The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Game Awards were held in London last night, and in a surprise twist, Giant Sparrow’s What Remains of Edith Finch was crowned Best Game.

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The game follows a young girl, the titular Edith Finch, as she explores the halls of her historical family home, uncovering the mysteries behind the curious deaths of her ancestors. It is a surreal, effecting exploration of mortality that our five-star review called ‘a phenomenally powerful experience’.

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Elsewhere, Cambridge developer Ninja Theory picked up five awards for its Nordic adventure Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. The game, which melds dark fantasy with an exploration of the psychosis of lead character Senua, won awards for British Game, Best Performer for Melina Juergens, Audio Achievement, Artistic Achievement and the inaugural Game Beyond Entertainment award. Hellblade was the most nominated game at this year’s BAFTAs, with nine nods in total.

Nintendo also won three awards, Super Mario Odyssey won Game Design and Family Game, while The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, widely tipped for the best game gong, was awarded for Game Innovation.

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At the end of the evening, adventure game supremo Tim Schafer was awarded the BAFTA Fellowship for his long-standing contribution to the industry.

Horizon Zero Dawn picked up best Original Property, and Cuphead won for Best Music. The full list of winners is below.

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BAFTA Game Awards 2018 winners with nominees in full (winners are bolded):

FELLOWSHIP

Tim Schafer

BEST GAME

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“Assassin’s Creed Origins” Development Team – Ubisoft Montreal/ Ubisoft
“Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice” Development Team – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd
“Horizon Zero Dawn” Development Team – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
“Super Mario Odyssey” Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
“What Remains of Edith Finch” Development Team – Giant Sparrow/Annapurna Interactive

BRITISH GAME

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“Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice” Development Team – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd
“Monument Valley 2” Development Team – ustwo games/ustwo games
“Reigns: Her Majesty” Leigh Alexander, François Alliot, Arnaud De Bock – Nerial Ltd/ Devolver Digital
“The Sexy Brutale” Charles Griffiths, James Griffiths, Tom Lansdale – Cavalier Game Studios and Tequila Works/ Tequila Works
“Sniper Elite 4” Development Team – Rebellion/ Rebellion
“Total War: Warhammer II” Development Team – Creative Assembly/ SEGA

DEBUT GAME

“Cuphead” Development Team – StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc./StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc.
“Gorogoa” Development Team – Jason Roberts, Buried Signal/Annapurna Interactive
“Hollow Knight” Development Team – Team Cherry/Team Cherry
“Night in the Woods” Scott Benson, Alec Holowka, Bethany Hockenberry – InfiniteFall/Finji
“The Sexy Brutale” Charles Griffiths, James Griffiths, Tom Lansdale – Cavalier Game Studios and Tequila Works/Tequila Works
“Slime Rancher” Development Team – Monomi Park/Monomi Park

EVOLVING GAME

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“Clash Royale” Development Team – Supercell/ Supercell
“Final Fantasy XV” Hajime Tabata – Square Enix/ Square Enix
“Fortnite” Development Team – Epic Games/ Epic Games
“Overwatch” Development Team – Blizzard Entertainment/ Blizzard Entertainment
“PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” Development Team – PUBG Corp/ Bluehole, Inc.
“Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege” Development Team – Ubisoft Montreal/ Ubisoft

FAMILY

“Just Dance 2018” Development Team – Ubisoft Paris/ Ubisoft
“Lego Worlds” Development Team – TT Games/ WB Games
“Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle” Development Team – Ubisoft/ Ubisoft
“Monument Valley 2” Development Team – ustwo games/ustwo games
“Snipperclips” Development Team – SFB Games/ Nintendo
“Super Mario Odyssey” Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT

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“Cuphead” Development Team – StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc./StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc.
“Gorogoa” Development Team – Jason Roberts, Buried Signal/Annapurna Interactive
“Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice” Development Team – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd
Horizon Zero Dawn Development Team – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
“Uncharted: The Lost Legacy” Development Team – Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

AUDIO ACHIEVEMENT

“Call of Duty: World War II” Development Team – Sledgehammer Games/Activision
“Destiny 2” Development Team – Bungie/Activision
“Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice” David Garcia Diaz – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd
“Horizon Zero Dawn” Development Team – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
“Star Wars Battlefront 2” Development Team – DICE/Electronic Arts
“Uncharted: The Lost Legacy” Development Team – Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

GAME BEYOND ENTERTAINMENT

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“Bury Me, My Love” Development Team – The Pixel Hunt & Fig/ ARTE & Playdius
“Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice” Development Team – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd
“Last Day of June” Massimo Guarini, Elia Randon, Andrew Thompson – Ovosonico/505 Games
“Life is Strange: Before the Storm” Development Team – Deck Nine Games, Square Enix/Square Enix
“Night in the Woods” Scott Benson, Alec Holowka, Bethany Hockenberry – InfiniteFall/ Finji
“Sea Hero Quest VR” Matthew Hyde, Max Scott-Slade, Hugo Scott-Slade – Glitchers/ Glitchers

GAME DESIGN

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“Assassin’s Creed Origins” Development Team – Ubisoft Montreal/ Ubisoft
“Horizon Zero Dawn” Development Team – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
“Nier Automata” Development Team – Platinum Games; Square Enix/ Square Enix
“Super Mario Odyssey” Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
“What Remains of Edith Finch” Development Team – Giant Sparrow/Annapurna Interactive

GAME INNOVATION

“Gorogoa” Development Team – Jason Roberts, Buried Signal/Annapurna Interactive
“Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice” Development Team – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd
“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
“Nier Automata” Development Team – Platinum Games; Square Enix/Square Enix
“Snipperclips” Development Team – SFB Games/Nintendo
“What Remains of Edith Finch” Development Team – Giant Sparrow/Annapurna Interactive

MOBILE GAME

“Bury Me, My Love” Development Team – The Pixel Hunt & Fig/ ARTE & Playdius
“Golf Clash” Paul Gouge, Alex Rigby, Gareth Jones – Playdemic/Playdemic
“Gorogoa” Development Team – Jason Roberts, Buried Signal/Annapurna Interactive
“Kami 2” Development Team – State of Play/State of Play
“Monument Valley 2” Development Team – ustwo games/ustwo games
“Stranger Things: The Game” Development Team – BonusXP, Inc./BonusXP, Inc.

MULTIPLAYER

“Divinity: Original Sin 2” Development Team – Larian Studios/ Larian Studios Games
“Fortnite” Development Team – Epic Games/ Epic Games
“Gang Beasts” Development Team – Boneloaf/ Double Fine Productions
“PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” Development Team – PUBG Corp/ Bluehole, Inc.
“Splatoon 2” Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
“Star Trek Bridge Crew” Development Team – Red Storm Entertainment/ Ubisoft

MUSIC

“Cuphead” Development Team – StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc./StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc.
“Get Even” Development Team – The Farm 51/ Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe
“Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice” David Garcia Diaz, Andy LaPlegua – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd
“Horizon Zero Dawn” Development Team – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
“What Remains of Edith Finch” Jeff Russo – Giant Sparrow/Annapurna Interactive

NARRATIVE

“Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice” Tameem Antoniades – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd
“Horizon Zero Dawn” Development Team – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
“Night in the Woods” Scott Benson, Alec Holowka, Bethany Hockenberry – InfiniteFall/ Finji
“Tacoma” Steve Gaynor, Karla Zimonja – Fullbright/ Fullbright
“What Remains of Edith Finch” Development Team – Giant Sparrow/Annapurna Interactive
“Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus” Jens Matthies, Tommy Tordsson Björk, Tom Keegan – Machine Games/ Bethesda

ORIGINAL PROPERTY

“Cuphead” Chad Moldenhauer, Jared Moldenhauer – StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc./StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc.
“Gorogoa” Development Team – Jason Roberts, Buried Signal/Annapurna Interactive
“Horizon Zero Dawn” Development Team – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
“Night in the Woods” Scott Benson, Alec Holowka, Bethany Hockenberry – InfiniteFall/ Finji
“PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” Development Team – PUBG Corp/ Bluehole, Inc.
“What Remains of Edith Finch” Development Team – Giant Sparrow/Annapurna Interactive

PERFORMER

Abubakar Salim as Bayek in “Assassin’s Creed Origins”
Ashly Burch as Aloy in “Horizon Zero Dawn”
Claudia Black as Chloe Frazer in “Uncharted: The Lost Legacy”
Laura Bailey as Nadine Ross in “Uncharted: The Lost Legacy”
Melina Juergens as Senua in “Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice”
Valerie Rose Lohman as Edith Finch in “What Remains of Edith Finch”

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