BAFTA Games Awards Winners Announced, Unpacking And Chicory Win Big

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Put on your best bowtie and take advantage of the unlimited table wine, because it’s BAFTA time, baby! On the evening of April 7th, the BAFTA Games Awards took place in London, and promised to award the best and brightest in the industry with Big Golden Faces to celebrate their hard work.

As is often the case with games awards, the majority of winners were the glossy, gorgeous PS5 games – Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, It Takes Two, and Returnal all won multiple awards – but the family category always belongs to Nintendo, and a bunch of other indies made a big splash, too.

Here are the winners that are playable on Switch (including ones that are coming to Switch soon-ish):

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT

** THE ARTFUL ESCAPE Development Team – Beethoven & Dinosaur / Annapurna Interactive

IT TAKES TWO Development Team – Hazelight Studios / Electronic Arts

PSYCHONAUTS 2 Development TeamDouble Fine Productions / Xbox Game Studios

RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART Development Team – Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment

RESIDENT EVIL VILLAGE Development Team – Capcom / Capcom

RETURNAL Development Team – Housemarque / Sony Interactive Entertainment

DEBUT GAME

THE ARTFUL ESCAPE Development Team – Beethoven & Dinosaur / Annapurna Interactive

EASTWARD Development Team – Pixpil / Chucklefish

THE FORGOTTEN CITY Nick Pearce, Alexander Goss, John Eyre – Modern Storyteller / Dear Villagers

GENESIS NOIR Evan Anthony, Jeremy Abel – Feral Cat Den / Fellow Traveler

MAQUETTE Development Team – Graceful Decay / Annapurna Interactive

**EMPTY Development Team – Something We Made / Something We Made

EVOLVING GAME

AMONG US Development Team – Innersloth / Innersloth

ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS Development Team – Nintendo EPD / Nintendo

APEX LEGENDS Development Team – Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts

DISCO ELYSIUM – THE FINAL CUT Development Team – ZA / UM / ZA / UM

FORTNITE Development Team – Epic Games / Epic Games, People Can Fly

** NO MAN’S SKY Development Team – Hello Games / Hello Games

FAMILY

ALBA: A WILDLIFE ADVENTURE Development Team – ustwo games / ustwo games, Plug In Digital

** CHICORY: A COLORFUL TALE Development Team – Greg Lobanov, A Shell in the Pit, Madeline Berger, Alexis Dean-Jones, Lena Raine / FINJI

FORZA HORIZON 5 Development Team – Playground Games / Xbox Game Studios

MARIO PARTY SUPERSTARS Development Team – Nintendo EPD / Nintendo

RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART Development Team – Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment

UNPACKING Wren Brier, Tim Dawson, Jeff van Dyck – Witch Beam / Humble Games

NARRATIVE

IT TAKES TWO Development Team – Hazelight Studios / Electronic Arts

LIFE IS STRANGE: TRUE COLORS Development Team – Square Enix, Deck Nine Games / Square Enix

MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Development Team – Eidos-Montreal / Square Enix

PSYCHONAUTS 2 Tim Schafer – Double Fine Productions / Xbox Game Studios

RETURNAL Development Team – Housemarque / Sony Interactive Entertainment

** UNPACKING Wren Brier, Tim Dawson, Annie VanderMeer – Witch Beam / Humble Games

EE GAME OF THE YEAR (voted for by the public)

CHICORY: A COLORFUL TALE – Greg Lobanov, A Shell in the Pit, Madeline Berger, Alexis Dean-Jones, Lena Raine / FINJI

DEATHLOOP – Arkane Lyon / Bethesda Softworks

THE FORGOTTEN CITY – Modern Storyteller / Dear Villagers

IT TAKES TWO – Hazelight Studios / Electronic Arts

METROID DREAD – Nintendo & MercurySteam, Nintendo

** UNPACKING – Witch Beam / Humble Games


Other Switch games that made the shortlists but lost out on awards include Death’s Door, Game Builder Garage, The Forgotten City, Metroid Dread, and Mario Party Superstars. Congratulations to all the winners, and all the runners-up as well!

You can check out the full nomination lists here. Do you think any particular games were robbed? Are you happy your picks won? Why is Nintendo only ever in the Family category? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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