SCEE back on top with five awards
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) scooped 5 BAFTA British Academy Video Games Awards to become the most successful software developer at an event held in London last night.LocoRoco (Sony Computer Entertainment’s Japan Studio) picked up two awards for best Childrenâ€™s game and best Character while Shadow of the Colossus (Sony Computer Entertainment’s Japan Studio) also picked up a double for best Action and Adventure and Artistic Achievement. BUZZ! â€“ The BIG Quiz (SCEE/Relentless Software) was awarded top honours for best Casual and Social game.
“On behalf of the development teams who worked so hard to push the limits of creativity and innovation, Iâ€™d like to thank the members of the Academy for recognising these titles. Itâ€™s a great honour and inspiration to our entire development organisation,â€ said Phil Harrison, President, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios.
In total SCEE had eight titles and a total of 20 nominations across 13 of the 17 categories.
The British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) is the United Kingdomâ€™s leading organisation dedicated to the recognition and promotion of excellence in the fields of the moving image. The BAFTA British Academy Video Games Awards recognise artistic, creative and technical innovation within all aspects of the video games industry and are now poised to be the global benchmark for excellence in video games. 2006 is the debut year for the awards.