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Destiny bounces back for Bungie

The BAFTA Games Awards ran in the UK this morning, with Destiny named the Best Game winner.



As happened at the DICE Awards last month where Dragon Age: Inquisition took the top award, Destiny, from Halo developer Bungie, went unloved in other categories, making it somewhat mystifying decision.

After a massive showing at the DICE Awards, where it took eight of nine awards it was nominated for, Warners’ Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor went into the BAFTA Games Awards with a soft four nominations. One converted to a win, in the Game Design category.

The event’s most-nominated title, Creative Assembly’s Alien: Isolation, took a single win from six nominations, while only Monument Valley and The Last of Us: Left Behind won more than one award.

The BAFTA Game Award winners were:

Artistic Achievement
Lumino City

Audio Achievement
Alien: Isolation

Best Game

British Game
Monument Valley

Debut Game
Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)

Minecraft: Console Editions

Game Design
Middle Earth: Shadows of Mordor

Game Innovation
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Mobile & Handheld
Monument Valley

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Far Cry 4

Original Property
Valiant Hearts

Ashley Johnson (Ellie in The Last of Us: Left Behind)

Persistent Game
League of Legends


The Last of Us: Left Behind

BAFTA Ones to Watch Award
in association with Dare To Be Digital
Chambara – Kevin Wong, Catherine Fox, Alex Faulkner, Esteban Fajardo, Thomas Hoffman – Overly Kinetic

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