Destiny wins Best Game at 2015 BAFTAs

By Brenna Hillier, Thursday, 12 March 2015 22:44 GMT

Destiny has been honoured with the Best Game award at the 2015 BAFTAs.


While Destiny took out the grand prize, mobile puzzler Monument Valley was the next biggest winner, scoring two gongs, for Mobile & Handheld as well as British Game.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, which won top spot at the GDC Awards, received a nod for Game Design.

David Braben, head of Frontier Developments and creator of the Elite franchise, was honoured with a BAFTA fellowship in games.

Here’s the full list of winners:

  • Artistic Achievement: Lumino City (State of Play Games)
  • Game Innovation: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (The Astronauts)
  • Audio Achievement: Alien: Isolation (the Creative Assembly)
  • Mobile & Handheld: Monument Valley (Ustwo)
  • Multiplayer: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Blizzard)
  • Music: Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montreal – Cliff Martinez, Tony Gronick, Jerome Angelot)
  • Original IP: Valiant Hearts (Ubisoft Montpellier – Yoan Fanise, Paul Tumelaire, Simon Choquet)
  • Performer: Ashley Johnson (Ellie, The Last of Us: Left Behind)
  • Game Design: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions)
  • Story: The Last of Us: Left Behind (Naughty Dog – Neil Druckmann)
  • Family: Minecraft Console Editions (Mojang)
  • Sport: OlliOlli (Roll7 – John Ribbins, Simon Bennett, Tom Hegarty)
  • Persistent Game: League of Legends (Riot Games)
  • Debut Game: Never Alone (Upper One Games)
  • British Game: Monument Valley (Ustwo)
  • Best Game: Destiny (Bungie)
  • Ones to Watch: Chambara (Overly Kinetic)
  • Games Fellowship: David Braben

It’s interesting to see which developers call out their talent by name. Ubisoft, one of the largest and most faceless developers, loves the awards circuit and goes to great pains to credit creators individually where possible.

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