Nintendo Scores Wins In Three British Academy Games Awards Categories

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BAFTA has announced the winners at the British Academy Games Awards, in which Ninja Theory were lauded for their work on Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice.

While it was What Remains of Edith Finch from Giant Sparrow Studios that won Best Game, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, which explores the main character’s struggle with mental health issues, won in the Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, British Game, and Game Beyond Entertainment categories with Melina Juergens winning in the Performer category for her portrayal of Senua.

Nintendo didn’t leave empty-handed, though, with Super Mario Odyssey winning in the Game Design and Family categories, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild winning the BAFTA for Game Innovation.

The Fellowship was presented to Tim Schafer in recognition of his outstanding creative contribution to the industry and for his illustrious career in game design.

Beyond that, the complete list of winners at British Academy Games Awards in 2018 are as follows:

FELLOWSHIP

Tim Shafer

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT

Cuphead, Development Team – StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc./StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc.
Gorogoa Development Team – Jason Roberts, Buried Signal/Annapurna Interactive
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Development Team – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd
Horizon Zero Dawn, Development Team – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Development Team – Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

AUDIO ACHIEVEMENT

Call of Duty: World War II, Development Team – Sledgehammer Games/Activision
Destiny 2 Development Team – Bungie/Activision
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, David Garcia Diaz – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd
Horizon Zero Dawn, Development Team – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Star Wars Battlefront II, Development Team – DICE/Electronic Arts
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Development Team – Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

BEST GAME

Asassin’s Creed Origins, Development Team – Ubisoft Montreal/ Ubisoft
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Development Team – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd
Horizon Zero Dawn, Development Team – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
Super Mario Odyssey Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
What Remains of Edith Finch, Development Team – Giant Sparrow/Annapurna Interactive

BRITISH GAME

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Development Team – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd
Monument Valley 2 Development Team – ustwo games/ustwo games
Reigns: Her Majesty, Leigh Alexander, François Alliot, Arnaud De Bock – Nerial Ltd/ Devolver Digital
The Sexy Brutale, Charles Griffiths, James Griffiths, Tom Lansdale – Cavalier Game Studios and Tequila Works/ Tequila Works
Sniper Elite 4 Development Team – Rebellion/ Rebellion
Total War: Warhammer II Development Team – Creative Assembly/ SEGA

DEBUT GAME

Cuphead, Development Team – StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc./StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc.
Gorogoa, Development Team – Jason Roberts, Buried Signal/Annapurna Interactive
Hollow Knight, Development Team – Team Cherry/Team Cherry
Night in the Woods, Scott Benson, Alec Holowka, Bethany Hockenberry – InfiniteFall/Finji
The Sexy Brutale, Charles Griffiths, James Griffiths, Tom Lansdale – Cavalier Game Studios and Tequila Works/Tequila Works
Slime Rancher, Development Team – Monomi Park/Monomi Park

EVOLVING GAME

Clash Royale, Development Team – Supercell/ Supercell
Final Fantasy XV, Hajime Tabata – Square Enix/ Square Enix
Fortnite, Development Team – Epic Games/ Epic Games
Overwatch, Development Team – Blizzard Entertainment/ Blizzard Entertainment
PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds, Development Team – PUBG Corp/ Bluehole, Inc.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, Development Team – Ubisoft Montreal/ Ubisoft

FAMILY

Just Dance 2018, Development Team – Ubisoft Paris/ Ubisoft
LEGO Worlds, Development Team – TT Games/ WB Games
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Development Team – Ubisoft/ Ubisoft
Monument Valley 2, Development Team – ustwo games/ustwo games
Snipperclips, Development Team – SFB Games/ Nintendo
Super Mario Odyssey, Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

GAME BEYOND ENTERTAINMENT

Bury Me, My Love, Development Team – The Pixel Hunt & Fig/ ARTE & Playdius
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Development Team – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd
Last Day of June, Massimo Guarini, Elia Randon, Andrew Thompson – Ovosonico/505 Games
Life is Strange: Before the Storm, Development Team – Deck Nine Games, Square Enix/Square Enix
Night in the Woods, Scott Benson, Alec Holowka, Bethany Hockenberry – InfiniteFall/ Finji
Sea Hero Quest VR, Matthew Hyde, Max Scott-Slade, Hugo Scott-Slade – Glitchers/ Glitchers

GAME DESIGN

Assassin’s Creed Origins, Development Team – Ubisoft Montreal/ Ubisoft
Horizon Zero Dawn, Development Team – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
NieR Automata, Development Team – Platinum Games; Square Enix/ Square Enix
Super Mario Odyssey, Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
What Remains of Edith Finch, Development Team – Giant Sparrow/Annapurna Interactive

GAME INNOVATION

Gorogoa, Development Team – Jason Roberts, Buried Signal/Annapurna Interactive
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Development Team – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
NieR Automata, Development Team – Platinum Games; Square Enix/Square Enix
Snipperclips, Development Team – SFB Games/Nintendo
What Remains of Edith Finch, Development Team – Giant Sparrow/Annapurna Interactive

MOBILE GAME

Bury Me, My Love, Development Team – The Pixel Hunt & Fig/ ARTE & Playdius
Golf Clash, Paul Gouge, Alex Rigby, Gareth Jones – Playdemic/Playdemic
Gorogoa, Development Team – Jason Roberts, Buried Signal/Annapurna Interactive
KAMI 2, Development Team – State of Play/State of Play
Monument Valley 2, Development Team – ustwo games/ustwo games
Stranger Things: The Game, Development Team – BonusXP, Inc./BonusXP, Inc.

MULTIPLAYER

Divinity: Original Sin 2, Development Team – Larian Studios/ Larian Studios Games
Fortnite Development Team – Epic Games/ Epic Games
Gang Beasts, Development Team – Boneloaf/ Double Fine Productions
PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds, Development Team – PUBG Corp/ Bluehole, Inc.
Splatoon 2, Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
Star Trek Bridge Crew, Development Team – Red Storm Entertainment/ Ubisoft

MUSIC

Cuphead, Development Team – StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc./StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc.
Get Even, Development Team – The Farm 51/ Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, David Garcia Diaz, Andy LaPlegua – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd
Horizon Zero Dawn, Development Team – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
What Remains of Edith Finch, Jeff Russo – Giant Sparrow/Annapurna Interactive

NARRATIVE

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Tameem Antoniades – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd
Horizon Zero Dawn, Development Team – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Night in the Woods, Scott Benson, Alec Holowka, Bethany Hockenberry – InfiniteFall/ Finji
Tacoma, Steve Gaynor, Karla Zimonja – Fullbright/ Fullbright
What Remains of Edith Finch, Development Team – Giant Sparrow/Annapurna Interactive
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Jens Matthies, Tommy Tordsson Björk, Tom Keegan – Machine Games/ Bethesda

ORIGINAL PROPERTY

Cuphead, Chad Moldenhauer, Jared Moldenhauer – StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc./StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc.
Gorogoa, Development Team – Jason Roberts, Buried Signal/Annapurna Interactive
Horizon Zero Dawn, Development Team – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Night in the Woods, Scott Benson, Alec Holowka, Bethany Hockenberry – InfiniteFall/ Finji
PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds, Development Team – PUBG Corp/ Bluehole, Inc.
What Remains of Edith Finch, Development Team – Giant Sparrow/Annapurna Interactive

PERFORMER

Abubakar Salim as Bayek in Assassin’s Creed Origins
Ashly Burch as Aloy in Horizon Zero Dawn
Claudia Black as Chloe Frazer in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Laura Bailey as Nadine Ross in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Melina Juergens as Senua in Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Valerie Rose Lohman as Edith Finch in What Remains of Edith Finch

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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