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Journey cleans up at Game BAFTAs

ThatGameCompany takes home five awards; Dishonoured wins Best Game; Newell accepts Fellow honour

Critically acclaimed PSN adventure Journey was star performer at the glitzy Game BAFTAs event on Tuesday, with its developers from ThatGameCompany walking away with five separate awards.

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Members of the Journey dev team [Image: BAFTA]

The PSN exclusive was given the prize for Online Multiplayer, Artistic Achievement, Game Design, Original Music and Audio Achievement.

Though by the end of the night it was hotly tipped to win the coveted Best Game award, that prize went to Arkane Studios for its breakthrough first-person stealth game Dishonored.

A standing ovation for new BAFTA Fellow Gabe Newell closed out the occasion.

"On behalf of everyone at Valve, and all of the gamers who have gone with us on this adventure over the last few years - thank you very much," Newell said on stage.

The full list of winners:

Audio Achievement - Journey

  • Steve Johnson, Austin Wintory, Keith Leary

Best Action Game 2013 - Far Cry 3

  • Dan Hay, Patrick Plourde, Patrik Methe

Best Game - Dishonored

  • Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks

British Game - The Room

  • Fireproof Games/Fireproof Games

Debut Game - The Unfinished Swan

  • Ian Dallas, Nathan Gary
  • Giant Sparrow/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Family - LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

  • Jon Burton, Jonathan Smith, John Hodskinson
  • TT Games/Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment

Game Design - Journey

  • That Game Company/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Game Innovation - The Unfinished Swan

  • Ian Dallas, Nathan Gary
  • Giant Sparrow/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Mobile & Handheld - The Walking Dead

  • Dan Connors, Kevin Bruner, Kevin Boyle
  • Telltale Games/Telltale

Online (Browser) - SongPop

  • Olivier Michon, Thibaut Crenn, Daouna Jeong
  • FreshPlanet/FreshPlanet

Online-Multiplayer - Journey

  • That Game Company/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Original Music - Journey

  • Austin Wintory, Keith Leary, Mony Mudd
  • That Game Company/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Performer - Danny Wallace

  • (The Narrator) Thomas Was Alone

Sports/Fitness - New Star Soccer

  • Simon Read
  • New Star Games/New Star Games

Story - The Walking Dead

  • Telltale Games/Telltale

Strategy - XCOM: Enemy Unknown

  • Firaxis/2K Games

BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital

  • Starcrossed
  • Kimi Sulopuisto, Vili Viitaniemi, Minttu Merilšinen, Petri Liuska, Andrew MacLean

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