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BAFTA Games Awards 2022: Winners Announced

Winners dramatically revealed, likes of 'Returnal' and 'It Takes Two' came up trumps.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Returnal wins four BAFTAs: Audio Achievement, Best Game, Music and Performer in a Leading Role for Jane Perry

It Takes Two and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart win two BAFTAs each

Kimberly Brooks wins Performer in a Supporting Role for Psychonauts 2

Unpacking wins EE Game of the Year

Click to view the full list of winners
 

London, Thursday 7 April 2022: At tonight’s BAFTA Games Awards, Returnal won Audio Achievement, Best Game and Music, and Performer in a Leading Role for Jane Perry, winning her first BAFTA.
 

Two games won two BAFTAs each: It Takes Two won Multiplayer and Original Property, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart won Animation and Technical Achievement.
 

Kimberly Brooks is another first-time performance winner, taking home the BAFTA for Performer in a Supporting Role for her role as Hollis Forsythe in Psychonauts 2.
 

TOEM, the hand drawn adventure game, won the Debut category.
 

Artistic Achievement was won by The Artful Escape, the game about a guitar prodigy who sets out on a psychedelic journey to inspire his stage persona and confront the legacy of a dead folk legend.
 

Forza Horizon 5 won British Game, the second BAFTA for the racing franchise that has been nominated in every year of release.
 

Evolving Game was won by No Man’s Sky, the game about exploration and survival in an infinite procedurally generated galaxy.
 

The top-down action adventure game Chicory: A Colorful Tale won Family.
 

Game Beyond Entertainment, the category that recognises games that deliver a transformational experience beyond pure entertainment, was won by Before Your Eyes, the narrative adventure game that tells the story of a soul’s journey into the after-life.
 

Game Design was won by Inscryption, the card-based game that blends deckbuilding roguelike, escape-room style puzzles and psychological horror.
 

Unpacking, the game about taking things out of boxes and discovering a life in the process, won the BAFTA for Narrative as well as EE Game of the Year, the only award voted for by the public.
 

Hosted by Elle Osili-Wood, the ceremony was live streamed on Twitch, YouTube and Facebook and was followed by a post-show party exclusively on Twitch.
 

The Awards are supported by BAFTA’s official games partners Electronic Arts, Epic Games, PlayStation, SEGA, Tencent and Ubisoft with EE sponsoring the Game of the Year Award.
 

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About BAFTA

BAFTA – the British Academy of Film and Television Arts - is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For more, visit www.bafta.org. BAFTA is a registered charity (no. 216726).

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Nominations with WINNERS in BOLD

7 April 2022

ANIMATION

CALL OF DUTY: VANGUARD Development Team - Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard

IT TAKES TWO Development Team - Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts

KENA: BRIDGE OF SPIRITS Hunter Schmidt - Ember Lab LLC/ Ember Lab LLC

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

PSYCHONAUTS 2 Development Team - Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios

**RACHET & CLANK: RIFT APART Development Team - Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment
 

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT

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

IT TAKES TWO Development Team - Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts

PSYCHONAUTS 2 Development Team - Double 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
 

AUDIO ACHIEVEMENT

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

CALL OF DUTY: VANGUARD Development Team - Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard

DEATHLOOP Development Team - Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks

HALO INFINITE Development Team - 343 Industries/Xbox Game Studios

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

**RETURNAL Development Team – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment
 

BEST GAME

DEATHLOOP Development Team - Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks

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

INSCRYPTION Development Team - Daniel Mullins Games/Devolver Digital

IT TAKES TWO Development Team - Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts

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

**RETURNAL Development Team – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment
 

BRITISH GAME

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

DEATH’S DOOR Development Team - Acid Nerve/Devolver Digital

FIGHTS IN TIGHT SPACES Development Team - Ground Shatter/Mode7

**FORZA HORIZON 5 Development Team - Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios

OVERBOARD! Jon Ingold, Tom Kail, Anastasia Wyatt – inkle/ inkle

SABLE Development Team – Shedworks/Raw Fury
 

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 Traveller

MAQUETTE Development Team - Graceful Decay/Annapurna Interactive

**TOEM 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
 

GAME BEYOND ENTERTAINMENT

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

**BEFORE YOUR EYES Development Team - GoodbyeWorld Games/Skybound Games

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

GAME BUILDER GARAGE Development Team - Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

IT TAKES TWO Development Team - Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts

PSYCHONAUTS 2 Development Team - Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios
 

GAME DESIGN

DEATHLOOP Development Team - Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks

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

**INSCRYPTION Development Team - Daniel Mullins Games/Devolver Digital

IT TAKES TWO Development Team - Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts

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

RETURNAL Development Team – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment
 

MULTIPLAYER

BACK 4 BLOOD Development Team - Turtle Rock Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

CALL OF DUTY: VANGUARD Development Team - Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard

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

HALO INFINITE Development Team - 343 Industries/Xbox Game Studios

HELL LET LOOSE Development Team - Black Matter/Team17

**IT TAKES TWO Development Team - Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts
 

MUSIC

DEATHLOOP Tom Salta, Erich Talaba, Ross Tregenza - Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks

FAR CRY 6 Development Team - Ubisoft Toronto/Ubisoft

HALO INFINITE Gareth Coker, Joel Corelitz and Curtis Schweitzer - 343 Industries/Xbox Game Studios

PSYCHONAUTS 2 Peter McConnell - Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios

RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART Scott Hanau, Wataru Hokoyama, Mark Mothersbaugh - Insomniac Games/ Sony Interactive Entertainment

**RETURNAL Bobby Krlic, Joe Thwaites, Harry Krueger – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment
 

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-Montréal/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
 

ORIGINAL PROPERTY

DEATHLOOP Development Team - Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks

DEATH’S DOOR Development Team - Acid Nerve/Devolver Digital

INSCRYPTION Development Team - Daniel Mullins Games/Devolver Digital

**IT TAKES TWO Development Team - Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts

RETURNAL Development Team – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

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

PERFORMER IN A LEADING ROLE

OZIOMA AKAGHA as Julianna Blake in DEATHLOOP

JASON E KELLEY as Colt Vahn “the Captain” in DEATHLOOP

JENNIFER HALE as Rivet in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

JON MCLAREN as Star-Lord/Peter Quill in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

ERIKA MORI as Alex Chen in Life is Strange: True Colors

**JANE PERRY as Selene Vassos in Returnal
 

PERFORMER IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

LAURA BAILEY as Polina Petrova in Call of Duty: Vanguard

**KIMBERLY BROOKS as Hollis Forsythe in Psychonauts 2

JASON CAVALIER as Drax in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

MAGGIE ROBERTSON as Lady Dimitrescu in Resident Evil Village

HAN SOTO as Gabe Chen in Life is Strange: True Colors

ALEX WEINER as Rocket in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
 

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

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

HITMAN 3 Development Team - IO Interactive/IO Interactive

PSYCHONAUTS 2 Development Team - Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios

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

RESIDENT EVIL VILLAGE Devleopment Team – Capcom/Capcom

RETURNAL Development Team – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment
 

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                        

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