14th British Academy Games Awards

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14th British Academy Games Awards
Date12 April 2018
LocationTroxy, London
Hosted byDara Ó Briain
Best GameWhat Remains of Edith Finch
Most awardsHellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (5)
Most nominationsHellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (9)

The 14th British Academy Video Game Awards hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts on 12 April 2018 at Troxy honoured the best video games of 2017. It was hosted by Dara Ó Briain, who had previously hosted the 12th ceremony in 2016.[1]

Category changes[edit]

For the 13th ceremony, one new category was introduced. The Game Beyond Entertainment Award will be awarded to celebrate games that have a profound social impact. An official statement from BAFTA explains that the category will award

the best game that capitalises on the unique and maturing medium of games to deliver a transformational experience beyond pure entertainment - whether that is to raise awareness through empathy and emotional impact, to engage with real world problems, or to make the world a better place. While BAFTA has long been rewarding these games for their creative excellence, entries in this new category will be judged solely on content: its emotional impact, thematic fit and innovative use of the medium to explore and deliver impactful messages.[2]


On 21 February 2018, it was announced that Tim Schafer, founder of Double Fine Productions, would be awarded the Fellowship award, the highest honour BAFTA can bestow.[3] The nominations for other awards were announced on 15 March 2018.[4]


The awards were presented on 12 April 2018.[5]

Artistic Achievement
Audio Achievement
Evolving Game
Mobile Game
  • Golf Clash – Playdemic
    • Bury Me, My Love – The Pixel Hunt & Fig / ARTE & Playdius
    • Gorogoa – Jason Roberts, Buried Signal / Annapurna Interactive
    • Kami 2 – State of Play
    • Monument Valley 2 – ustwo games
    • Stranger Things: The Game – BonusXP, Inc.
Original Property

BAFTA Fellowship[edit]

Tim Schafer

Games with multiple nominations and wins[edit]


  1. ^ "Nominations Announced for the British Academy Games Awards in 2018". www.bafta.org. 15 March 2018. Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  2. ^ "The Power of Games Beyond Entertainment". 19 October 2017.
  3. ^ Phillips, Tom (2018-02-21). "This year's BAFTA Fellowship award goes to..." Eurogamer. Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  4. ^ "Nominations Announced for the British Academy Games Awards in 2018". www.bafta.org. 15 March 2018. Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  5. ^ "What Remains of Edith Finch wins Bafta's top games award". BBC. 12 April 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2018.