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BAFTA video game awards 2013

Tuesday night saw this year’s BAFTA game awards, here’s a rundown of the winners on the night.

If one thing can be taken from this year’s awards, it’s that a bigger budget doesn’t always mean a better game. Mobile and indie games took the bulk of the awards, the wonderful PSN exclusive Journey, from developers thatgamecompany (of Flower fame),  taking five awards alone.     

The Unfinished Swan, another PSN exclusive, also did well, picking up two awards including Best Debut Game.

New Star Soccer may have been the surprise winner of the night, taking the Best Sports/Fitness Game award. The addictive iOS title beat AAA giants Forza Horizon and FIFA 13 to the award.

Telltale’s superb The Walking Dead was deservedly successful on the night, winning both Best Story and (perhaps more surprisingly) Best Mobile Game.

The big boys didn’t lose all face though, Dishonored (above) snuck past fierce competition to scoop the big prize of the night: Best Game. While Ubisoft’s spectacular  Far Cry 3 blasted it’s way to Best Action Game.

Here’s a full list of all the awards and winners:


  • Best Game: Dishonored (Bethesda/Arkane)
  • Best Action game: Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)
  • Best British Game: The Room (Fireproof Games)
  • Best Multiplayer: Journey (Sony/thatgamecompany)
  • Best Performer: Danny Wallace
  • Best Mobile Game: The Walking Dead (Telltale)
  • Best Audio: Journey (Sony/thatgamecompany)
  • Best Family Game: Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Warner Bros./Traveller’s Tales)
  • Best Strategy Game: XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2K Games/Firaxis)
  • Best Game Design: Journey (Sony/thatgamecompany)
  • Ones to Watch: Starcrossed (Kind of a Big Deal)
  • Online Browser: SongPop (FreshPlanet Inc.)
  • Artistic Achievement: Journey (Sony/thatgamecompany)
  • Game Innovation: The Unfinished Swan (Sony/Giant Sparrow)
  • Best Sports/ Fitness game: New Star Soccer (Simon Read)
  • Best Story: The Walking Dead (Telltale)
  • Best Original Music: Journey (Sony/thatgamecompany)
  • Best Debut Game: The Unfinished Swan (Sony/Giant Sparrow)
  • Fellowship Award: Gabe Newell
What are your thought’s on the winners? Was Dishonored a worthy winner?



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