BAFTA gongs for Gone Home and Papers, Please

Gone HomePC indie titles scooped a number of awards at the British Academy Games Awards last night.The Fullbright Company’s artistic exploration game Gone Home claimed a BAFTA in the Debut Game category. Gone Home beat The Stanley Parable and Remember Me to the award.

Another PC indie exclusive, Papers, Please walked away with the Strategy and Simulation BAFTA, capping what has been an unbelievably successful year for developers Lucas Pope.

PS3 exclusive The Last of Us was the biggest winner of the night. Of the 9 awards they were nominated for, they walked away with 5 BAFTA awards, including Best Game in 2014. 

Eyebrows were raised when console exclusive Grand Theft Auto V claimed the prize for Best Multiplayer. The now infamous Grand Theft Auto Online is regarded by many gamers to be one of the most over-hyped failures in online gaming history. With server issues, microtransactions and messy design, the award has caused some discontent through numerous gaming circles.


The awards and their winners are as follows:


Artistic Achievement – Tearaway

Audio Achievement – The Last of Us

Best Game – The Last of Us

British Game – Grand Theft Auto V

Debut Game – Gone Home

Family – Tearaway

Game Design – Grand Theft Auto V 

Game Innovation – Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Mobile and Handheld – Tearaway

Multiplayer – Grand Theft Auto V

Music – Bioshock Infinite

Performer – Ashley Johnson (Ellie) – The Last of Us

Sport – FIFA 14

Story – The Last of Us

Strategy and Simulation – Papers, Please


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