Journey wins big at Game BAFTAs

thatgamecompany scoops five awards, while Dishonoured takes Best Game

Journey was the star of the show at the 2013 British Academy Games Awards last night.

thatgamecompany, the studio behind the PS3 exclusive indie hit, took home prizes for Online Multiplayer, Artistic Achievement, Game Design, Original Music and Audio Achievement.

The coveted Best Game award went to Arkane Studios for its first-person stealth title Dishonored, while Telltale Games and Giant Sparrow took home multiple awards for The Walking Dead and The Unfinished Swan respectively.

Valve MD Gabe Newell was also presented with the Academy Fellowship for his outstanding and exceptional creative contribution to the games industry. The full list of winners:

  • Best Game: Dishonored - Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks
  • British Game: The Room - Fireproof Games/Fireproof Games
  • Debut Game: The Unfinished Swan - Ian Dallas, Nathan Gary, Giant Sparrow/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  • Family: Lego Batman 2 DC Super Heroes - Jon Burton, Jonathan Smith, John Hodskinson, TT Games/Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment
  • Game Design: Journey - thatgamecompany /Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  • Game Innovation: The Unfinished Swan - Ian Dallas, Nathan Gary, Giant Sparrow/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  • Artistic Achievement: Journey - thatgamecompany /Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  • Mobile & Handheld: The Walking Dead - Dan Connors, Kevin Bruner, Kevin Boyle, Telltale Games/Telltale
  • Online (Browser): SongPop - Olivier Michon, Thibaut Crenn, Daouna Jeong, FreshPlanet/FreshPlanet
  • Online Multiplayer: Journey - thatgamecompany /Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  • Original Music: Journey - Austin Wintory, Keith Leary, Mony Mudd, thatgamecompany /Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  • Audio Achievement: Journey - Steve Johnson, Austin Wintory, Keith Leary, thatgamecompany /Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  • Performer: Danny Wallace - (The Narrator) Thomas Was Alone
  • Sports/Fitness: New Star Soccer - Simon Read, New Star Games/New Star Games
  • Story: The Walking Dead - Telltale Games/Telltale
  • Strategy: XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Firaxis/2K Games
  • BAFTA Ones to Watch Award: Starcrossed - Kimi Sulopuisto, Vili Viitaniemi, Minttu Meriläinen, Petri Liuska, Andrew MacLean
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