Indies kick butt at 2017 BAFTAs, Inside sweeps with four gongs

By Brenna Hillier, Friday, 7 April 2017 06:15 GMT

The 2017 BAFTAs saw a stack of triple-A nominations, but indies dominated the actual winners.

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Indies won big at last night’s 2017 British Film and TV Association Game Awards ceremony.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End took out the grand prize with the best game award, while Overwatch won best multiplayer and The Last Guardian was honoured with the audio achievement nod, so it’s not like mainstream titles were snubbed – but big budget titles were heavily outgunned by releases from smaller companies.

Inside, Playdead’s masterful sophomore effort, was the biggest winner of the night with four awards: artistic achievement, game design, narrative and original property. Inside is amazing, so it’s great to see it celebrated.

The only other multiple award-winners were Overcooked, which won the British game and family categories, and Firewatch, which received best debut and best performer for Cissy Jones’s turn as Delilah.

Meanwhile Virginia, That Dragon Cancer and Rocket League all took home a prize each each.

Here’s the full list of 2017 BAFTA winners and nominees, with the victorious title bolded.

    Artistic Achievement

  • Inside
  • Abzû
  • Dishonored 2
  • The Last Guardian
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
    Audio Achievement

  • The Last Guardian
  • Battlefield 1
  • DOOM
  • Inside
  • Rez Infinite
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
    Best Game

  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • Overwatch
  • Stardew Valley
  • Titanfall 2
    British Game

  • Overcooked
  • Batman: Arkham VR
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Planet Coaster
  • Virginia
    Debut Game

  • Firewatch
  • Overcooked
  • Oxenfree
  • That Dragon Cancer
  • The Witness
  • Virginia
    Evolving Game

  • Rocket League
  • Destiny: Rise of Iron
  • Elite Dangerous: Horizon
  • EVE Online
  • Final Fantasy 14
  • Hitman
    Family

  • Overcooked
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • The Playroom VR
  • Pokemon Go
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Toca Hair Salon 3
    Game Design

  • Inside
  • Battlefield 1
  • Dishonored 2
  • Overwatch
  • Titanfall 2
  • The Witness
    Game Innovation

  • That Dragon Cancer
  • Batman: Arkham VR
  • Firewatch
  • Pokemon Go
  • Unseen Diplomacy
  • The Witness
    Mobile

  • Pokemon Go
  • The Banner Saga 2
  • Dawn of Titans
  • Deus Ex Go
  • Pokemon Sun & Moon
  • Reigns
    Multiplayer

  • Overwatch
  • Battlefield 1
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • Overcooked
  • Titanfall 2
  • The Division
    Music

  • Virginia
  • Abzû
  • DOOM
  • Inside
  • The Last Guardian
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
    Narrative

  • Inside
  • Dishonored 2
  • Firewatch
  • Mafia 3
  • Oxenfree
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
    Original property

  • Inside
  • Firewatch
  • The Last Guardian
  • Overwatch
  • Unravel
  • The Witness
    Performer

  • Cissy Jones as Delilah in Firewatch
  • Alex Hernandez as Lincoln Clay in Mafia 3
  • Emily Rose as Elena Fisher in Uncharted 4
  • Navid Negahbanas ‘Hajj Agha’ in 1979 Revolution: Black Friday
  • Nolan North as Nathan Drake in Uncharted 4
  • Troy Baker as Sam Drake in Uncharted 4
    BAFTA Ones to Watch Award

  • Among the Stones (Bluedoor Games)
  • Pentagrab (Ludico)
  • Rebound (Hexterion)
    AMD Esports Audience Award

  • Clash Royale
  • Counter-strike: Global Offensive
  • Dota 2
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch
  • Street Fighter 5

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