This is another edition of our 'Scrapbook' feature, where we give you an insider's look into various games industry events. Today, we look back at the BAFTA Games Awards that happened over two months ago!
Better late than never: what a fantastic night! On 7th April, the whole Chinese Room team attended the BAFTA Games Awards ceremony in London, and we had a great time. All dressed to the nines for the occasion, we took away three of the lovely BAFTA masks, for Music, Audio Achievement and Performer for Merle Dandridge as Dr. Katherine Collins.
It was a very busy day full of interviews for The Chinese Room co-founders Dan Pinchbeck (our Creative Director) and Jessica Curry (our Composer). On the morning of the ceremony, Jessica gave this brilliant interview to BBC Radio 4: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35989166
We were incredibly proud and humbled to see Everybody's Gone to the Rapture nominated for 10 BAFTA Games Awards, and to have received three of these surprisingly heavy trophies!
The night started with a fantastic speech from Jessica, who surprised host Dara O'Briain with a strange revelation:
The Audio Achievement award was next, and Adam Hay, Audio Designer on Rapture, was unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight. The whole Chinese Room contingent was there to support him, though!
Last but certainly not least, Merle Dandridge was awarded the Best Performer BAFTA for her role as Kate:
We then went to have dinner and celebrate with everyone, and we have some pictures to prove it:
We would like to (belatedly!) congratulate all the nominees and the other winners, and thank BAFTA for a wonderful night!