievement.
The ninth edition of the BAFTA Games Awards 2013 witnessed more than 50 games competing for 18 awards. Gabe Newell, creator of science fiction games Half Life and Portal was presented with the highest accolade from BAFTA, Academy Fellowship. Accepting the award, Newell said, “On behalf of everyone at Valve, and all of the gamers who have gone with us on this adventure over the last few years – thank you very much.”
The Walking Dead, a spin-off from the television managed to win only two awards out of the seven nominations it received, Mobile & Handheld and Story. The Unfinished Swan collected the awards for Game Innovation and Debut Game. The Room won the accolade for the Best British Game, it is a puzzle adventure from homegrown developer Fireproof Games.
Talking about the popularity of games, comedian Russel Kane said, “It is a no-brainer that the average 14-year-old is more attracted to games consoles than the works of Charles Dickens. There’s more and more interaction, the learning side of it is getting more and more interesting. Some of these historical first person games, without even meaning to, even though you’ve cut the heads off a thousand people, you’ve learned who the Tudors are – benefits.”
To view the complete list of BAFTA Games Awards 2013 winners, you can visit the official website.