British Academy Games Award for Debut Game

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British Academy Video Games Award for Debut Game
Awarded for The best first game from any studio or individual
Country United Kingdom
Presented by BAFTA
First awarded 2012
Currently held by Firewatch
Website www.bafta.org/games

The British Academy Video Games Award for Debut Game is an award presented annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). It is given in honor of the best first game from any studio or individual.[1] The award was first given at the 8th British Academy Video Games Awards ceremony, held in 2012, with Microsoft Studios-published title Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet winning the award.[2]

Since its inception, the award has been given to four games. As publishers, Microsoft Studios have received the most nominations in this category with four, followed by Sony Computer Entertainment with two. Firewatch is the most recent winner of the Debut Game award.[3]

Winners and nominees[edit]

In the following table, the years are listed as per BAFTA convention, and generally correspond to the year of game release in the United Kingdom.

Table key
Indicates the winner
Year Game Developer(s) Publisher(s) Ref.
2011
(8th)
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Shadow Planet Productions Microsoft Studios [2]
Bastion Supergiant Games Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Eufloria Omni Systems Omni Systems
L.A. Noire Team Bondi Rockstar Games
Monstermind Bossa Studios Bossa Studios
Rift Trion Worlds Trion Worlds
2012
(9th)
The Unfinished Swan Giant Sparrow, SCE Santa Monica Studio Sony Computer Entertainment [4]
Deadlight Tequila Works Microsoft Studios
Dear Esther The Chinese Room The Chinese Room
Forza Horizon Playground Games, Turn 10 Studios Microsoft Studios
Proteus Ed Key, David Kanaga Valve Corporation
The Room Fireproof Games Fireproof Games
2013
(10th)
Gone Home Fullbright Fullbright [5]
Badland Frogmind Oy Frogmind Oy
Castles in the Sky The Tall Trees The Tall Trees
Gunpoint Suspicious Developments Suspicious Developments
Remember Me Dontnod Entertainment Capcom
The Stanley Parable Galactic Cafe Galactic Cafe
2014
(11th)
Never Alone Upper One Game, E-Line Media E-Line Media [6]
The Banner Saga Stoic Studios Versus Evil
CounterSpy Dynamighty Sony Computer Entertainment
Hitman Go Square Enix Montreal Square Enix
Shovel Knight Yacht Club Games Yacht Club Games
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter The Astronauts The Astronauts
2015
(12th)
Her Story Sam Barlow Sam Barlow [7]
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes Steel Crate Games Steel Crate Games
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime Asteroid Base Asteroid Base
Mini Metro Dinosaur Polo Club Dinosaur Polo Club, Playism
Ori and the Blind Forest Moon Studios Microsoft Studios
Prune Joel McDonald Joel McDonald
2016

(13th)

Firewatch Campo Santo Panic [8]
Overcooked Ghost Town Games Team17
Oxenfree Night School Studio Night School Studio
That Dragon, Cancer Numinous Games Numinous Games
Virginia Variable State 505 Games
The Witness Thekla, Inc. Thekla, Inc.

Multiple nominations[edit]

The following publishers received two or more Debut Game nominations:

Nominations Publisher
4 Microsoft Studios
2 Sony Computer Entertainment

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British Academy Games Awards Rules and Guidelines 2015" (PDF). British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Games in 2012". BAFTA Awards. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Uncharted 4 wins best game at Bafta awards". BBC. April 6, 2017. Retrieved April 6, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Games in 2013". BAFTA Awards. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Archived from the original on 13 April 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Games in 2014". BAFTA Awards. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Games in 2015". BAFTA Awards. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  7. ^ Nunneley, Stephany (7 April 2016). "Fallout 4 wins Best Game at 2016 BAFTA Game Awards". VG247. Archived from the original on 8 April 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  8. ^ "Games in 2017 | BAFTA Awards". awards.bafta.org. Retrieved 2017-03-24. 

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