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BAFTA Game Awards 2015: Unexpected Wins and More Than A Few Disappointments

Destiny takes home the top prize

So, Destiny won “Best Game” at the 2015 BAFTAs. Yes, Destiny. Beating out Monument Valley, Mario Kart 8, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and Alien: Isolation, the game that “tell[s] the same pedestrian stories time and time again,” won the award for the pinnacle of achievement in video games.

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Monument Valley: A Testament to What Mobile Games Can Be

Ustwo’s Monument Valley

When was the last time you played a truly moving game…on your phone? There has been a rise, in recent years, in games that function not only as interactive entertainment, but also as aesthetic and emotional experiences – Journey, Child of Light, Transistor, to name a few – but these are often games released for consoles or computers, the traditional platforms where one would expect a beautiful and moving environment to appear. Monument Valley is a much smaller game, one that fits in the screen of your iPhone or Android phone, but nevertheless manages to pack a walloping punch that you never saw coming.

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