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1 month ago

BAFTA announce Young Game Designers winners

Every year, The BAFTA Young Game Designers competition gives developing minds the chance to develop video games. There's nothing stopping 10-18 year olds from just doing that anyway, but I know from speaking to last year's winners that the competition can provide a valuable stepping stone for talented game designers at the start of their careers. If you're a monster who's not interested in the…

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4 months ago

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice swept the BAFTA game awards

The 14th British Academy Games Awards were handed out this week and, while the awards themselves may be a bit disconnected from where the rest of us in Games Proper see the industry, they are a good measurement of how The Establishment sees interactive entertainment at this point. To that end, it is both shocking and a bit exciting to see the awards highlight a…

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1 year ago

BAFTA noms: Inside, Firewatch, Dishonored 2, Overwatch

Although the Britain of tomorrow will be merely the county of Kent surrounded by 100-foot high razor wire, I am confident that the BAFTAs will endure forever. Long-established and highly coveted by the black tie crowd, they're one of those award shows which tend to reward the already successful, which can make them rather safe and predictable. Still, bar a deluge for PS4 system-seller Uncharted…

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2 years ago

British Academy Games Awards 2016: All The Winners

The gaming Baftas (which are more properly referred to as the British Academy Games Awards) have concluded and, while I assume a dedicated few will remain on the Twitch chat channel copy pasting "LIFE IS STRANGE" and "UNDERTALE!" into the chat box I suspect others may have missed the show SO! in the interests of keeping you up to date here is the full list…

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3 years ago

Wins For Braben, Mordor And Alien: BAFTA Game Awards

Last night, BAFTA gathered in London to dish out sinister metal masks to a chosen few gamesfolk who had been found worthy of such an honour. I tend to be dismissive of Awards Shows, unless something that I really like wins a tiny trophy - then I'm quite happy and momentarily convinced that the world is just and right. It happened with Cave Johnson at…

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4 years ago

BAFTA Opens 2015 Young Game Designers Competition

Heyo – if you don't follow the BAFTA Games Twitter feed you might have missed this one – the Young Game Designers competition has come round again and is now accepting entries. The competition is for 10 – 18-year-olds (which I suppose is one definition of young, although I still get ID-ed I'll have you know) who have ideas for games or fancy trying to…

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5 years ago

7 years ago

Doctoral: Bioware Lecture At BAFTA

The Drs Bioware recently lectured at BAFTA in London, talking to the assembled throng about the art of making RPGs, with particular reference to some fairly big games they've made recent, the Mass Effects and The Old Republic. They even bravely attempt to answer questions fielded by the BAFTA audience. I've posted an except below (via VG247) a more extensive version of the thing can…

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BAFTA Publicly Praises Size Five’s Privates

If your only exposure to Size Five's size five Privates is through this esteemed periodical, you may believe that it is little more more than a flimsy excuse for us to make jokes about willies. Not true. Last night, at the British Academy Children's Awards, Privates won in the 'Learning - Secondary' category. This involved beating off competition from the likes of erstwhile Naked Chef…

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Will Wright Is A “BAFTA Guru”

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts doesn't just hand out awards these days, it's also about trying to inspire people to be excellent in the first place. (It is very much the austere British charity version of Bill & Ted's philosophy.) To help do this they've created BAFTA Guru, which gets successful arts types to talk about their work. Most recently the focus…

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Gongs: BAFTA Video Game Award Winners

Games had their BAFTAs tonight - the British equivalent of the Oscar (in the same way as Diggerland is the British equivalent of Disney World) - and prizes were awarded. It's super-fabbo that BAFTA recognises games in this way. As much as I've written stupid things all the way through this, it's a mark of legitimacy that is welcome. But who won what, you demand…

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8 years ago

Feature:

Subversion Unveiled

Last night at BAFTA in London the handsome men of Introversion sat on stage to chat about their more recent launch, that of Darwinia+ on XBLA. It's Darwinia and Multiwinia combined for console-dude fun-times. What was a little more interesting, however, was that they did a demo of their next game, Subversion. Chris admits cheerfully that it's probably a year until they should be doing…

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9 years ago

Obvious Game BAFTA Noms Announced

We don't have Oscars in the UK. Instead, all the major film directors gather on a hillside in Gloucestershire, and roll enormous wheels of cheese towards the fields below. The director who concusses the most cows (or sheep, but they're only worth half a point) with his cheese wins a BAFTA. Who can forget the scandal in 2006, when Martin Scorsese knocked out an unprecedented…

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If Only We Could Talk To The Introversion…

Now, that would be something. AND IT WILL BE. While the 360 release of Introversion's Darwinia+ isn't RPS' business, their launch event at BAFTA crosses over into our world for three reasons. Firstly, it's a developer Q&A whose topics include "Which is better, Xbox or PC?". Well, PC, obv. Secondly, I'm actually the chair and will be both prying truth from the Introversion boys and…

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