I love the British Academy. They recognize that great performances can also take place in video games, and they recognize gaming as part of their awards for artistic achievement. Even better, Steam is getting in on the fun and helping those who haven’t enjoyed these games yet.
Let’s look at how the awards turned out:
- The Last of Us: Best Action and Adventure, Best Story, Audio Achievement Award, Best Game Overall, Best Performer (Ashley Johnson)
- GTA V: Best British Game, Game Design Award, Best Multiplayer
- Tearaway: Artistic Achievement Award, Best Family Game, Best Mobile and Handheld Game
- BioShock Infinite: Best Music
- Papers, Please: Best Strategy and Simulation
- FIFA 2014: Best Sports Game
- Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons: Game Innovation Award
- Size Does Matter: BAFTA Ones to Watch
- Gone Home: Best Debut Game
I’ve got to say, the nominations showed love for a greater variety of games, including a bunch of indies, but I’m still impressed with how the awards shaped up. Honestly, I think for the most part I agree with them. Congrats to all the people who made such impressive games.
In awesome news for us, Steam has decided to get on board with the BAFTAs. For 24 hours only, you can grab some of the nominees at massive discounts. Get Civ V: Brave New World for $7.49, Tomb Raider for a demonic $6.66, or Papers, Please for an undocumented $4.99. Looks like today might be the day I cave and pick up some of the games I’ve been waiting for. Not that I have time to play them, but I need Democracy 3, don’t I
Last Updated: March 13, 2014