BAFTA Games Awards First Time Public
Video game fans, had you ever wished for getting a chance to watch some of the most prestigious awards in the gaming industry, called BAFTA? If yes, your wish is going to come true! On 12th March, Wednesday, you will be feasted with the show made public for the first time in ten years of history.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has declared that their tickets for the British Academy Games Awards will be made available to the public this time. The event will take place at the Tobacco Dock, London, and will be hosted by comedian Dara O’Briain. The award ceremony will celebrate various achievements in a number of aspects of video game development from 2013, which will also include BAFTA’s game of the year.
The award function has been traditionally an industry-only event, but taking into consideration the growing importance of gaming in the British culture, BAFTA is looking forward to widen the awards appeal and impact by planning a more public-oriented event in 2014.
Along with offering public an opportunity to buy tickets for the award function itself, BAFTA will also host its first ever pre-award event “inside Games’, which will take place on the same day at Tobacco Dock. The event will feature talks from top game developers and an exhibit of independently developed games, and will offer the public hands-on gaming with upcoming blockbuster titles. Showcases at the event will comprise hands-on with Titanfall and Dark Souls II, and also presentations from Sony, Valve and Microsoft.
The Inside Games event has been planned to offer gamers an unprecedented access to the brilliant developers behind some of the excellent new titles of this year. The opening of the even to the public also means helping them to have a better linkage with the industry.
The winners of the last year’s awards are Dishonored for the Best Game, The Walking Dead for the Best Story and Journey for the Best Design.
The tickets to the British Academy Games Awards include access to Inside game and will cost £30, while separate tickets only for Inside Games will cost £12 in advance, having a limited number available on that day.
For more information and buying tickets, visit the BAFTA website.