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Dishonored named best game at the Bafta’s

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By John Glenday, Reporter

March 6, 2013 | 2 min read

Dishonored, a stealth adventure set in a steam-punk London style environment, has been named best game at the annual Bafta awards.

The title, developed by Bethesda, saw off competition from Playstation hit Journey, which scooped five awards in total.

Gabe Newell, chief executive of Valve, the developer behind the Half Life and Portal franchises and Steam community and marketplace - was honoured with an Academy Fellowship, Bafta's highest accolade.

Commenting on the win Newell said: "On behalf of everyone at Valve, and all of the gamers who have gone with us on this adventure over the last few years - thank you very much.”

A raft of personalities turned up to impart some star dust on the event; including Olympic gymnast Louis Smith, singer Conor Maynard and TV presenter Jonathan Ross.

Bafta 2013 winners

Best Game: Dishonored

Best Action game: Far Cry 3

Best British Game: The Room

Best Multiplayer. Journey

Best Performer: Danny Wallace

Best Mobile Game: The Walking Dead

Best Audio: Journey

Best Family Game: Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

Best Strategy Game: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Best Game Design: Journey

Ones to Watch: Starcrossed

Online Browser: SongPop

Artistic Achievement: Journey

Game Innovation: The Unfinished Swan

Best Sports/ Fitness game: New Star Soccer

Best Story: The Walking Dead

Best Original Music: Journey

Best Debut Game: The Unfinished Swan

Fellowship Award: Gabe Newell

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