The 2021 BAFTA Games Awards

This time of year is when all the annual awards finalists in film and television are announced and the ceremonies held.

In the UK we are familiar with the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) awards.

But there is an equally important BAFTA for the Games Industry.

The 2021 ceremony was held virtually at the end of last month (March) because of the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic.

Games sales and activity have increased massively while people have been confined to home during the various lockdowns but who were the latest winners?

Categories include Animation, Artistic Achievement, Audio achievement, Best game, British game, Debut game, Evolving game, Family, Game beyond entertainment, Game design, multiplayer, Music, Narrative, Original property, Performer in a leading role, Performer in a supporting role, Technical Achievement and EE Game of the year.

Winners include:

THE LAST OF US PART II Development Team – Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe for Animation. It was also voted winner in the EE games category, voted for by the public.

HADES Jen Zee – Supergiant Games/Supergiant Games, for Artistic Achievement

HADES Development Team – Supergiant Games/Supergiant Games for Best Game

SACKBOY: A BIG ADVENTURE Ned Waterhouse, Jess Gaskell, Pete Smith – Sumo Digital Sheffield/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe for British Game, which also won the Family and Narratives categories.

For a full list of all the winners click here