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UK BAFTA Game Awards Honor GRAW, LocoRoco

The 2006 British Academy Video Games Awards, which are open to video games released worldwide in the last year, awarded a multitude of titles in a London ceremony last night, with Ubisoft's GRAW winning out for Best Game.

Simon Carless, Blogger

October 6, 2006

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The 2006 British Academy Video Games Awards, which are open to video games released worldwide in the last year, were announced at a ceremony on Thursday at the Roundhouse venue in London. A great variety of winners was seen, with several titles picking up more than one award. Ubisoft's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter grabbed the Technical Achievement and Best Game nods, and Sony's LocoRoco won out for Best Character and Children's Game. In addition, Shadow Of The Colossus won out for Artistic Achievement and Best Action & Adventure. Other notable winners were Nintendo's DS title Brain Training for Innovation and LucasArts' multi-platform game Lego Star Wars II for Gameplay. The full list of nominees and winners is listed below, with the winners highlighted in bold: INNOVATION Dr Kawashima's BRAIN TRAINING: How Old Is Your Brain? (Nintendo/Nintendo) Electroplankton (Nintendo/Nintendo) Guitar Hero (RedOctane/Harmonix Music Systems Inc) LocoRoco (Sony Computer Entertainment Europe(SCEE)/Sony Computer Entertainment Japan(SCEJ)) Shadow of the Colossus (SCEE/Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI)) We Love Katamari (Electronic Arts/Namco) ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT Black (EA Games/Criterion Games) Hitman: Blood Money (Eidos Interactive/IO Interactive) LocoRoco (SCEE)/ (SCEJ) Shadow of the Colossus (SCEE/(SCEI)) The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2K Games/Bethesda Games Studios) We Love Katamari (Electronic Arts/Namco) CHARACTER Agent 47 in Hitman: Blood Money (Eidos Interactive/IO Interactive) Han Solo in Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (LucasArts/Traveller's Tales) Lara Croft in Tomb Raider: Legend (Eidos Interactive/Crystal Dynamics) LocoRoco in LocoRoco (SCEE/SCEJ) Rogue in Rogue Trooper (Eidos Interactive/Rebellion & 2000AD) STRATEGY Age of Empires: The Age Of Kings (Majesco/Backbone) Football Manager 2006 (Sega Europe/Sports Interactive) Medieval II Total War (Sega Europe/Creative Assembly) Rise And Fall: Civilizations At War (Midway/ Midway) Sid Meier's Civilization IV Warlords (2K Games/Firaxis Games) Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Paris) CASUAL & SOCIAL Buzz!: The BIG Quiz (SCEE/Relentless Software) Dr Kawashima's BRAIN TRAINING: How Old Is Your Brain? (Nintendo/Nintendo) Electroplankton (Nintendo/Nintendo) Guitar Hero (RedOctane/Harmonix Music Systems, Inc) LocoRoco (SCEE/SCEJ) SingStar Rocks! (SCEE/SCEE) SCREENPLAY 24: The Game (SCEE/SCEE) Psychonauts (Majesco/DoubleFine) Rogue Trooper (Eidos Interactive/Rebellion & 2000 AD) The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2K Games/Bethesda Games Studios) Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Paris) Tomb Raider: Legend (Eidos Interactive/Crystal Dynamics) CHILDREN'S Daxter (SCEE/Ready At Dawn) Ice Age II: The Meltdown (Vivendi Games/Eurocom) Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (LucasArts/Traveller's Tales) LocoRoco (SCEE/SCEJ) New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo/Nintendo) We Love Katamari (Electronic Arts/Namco) GAMEPLAY sponsored by Nokia N-Gage Guitar Hero (RedOctane/Harmonix Music Systems Inc) Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (LucasArts/Traveller's Tales) LocoRoco (SCEE/SCEJ) The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2K Games/Bethesda Games Studios) Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Paris) We Love Katamari (Electronic Arts/Namco) SIMULATION C-130 Hercules (Just Flight/Captain Sim) Championship Manager 2006 (Eidos Interactive/Beautiful Game Studios) Football Manager 2006 (Sega Europe/Sports Interactive) Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis (Take-Two Interactive/Rockstar San Diego) The Movies (Feral Interactive/Lionhead Studios) Trauma Center: Under The Knife (Nintendo/Atlus) MULTIPLAYER 2006 FIFA World Cup (Electronic Sports/EA Canada) Animal Crossing: Wild World (Nintendo/Nintendo) Battlefield 2: Modern Combat (EA Games/Digital Illusions) Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach (Atari/Turbine) Guild Wars Factions (NCsoft/ArenaNet) Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Paris) ACTION & ADVENTURE sponsored by PC World Metroid Prime: Hunters (Nintendo/Nintendo) Shadow of the Colossus (SCEE/(SCEI)) The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2K Games/The Bethesda Games Studios) Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Paris) Tomb Raider: Legend (Eidos Interactive/Crystal Dynamics) We Love Katamari (Electronic Arts/Namco) TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT sponsored by Skillset Battlefield 2: Modern Combat (EA Games/Digital Illusions) Black (EA Games/Criterion Games) Burnout Revenge (Electronic Arts/Criterion Games) Just Cause (Eidos Interactive/Avalanche Studios) Shadow of the Colossus (SCEE/SCEI) Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Paris) SPORTS 2006 FIFA World Cup (EA Sports/EA Canada) Fight Night Round 3 (EA Sports/EA Chicago) Football Manager 2006 (Sega Europe/Sports Interactive) Moto GP 06 (THQ/Climax) Pro Evolution Soccer 6 (Konami/Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo (KCAT)) Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis (Take-Two Interactive/Rockstar San Diego) ORIGINAL SCORE Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King (Square Enix/Level 5) LocoRoco (SCEE/SCEJ) Shadow of the Colossus (SCEE/SCEI) The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2K Games/Bethesda Games Studios) The Movies (Feral Interactive/ Lionhead Studios) Tomb Raider: Legend (Eidos Interactive/Crystal Dynamics) SOUNDTRACK B-Boy (SCEE/FreeStyleGames) Guitar Hero (RedOctane/Harmonix Music Systems Inc) Reservoir Dogs (Eidos Interactive/Volatile Games) SingStar Rocks! (SCEE/SCEE) AUDIO Black (EA Games/Criterion Games) Electroplankton (Nintendo/Nintendo) LocoRoco (SCEE/SCEJ) Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Paris) Tomb Raider: Legend (Eidos Interactive/Crystal Dynamics) We Love Katamari (Electronic Arts/Namco) GAME sponsored by PC World Black (EA Games/Criterion Games) Dr Kawashima's BRAIN TRAINING: How Old Is Your Brain? (Nintendo/Nintendo) Guitar Hero (RedOctane/Harmonix Music Systems Inc) Hitman: Blood Money (Eidos Interactive/IO Interactive) Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (LucasArts/Traveller's Tales) Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Paris) The Gamers' Award, Sponsored by Nokia N-Gage ( and voted for by readers of The Sun's 'Something for the Weekend') Tetris Mania Sonic The Hedgehog Part One Namco Classic's Pac-Man Diner Dash 24: The Mobile Game The Sims Civilization for N-Gage Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Lemmings Platinum Soduku

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Simon Carless

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Simon Carless is the founder of the GameDiscoverCo agency and creator of the popular GameDiscoverCo game discoverability newsletter. He consults with a number of PC/console publishers and developers, and was previously most known for his role helping to shape the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Conference for many years.

He is also an investor and advisor to UK indie game publisher No More Robots (Descenders, Hypnospace Outlaw), a previous publisher and editor-in-chief at both Gamasutra and Game Developer magazine, and sits on the board of the Video Game History Foundation.

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