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Gorogoa and Golf Clash score accolades at the BAFTAs

Gorogoa and Golf Clash score accolades at the BAFTAs

Buried Signal has won out in the debut game category with its interactive puzzle game Gorogoa at the 14th Annual British Academy Games Awards.

The awards ceremony was held at the Tobacco Dock in London on April 12th. In total 17 awards were handed out on the night covering various aspects of the games industry.

Gorogoa was also up for awards in the Artistic Achievement, Game Innovation, Mobile Game and Original Property categories.

The iOS title blends a unique visual design with both storytelling and traditional puzzle elements and was published by film studio Annapurna Pictures’ games publishing arm Annapurna Interactive.

Hole in one

Playdemic was also on hand to pick up an award and won out in the Mobile Games category with its hit casual golfing game Golf Clash. The title was previously named Game of the Year at the Mobile Games Awards 2018.

Elsewhere, Pixel Hunt’s text-based narrative title Bury Me, My Love also nominations in the Game Beyond Entertainment and Mobile Games category.

In a recent interview with PocketGamer.Biz, Pixel Hunt CEO Florent Maurin said of the award nomination: “it’s great for the team.

“Everybody’s been working super hard on BMML, and I’ve tried to tell them how much I appreciated that, but I think praises are more powerful when they come from outside – particularly when it’s from seasoned professionals.”

You can see the full list of winners below:

Best Game

What Remains of Edith Finch by Giant Sparrow

Original Property

Horizon Zero Dawn by Guerrilla Games

Music

Cuphead by StudioMDHR Entertainment

Game Design

Super Mario Odyssey by Nintendo

Evolving Game

Overwatch by Blizzard

Narrative

Night in the Woods by InfiniteFall

Game Beyond Entertainment

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice by Ninja Theory

Debut Game

Gorogoa by Buried Signal

Family

Super Mario Odyssey by Nintendo

Mobile Game

Golf Clash by Playdemic

Artistic Achievement

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice by Ninja Theory

Multiplayer

Divinity: Original Sin 2 by Larian

Audio Achievement

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice by Ninja Theory

Game Innovation

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild by Nintendo

British Game

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice by Ninja Theory

Performer

Melina Juergens as Senua in Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice by Ninja Theory

The Fellowship

Tim Schafer, Double Fine

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Iain is a freelance writer based in Scotland with a penchant for indies and all things Nintendo. Alongside PocketGamer.Biz, he has also appeared in Kotaku, Rock Paper Shotgun, PCGamesN and VG24/7.

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