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The Last of Us first at BAFTA bash

The Last of Us took five gongs at the BAFTA Game Awards this morning (NZ time). Following on from its success at the DICE Awards in the US last month, where the Naughty Dog title took 10 gongs from its 13 nominations, The Last of Us fared slightly worse in the UK, taking a mere five awards from 10 nominations.

The Last of Us game trailer – not one for the kiddies

Recently, Sam Raimi & Rob Tapert’s Ghost House Pictures was announced as the production company for the upcoming film of The Last of Us, with Raimi named producer.

The Last of Us

The Last of Us

The game’s writer and director Neil Druckmann will write the scipt for the feature adaptation. Speaking at the BAFTAs today, Druckmann confirmed that the film storyline will mirror that of the game – promptly unleashing a storm of tweets for and against the idea.

Other multiple winners at the BAFTAs were Tearaway and GTA 5, with three wins each.

The winners were:

Action & Adventure
The Last of Us

Artistic Achievement

Audio Achievement
The Last of Us

Best Game
The Last of Us

British Game
Grand Theft Auto V

Debut Game
Gone Home


Game Design
Grand Theft Auto V

Game Innovation
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Mobile & Handheld

Grand Theft Auto V

BioShock Infinite

Ashley Johnson (Ellie) – The Last of Us


The Last of Us

Strategy & Simulation
Papers, Please

BAFTA Ones to Watch
in association with Dare to Be Digital
Size DOES Matter

BAFTA Fellowship
Rockstar Games