Game awards

The 2022 BAFTA Game Awards honor indie darlings and more

Awards season is still on, and while most of the world has been busy talking way too much about one man slapping another on public television, the actual awards shows – you know, the things that are meant to honor the artistic achievements of people in various industries – are still ongoing. Such is the case with the BAFTAs, which took place last night to give video game developers the highest honors the British can offer.

The Artful Escape won the prestigious Whimsical Sound Artistic Achievement award, while Toem won Best Debut and Chicory: A Colorful Tale won Best Family Game. Perhaps the notable winner in the indie space was Unpacking, which not only took home the estimated Best Narrative award, but also EE Game of the Year, aka the one the public voted for. He passed Chicory and Metroid Dread for the honor. It was the only nomination Dread got, and in fact the only other Nintendo game to be nominated was Mario Party Superstars for Best Family Game.

You can view the full list of 2022 BAFTA winners here.


Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

Writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When she’s not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering when Mother 3 will finally get an official localization.