Five BAFTAs for The Last Of Us
Sony cleans up at the British Academy Games Awards
It was a big night for Sony at the British Academy Games Awards last night, as The Last Of Us and Tearaway won eight of the categories between them.
As well as the all important Best Game, The Last Of Us won Action & Adventure, Audio Achievement, Story and Ashley Johnson's performance as Ellie won Performer.
In a blog post after the event Johnson blogged about her experience of working on the game.
"I feel so lucky that I got to play Ellie. To play a female character in a game that for once isn't sexualised and is a real 14 year old girl. A 14 year old girl that has insecurities and emotional ups and downs but can also hold her own in a fight if she needs to. Ellie is a complete badass to me and I'm proud of who and what she represents as a woman."
"A female character in a game that for once isn't sexualised and is a real 14 year old girl"
BAFTA winner Ashley Johnson
Media Molecule's Tearaway won Artistic Achievement, Family and Mobile & Handheld.
Rockstar Games and Grand Theft Auto V took home British Game, Game Design and Multiplayer, as well as the BAFTA Fellowship which was presented by Hideo Kojima and accepted on behalf of the company by Sam Houser, Dan Houser, Leslie Benzies and Aaron Garbut.
Gone Home won Debut Game, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons got the award for Game Innovation and Bioshock Infinite was honoured in the Music category. FIFA 14 won the Sport category, a fourth win for the series, and Papers, Please took home Strategy and Simulation.
The BAFTA Ones to Watch Award was won by a student team from Norway for Size DOES Matter.