The 2018 BAFTA Games Awards will take place tonight (April 12), and they will be shown live on several streaming platforms.
For those wishing to attend the awards, tickets are still available, and can be purchased here. Otherwise, you can watch them on YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, Mixer, or Steam. BAFTA adds that: “Through a new partnership with IGN, the awards will also be streamed to an additional 12 platforms including PlutoTV, Amazon Fire, AppleTV, Roku, PS4 and Xbox.”
Streaming will begin at 5.30pm, as guests begin to arrive and walk the red carpet; the ceremony itself will begin at 7pm. With such a large range of streaming options, there’s no excuse for missing proceedings. Which should be compelling, thanks to a stellar cast. Dara O’Briain – an enthusiastic gamer – is returning as compere, and guest presenters include Jonathan Ross and Jane Goldman, Professor Green, Russell Kane, Akal, Dan TDM and MessYourself.
The list of nominees is something of a who’s who of the games industry, including PUBG’s Brendan Greene, Nintendo’s Shinya Takahashi, Hellblade’s Tameem Antoniades and Tacoma’s Steve Gaynor. Double Fine’s Tim Schafer, best known for games like Full Throttle, Day of the Tentacle and Grim Fandango, will receive an award recognising his contribution to the games industry. For all the info about the BAFTA Games Awards, you can always head to their official website.