Yesterday, the 2021 BAFTA Game Awards announced this year’s winners in an online-only awards ceremony. 2021’s list of nominees included plenty of titles that appeared on Nintendo Switch – Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Hades, Carrion, Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition, DOOM Eternal, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, Fortnite, Minecraft Dungeons, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Röki, and Spiritfarer. With a total of 18 categories, plenty of games would be celebrated for the achievements made during development and the impact they’ve made with players around the world.

As for which game walked away with the most wins, that honor goes to Supergiant Games’ Hades. The roguelike won Artistic Achievement, Game Design, Narrative, Performer in a Supporting Role (Logan Cunningham who plays Hades, Achilles, Poseidon, Asterius, Charon, and the Storyteller), and the coveted title of Best Game. Other notable winners include Animal Crossing: New Horizons winning two awards (Multiplayer and Game Beyond Entertainment), Carrion (Debut Game), and Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition (Original Property).

You can check out the complete winners list below (winners that are bolded are on Nintendo Switch):

 

2021 BAFTA Game Awards Winners

  • Animation – The Last of Us Part II (Naught Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe)
  • Artistic Achievement – Hades – Jen Zee (Supergiant Games)
  • Audio Achievement – Ghost of Tsushima – Rev. Dr. Bradley D. Meyer (Sucker Punch Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe)
  • Best Game – Hades Development Team (Supergiant Games)
  • British Game – Sackboy: A Big Adventure – Ned Waterhouse, Jess Gaskell, Pete Smith (Sumo Digital Sheffield/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe)
  • Debut Game – Carrion Development Team (Phobia Game Studio/Devolver Digital)
  • Evolving Game – Sea of Theives Development Team (Rare Ltd/Xbox Game Studios)
  • Family – Sackboy: A Big Adventure – Joel Smith, Cesar Bittar, Pete Smith (Sumo Digital Sheffield/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe)
  • Game Beyond Entertainment – Animal Crossing: New Horizons Development Team (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)
  • Game Design – Hades Development Team (Supergiant Games)
  • Multiplayer – Animal Crossing: New Horizons Development Team (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)
  • Music – Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – John Paesano, Scott Hanau, Alex Hackford (Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe)
  • Narrative – Hades – Greg Kasavin (Supergiant Games)
  • Original Property – Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition Development Team (Cardboard Computer/Annapurna Interactive)
  • Performer in a Leading Role – Laura Bailey as Abby in The Last of Us Part II
  • Performer in a Supporting Role – Logan Cunningham as Hades, Achilles, Poseidon, Asterius, Charon, and the Storyteller in Hades
  • Technical Achievement – DREAMS Development Team (Media Molecule/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe)
  • EE Game of the Year (voted for by the public) – The Last of Us Part II (Naught Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe)

 

The official Awards brochure is still available to view and you can watch the recording of the stream on YouTube:

 

 

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)

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