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Baldur’s Gate 3, Super Mario Bros. Wonder among BAFTA Games Awards winners

The winners of the 20th BAFTA Games Awards were announced last night (Thursday 11 April) in a ceremony hosted by Phil Wang at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.

The BAFTA Games Awards celebrate the very best games of the past year and the people who made them, and showcase a wide range of storytelling and creative excellence.

Larian Studios’ Baldur’s Gate 3 was the big winner of the night – it won four BAFTAs: Best Game, Music, Narrative and Performer in a Supporting Role for Andrew Wincott, plus the EE Players’ Choice Award, the only award voted for by the public.

Survival game, Alan Wake 2 picked up a brace for Artistic Achievement and Audio Achievement, as did Super Mario Bros. Wonder for Family and Multiplayer.

Puzzle video game, Viewfinder – developed by Sad Owl Studios – picked up the BAFTAs for British Game and New Intellectual Property.

Nadji Jeter won Performer in a Leading Role as Miles Morales in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2; narrative cooking game, Venba won Debut Game; action role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 won Evolving Game; The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom won Technical Achievement; and tropical open world adventure, Tchia won Game Beyond Entertainment, the category for games with a social purpose.

Rhythm-based action game, HI-FI Rush won Animation, while adventure RPG Dave the Diver won Game Design.

The BAFTA Special Award, one of BAFTA’s highest honours, was presented to SpecialEffect in recognition of the outstanding work it does to enhance the quality of life of severely physically disabled people through access to games.

The BAFTA Games Awards are supported by BAFTA’s official partners including 2024’s Official Games Partners, Epic Games, PlayStation and Xbox, with EE sponsoring the Players’ Choice Award, the only award voted for by the public.

The BAFTA Games Awards is part of the London Games Festival, which runs from 9-25 April across the UK capital. Find out more at https://games.london/.

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