The British Academy of Film and Television Arts held it’s annual Children’s Awards 2011 last night, celebrating all things entertainment which are aimed at children.
Of course we are only interested in the videogame category and this respect the winner was Lego Pirates of the Caribbean, which fought off strong competition from Kirby’s Epic Yarn, LittleBigPlanet 2 and Pokemon Black and Pokemon White to take the award. Size Five Games’ tongue-in-cheek sex education game
Elsewhere, controversial educational game Privates won the ‘Learning Secondary’ BAFTA, which seemed to please developer Dan Marshall who said he was”brimming with pride.”
“It’s a complete honour and a total shock,” he wrote in a statement. “I was excited enough about being able to start all my press releases from now on with the words BAFTA-nominated, but winning one is a whole other level.
“I can’t thank BAFTA enough for honouring a tiny studio who made a weird little game. It was a great night, and I’m brimming with pride. To stagger home with one of those oh-so-familiar shiny metal face awards is so surreal, and completely magical.”
Finally, the BAFTA Kids’ Vote, which is voted for by the public, named Just Dance 2 as the winner.
Not a violent game in sight, eh Daily Mail?