Bafta Game Awards 2016: Indie games win big but Fallout 4 takes the top award

Fallout 4 won best game at the 2016 Bafta Game Awards, but indie titles Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture and Her Story stole the show as each picked up three awards.

The fourth instalment in the Fallout franchise beat off competition from the likes of Metal Gear Solid V to claim the top award of the night, after its critically acclaimed release at the end of last year was met with a flurry of fan excitement.

Engineer John Carmack, the man who help create the 3D first-person shooter genre with his work on the original Doom and Wolfenstein 3D, was honoured with the Bafta Fellowship.

But it was elsewhere that much of the glory went, as indie titles grabbed most of the Bafta masks on offer.

Here’s who won what in London.

Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture

Music
Audio Achievement
Performer – Merle Dandridge as Kate Collins

Her Story

Debut Game
Game Innovation
Mobile and Handheld

This was the first game as an indie developer for creator Sam Barlow, having previously worked on the Silent Hill franchise.

Rocket League

Family Game
Multiplayer
Sport

The hugely popular game has become a smash hit online, hence the multiplayer award.

Ori And The Blind Forest

Artistic Achievement

The Anime-inspired Xbox and Windows exclusive platform game is the story of a young orphan destined for heroics.

Batman: Arkham Knight

British Game

The fourth instalment in this Batman series, it features the voice of Luke Skywalker himself – Mark Hamill – as The Joker.

Bloodborne

Game Design

The PlayStation exclusive action role-player is very high on gore.

Until Dawn

Original Property

Starring Hayden Panettiere, the butterfly effect inspired game is something of tribute to teen slasher horror films.

Prison Architect

Persistent Game

The top-down management simulation sees players having to build and control their own maximum security prison.

Life is Strange

Story

The story of a girl who discovers she can rewind time, and enters the surprisingly dark world of her friends and neighbours.

SMITE

AMD eSports Audience Award

The action battle game beat off some big name competition from both Call Of Duty and League Oof Legends to win this award.

SUNDOWN

Ones to Watch

Created by a group of American students, SUNDOWN is a stealth action game where players are completely invisible in the dark.

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