9th British Academy Games Awards

The 9th British Academy Video Game Awards awarded by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, is an award ceremony that was held on 5 March 2013 in the London Hilton on Park Lane. The ceremony honoured achievement in video gaming in 2012 and was hosted by Dara Ó Briain. This was the first ceremony to introduce the award for British Game, and has been present in every ceremony thus far.

9th British Academy Games Awards
Date5 March 2013
LocationLondon Hilton
Hosted byDara Ó Briain
Best GameDishonored
Most awardsJourney (5)
Most nominationsJourney (8)

Winners and nominees

Winners are shown first in bold.

Action
Mobile & Handheld
Artistic Achievement
Online – Browser
Audio Achievement
Online Multiplayer
Original Music
Performer
Debut Game
Sports/Fitness
Family
Story
Game Design
Strategy
Game Innovation
BAFTA Ones to Watch Award (in association with Dare to Be Digital)
  • Starcrossed – Kajak Games
    • Project Thanatos – Raptor Games
    • Pixel Story – Lamplight Studios

Academy Fellowship

Games with multiple nominations and wins

Nominations

Nominations Game
8 Journey
7 The Walking Dead
6 Far Cry 3
5 Dear Esther
4 Assassin's Creed III
Borderlands 2
Halo 4
The Room
3 Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Dishonored
Forza Horizon
Mass Effect 3
The Unfinished Swan
Thomas Was Alone
2 Diablo III
FIFA 13
Lego The Lord of the Rings
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
New Star Soccer
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Wins

Awards Game
5 Journey
2 The Unfinished Swan
The Walking Dead

External links

10th British Academy Games Awards

The 10th British Academy Video Game Awards awarded by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, is an award ceremony that was held on 12 March 2014 at Tobacco Dock. The ceremony honoured achievement in video gaming in 2013 and was hosted by Dara Ó Briain.

British Academy Games Award for British Game

The British Academy Games Award for British Game is an award presented annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). It is given in honour of "the best British game of the year, across all genres and platforms. Creative control and overall development must be led by a British development studio.". The first ceremony to introduce the award was the 9th British Academy Games Awards in 2013, and was received by Fireproof Games' The Room.Since its inception, the award has been given to four games, all from separate developers and publishers. As developers, Playground Games have been nominated the most times on three occasions. As publishers, both Sony Computer Entertainment and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment share the most nominations with four occasions each. Overcooked, developed by Ghost Town Games and published by Team17, is the most recent recipient of the award.

Deadlight

Deadlight is a 2012 sidescrolling cinematic platforming survival horror video game developed by Tequila Works and published by Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. It was released for Xbox 360 in August via Xbox Live Arcade, and for Windows in October via Steam. In 2016, a Director's Cut version of the game was released for Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, published by Deep Silver.

The game is intended as a throwback and homage to classic sidescrolling cinematic platformers of the 1980s and early 1990s, such as Prince of Persia, Another World and Flashback. Set in Seattle in 1986, the game tells the story of Randall Wayne, a former park ranger who sets out to find his family in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. Separated from the group with whom he has joined, Wayne must attempt to traverse Seattle to get to the "safe zone", where he believes his family will be waiting. On the way however, he must avoid both zombie hordes, and a group of vigilantes known as the "New Law", who have established themselves as the de facto authority in Seattle. As he travels across the city, he begins to question his memory of the events during the early stages of the outbreak.

Deadlight received mixed reviews, with critics praising the graphics and atmosphere, but criticizing the game's brevity and linearity. The PC version was generally seen as superior to the Xbox 360 version. The game was nominated for "Best Debut Game" at the 9th British Academy Games Awards, losing to The Unfinished Swan.

Mike Bithell

Mike Bithell is a British video game designer and developer, best known for his work on Thomas Was Alone and Volume.

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