Nintendo bags top video game Bafta award

Nintendo’s development team has scooped top prize at this year’s video game Baftas for Super Mario Galaxy.



Nintendo’s development team has scooped top prize at this year’s video game Baftas for Super Mario Galaxy.


Nintendo picked up two awards including Best Game and Handheld, while Electronic Arts scooped accolades in categories Casual, Original Score, Technical Achievement and Use of Audio.


Nolan Bushnell, one of the founding fathers of the video games industry, received the fellowship at this year’s awards for his creative contribution to the industry.


Bushnell oversaw the release of iconic video game Pong back in 1972 in the arcade and in the home.


Design consultancy DKPM has, for the third year running, worked on branding, positioning and marketing materials for the event.


The aim this year, says DKPM chief executive Dan Kirby, was to ‘celebrate creative excellence’.


It’s the industry’s desire for the sector to be recognised as a valid cultural and artistic sector, says Kirby.


The fifth Bafta video games ceremony took place on Tuesday at a ceremony in London.

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