The British Academy of Film and Television has honored Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet
with one of its 2009 BAFTA Children's Awards, which recognize kids' entertainment across various categories.
Critically-acclaimed PlayStation 3 exclusive LittleBigPlanet
beat out Electronic Arts' Boom Blox Bash Party
and THQ's De Blob
and Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise
to earn the award in the video game category.
Other BAFTA children's award winners were chosen from among nominees in numerous categories like animation, drama, entertainment, and more; a full list of nominees and winners is available on the official BAFTA site
User-generated content-centric LBP
and its UK-based developer, Media Molecule, have won numerous awards since the game's October 2008 launch: For example, it earned the Artistic Achievement nod
at the 2008 BAFTAs, received four 2009 Game Developers Choice awards
, and led five categories
at the 2009 Develop Awards.