Fallout 4 receives the British Academy's award for Best Game 2016

Fallout 4 gets Best Game award at the BAFTA Game Awards 2016

Fallout 4 receives the British Academy's award for Best Game 2016

Bethesda has done it! Fallout 4 was just announced as Best Game at the British Academy Game Awards in London. Tonight’s event saw game professionals gather at Tobacco Dock in London for the ceremony, which was held during the first day of this year’s EGX Rezzed event. It was hosted by the Irish comedian Dara Ó Briain, a man known to many in the UK for his love of video games.

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There were 3 other games who also stood out, all winning 3 awards on the evening: Her Story – an interactive movie video game developed, written and directed by Sam Barlow, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture – an adventure game set in an English village which comes from developers The Chinese Room, and Rocket League – a physics-based soccer game played using futuristic vehicles from Psyonix.

As well as the Academy Awards won tonight, there was also an award for “One to Watch” which is awarded for new talent and innovation within the industry. This year’s nominated games were all selected from games which were showcased in August last year at the Dare Protoplay festival in Dundee. The winner of this year’s award was SUNDOWN. Developed by Mild Beast Games, SUNDOWN is a top-down stealth shooter which sees players plunged into darkness in a “last man standing” shootout.

Full list of winners from the 2016 British Academy Game Awards

Artistic Achievement

Ori and the Blind Forest

Moon Studios

Audio Achievement

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

The Chinese Room

Best Game

Fallout 4

Bethesda Softworks

British Game

Batman: Arkham Knight

Rocksteady Studios

Debut Game

Her Story

Sam Barlow

Family

Rocket League

Psyonix

Game Design

Bloodborne

FromSoftware

Game Innovation

Her Story

Sam Barlow

Mobile & Handheld

Her Story

Sam Barlow

Multiplayer

Rocket League

Psyonix

Music

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

The Chinese Room

Original Property

Until Dawn

Supermassive Games

Performer

Merle Dandridge (Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture)

The Chinese Room

Persistent Game

Prison Architect

Introversion Software

Sport

Rocket League

Psyonix

Story

Life is Strange

Dontnod Entertainment


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