Today saw the BAFTA’s (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) game awards ceremony which saw Her Story, Rocket League, and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture win big.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt wasn’t so fortunate and failed to grab one of the awards including Best Game which it was nominated for. Instead, Bethesda’s Fallout 4 grabbed the top honours and took home the award.
id Software founder and now Oculus VR CTO, Rift John Carmack received the highest honours by being presented with the Fellowship.
The Academy write up on Carmack reads
At id Software, a company he founded in 1991 with designer Tom Hall, artist Adrian Carmack (no relation), and fellow programmer John Romero, Carmack worked on some of the best-remembered games of the era including Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake and Rage, titles that became iconic pieces of gaming and pop culture.
On his progression into the world of VR they added
And while Virtual Reality may seem a world away from the technology with which Cormack began his career, he maintains that solving the technical obstacles is remarkably like stepping back in time to the early days of id.
The full list of BAFTA winners were:
- Fellowship: John Carmack
- Artistic Achievement: Ori and the Blind Forest
- Audio Achievement: Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
- Best Game: Fallout 4
- British Game: Batman: Arkham Knight
- Debut Game: Her Story
- Family Game: Rocket League
- Game Design: Bloodborne
- Game Innovation: Her Story
- Mobile & Handheld: Her Story
- Multiplayer Game: Rocket League
- Music: Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
- Original Property: Until Dawn
- Performer: Merle Dandridge, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
- Persistent Game: Prison Architect
- Sports Game: Rocket League
- Story: Life is Strange