The British Academy Games Awards is BAFTA’s annual celebration of the very best of games of 2020. The nominations announced today highlight an outstanding level of creative excellence from a broad range of UK and international development teams.
Media Molecule received six nominations for their latest title Dreams, a game that Fast Company called 'the most important new game in a decade'.
We are so honoured that Dreams has received 6 @BAFTAGames nominations - Artistic Achievement, British Game, Evolving Game, Family Game, Game Beyond Entertainment & Technical Achievement. Thank you, thank you, thank you! 💜💜💜https://t.co/hx2le9q367— Media Molecule (@mediamolecule) March 2, 2021
Also recognised for their spectacular game-making achievements in 2020 was Hello Games with space epic No Man's Sky given a nod in the Evolving Game category. Alongside it their charming latest release The Last Campfire made it onto the prestigious British Game shortlist.
Humbled and delighted to see Hello Games nominated for two Baftas for two different games this year...— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) March 2, 2021
- Evolving Game for No Man's Sky
- British Game for The Last Campfire
What an incredible honour, it means a great deal to the team 🙏 pic.twitter.com/3FKvv8QKRE
Congratulations are also in order for the team at Sheffield's Sumo Digital, trusted custodians of Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet IP. Sackboy continues to capture the hearts of Playstation fans everywhere through their latest release Sackboy: A Big Adventure.
We are absolutely THRILLED that Sackboy: A Big Adventure has been nominated for FOUR #BAFTAGames Awards!— Sackboy: A Big Adventure | LittleBigPlanet (@LittleBigPlanet) March 2, 2021
🏆 British Game
🏆 Family Game
And if there was an award for BEST COMMUNITY... It would no doubt, go to all of you! 🏆
Thank you, @BAFTAGames! ⭐ pic.twitter.com/q9lbpYOtVK
The Awards will take place on Thursday 25 March as a 90-minute online live stream and will be hosted by presenter and journalist Elle Osili-Wood. The ceremony will see 17 craft areas honoured, the public-voted EE Game of the Year award, and the BAFTA Fellowship, the recipient of which to be announced shortly. Winners’ acceptance speeches will be streamed live, shining a light on the creative talent behind the year’s biggest titles. This year's show format will focus on the audience at home, highlighting the role that games play in our lives and how they have kept us all connected, entertained and inspired over the past year. The Awards will be live streamed on BAFTA’s Facebook, Twitch, Twitter, YouTube and, for the first time, Steam - www.bafta.org/games/howtowatch.
The host of this year’s ceremony, Elle Osili-Wood, is one of the most recognisable faces in games and a member of BAFTA’s Games Committee. A video games presenter and journalist, Elle been named by GamesIndustry.biz as one of the most influential women in gaming. Having started her career as a political reporter for the BBC, Elle quickly gravitated towards her lifelong passion for games. Whether interviewing game designers, investigating the science of games for BBC Sounds or presenting from E3 for PlayStation, Elle is a passionate advocate for the industry and the talent it represents.