The Bafta Games Awards 2019

by on September 8, 2019

God of War definitely dominated the whole night this year at the 15th Bafta Games Awards, taking home an impressive five prizes during one of the gaming industries most prestigious nights of the year.

The big-budget PlayStation 4 exclusive picked up awards for Music, Narrative, the Performer award for Jeremy Davies who plays the part of The Stranger who is God of War’s primary antagonist and another award for Audio Achievement as well as taking home the big prize of the night which was winning the Best Game in the face of some really stiff competition.

Competition like Red Dead Redemption 2 and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey as well as virtual reality platformer Astro Bot were amongst the other titles up for awards and during Cory Barlogs acceptance speech, the director of God of War said “Creating things is really hard, it is daily failure, constant doubt, this feeling that what you’re doing is not that great, and every once in a while there is a shining moment where you say ‘aha, I got it’…. followed by sobbing.”

Held at London’s Southbank the glitzy ceremony celebrated the artistic achievements for the whole of the gaming industry with the sector growing steadily (it’s now worth $140 billion worldwide) the UK alone enjoyed a record growth in 2018 with a massive £5.7 billion being spent on video games which is a 10% rise on 2017.

The Nominees

Nominations for the Bafta Game Awards of 2019 included: – Assassins Creed Odyssey which was developed by Ubisoft Quebec/Ubisoft – Celeste, developed by Matt Makes Games Inc – Red Dead Redemption 2 developed by Rockstar Games (which surprisingly did not win any awards) – Return of the Obra Dinn developed by Lucas Pope/3909.

The Winners

Best Game was won by God of War – Artistic Achievement was won by Return of the Obra Dinn – Audio Achievement was won by God of War – British Game was won by Forza Horizon – Debut Game was won by Yoku’s Island Express – Evolving Game was won by Fortnite – Family was won by Nintendo Labo – The Game Beyond Entertainment award was won by My Child Lebensborn –  the award for Game Design was won by Return of the Obra Dinn – Game Innovation was won by Nintendo Labo – the award for the best mobile game went to Florence – the award for the best Multiplayer went to A Way Out.

The Music Award went to God of War

The Award for Narrative went to God of War

The Original Property Award was won by Into the Breach

The Best Performer went to Jeremy Davies as The Stranger in God of War

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