The British Academy Video Games Awards made a lot of people very happy. Not the least of them is world famous producer and director Steven Spielberg. Spielberg is most known for his movies such as Jurassic Park but did you know that he is also into video games? In fact, he is one of those who won it big in this year’s awards.
Here is the list of winners, courtesy of the official web site for the awards.
Best Game: Super Mario Galaxy
Game Awards of 2008 (public vote): Call of Duty 4 – Modern Warfare
Best Casual Game: Boom Blox
Best Sports Game: Race Driver – Grid
Best handheld Game: Professor Layton and the Curious Village
Best Action and Adventure Game: Fable 2
Fellowship of the Academy: Nolan Bushell, founder of Atari
Best Strategy: Sid Meier’s Civilization Strategy
Artistic Achievement: Little Big Planet
Story and Character: Call of Duty 4 – Modern Warfare
Technical Achievement: Spore
Game Play: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Use of Audio: Dead Space
Multiplayer: Left 4 Dead
Original Score: Dead Space
So what did Spielberg win? Best Casual Game: Boom Blox. This is a puzzle game based on “real” physics and is in fact the first of the three games that Spielberg has agreed to create for Electronic Arts. EA and Spielberg? That is definitely an award-winning combination.
Interestingly enough ““ at least for me ““ GTA IV is nowhere to be seen. I wonder why this is so? Got any inside dish?