Naughty Dog's Last of Us dominated the video game BAFTA's in 2014

Wins for 'Last of Us' dominate video games BAFTAs

Zombie action adventure The Last of Us survived strong competition to win out at the British Academy Games Awards.

The brutal Playstation 3 video game by American developer Naughty Dog capped a great month of March by taking five gongs, including best game, at Tobacco Dock in east London.

Hailed as the "perfect swan song" for the PS3 before the next generation of machines gets into full swing, it was announced last week that Last Of Us will also be made into a Hollywood feature film.

Aside from best game, the apocalyptic title won for best story, performer and audio achievement.

It was also a vintage night for the British talent behind multinational gaming behemoth Rockstar, which received the prestigious Bafta Fellowship and three awards for star title Grand Theft Auto 5.

The company's London-born co-founder and president Sam Houser said that Rockstar's success was down to the "passion for bringing worlds to life" of its 900-strong team.

"Rockstar is a team and family and it has always been our policy to focus on collaboration," he said.

Crime caper GTA 5 - one of the most eagerly-anticipated games of recent times - collected awards for best British game, design and multiplayer.

Another British success story was PS Vita game Tearaway by Guildford-based developer Media Molecule, which took home three bronze masks.

The adventure game, which is about a messenger on a mission to deliver a unique message to the player, won in the artistic achievement, family, and best mobile and handheld categories.

After winning the third gong, lead creator Rex Crowle shrugged and said: "I'm running out of things to say."

 

Full List of Winners

FELLOWSHIP

Rockstar Games

ACTION & ADVENTURE

THE LAST OF US Development Team - Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT

TEARAWAY Development Team - Media Molecule/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

AUDIO ACHIEVEMENT

THE LAST OF US Development Team - Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment

BEST GAME

THE LAST OF US Development Team - Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment

BRITISH GAME

GRAND THEFT AUTO V Development Team - Rockstar North/Rockstar Games

DEBUT GAME

GONE HOME Development Team - The Fullbright Company/The Fullbright Company

FAMILY

TEARAWAY Development Team - Media Molecule/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

GAME DESIGN

GRAND THEFT AUTO V Development Team - Rockstar North/Rockstar Games

GAME INNOVATION

BROTHERS: A TALE OF TWO SONS Development Team - Starbreeze Studios/505 Games

MOBILE & HANDHELD

TEARAWAY Development Team - Media Molecule/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

MULTIPLAYER

GRAND THEFT AUTO V Development Team - Rockstar North/Rockstar Games

MUSIC

BIOSHOCK INFINITE James Bonney, Garry Schyman - Irrational Games/2K Games

PERFORMER

ASHLEY JOHNSON (Ellie) The Last of Us

SPORT
FIFA 14 Development Team - EA Canada/Electronic Arts

STORY

THE LAST OF US Bruce Straley, Neil Druckmann - Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment

STRATEGY & SIMULATION

PAPERS, PLEASE Lucas Pope - Lucas Pope/3909 LLC

BAFTA ONES TO WATCH

PROJECT HEERA: DIAMOND HEIST

SIZE DOES MATTER 

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