When we say BAFTA’s, you might think of the UK’s premiere film awards ceremony, like the Oscars, but not quite as desirable. It’s not just about the flicks however; there are a range of other awards under the BAFTA banner, including a section for kids. These awards celebrate entertainment for youngsters across a range of categories, videogames being one of them.
It was none other than Sackboy that took home the prize this year. Sony’s LittleBigPlanet passed Boom Blox Bash Party, De Blob, and Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise, all of which appear on Nintendo systems in its path to victory.
This award is testament to the wide appeal LBP has across all ages, earning many GOTY awards from hardcore gaming publications last year, and now being recognised for children too. With a PSP edition just released, and the water DLC still coming for the PS3 title, don’t expect this to be the last time we hear of developer Media Molecule’s success either.