The EE Mobile Game of the Year is the only award at the British Academy Games Awards voted for by you, the British public.
The winner is:
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UNPACKING is a zen game about the familiar experience of pulling possessions out of boxes and fitting them into a new home. Developed by Witch Beam, Unpacking is a part block-fitting puzzle, part home decoration where you are invited to create a satisfying living space while learning clues about the life they are unpacking. Over the course of eight house moves, you are given a chance to experience a sense of intimacy with a character you never see and a story you’re never told. The game is available on Xbox® One, Nintendo® Switch and on PC.
The other nominees are:
CHICORY A COLORFUL TALE
CHICORY A COLORFUL TALE is a top-down adventure game in a coloring book world where you can draw on anything. Developed by Greg Lobanov, A Shell in the Pit, Madeline Berger, Alexis Dean-Jones and Lena Raine, you can use your painting powers to explore new places, solve puzzles, help your friends, and change the world! Something terrible happened. Chicory, superstar artist and wielder of the Brush, is missing, and all the colour in the land vanished with her. It’s up to you, Chicory’s number one fan, to pick up the Brush and fill in for her. It’s a big job… but you’re ready for it! Probably! The game is available on PlayStation® 4 and 5, Nintendo® Switch and on PC.
DEATHLOOP is a next-gen first-person shooter game from Arkane Lyon, the award-winning studio behind Dishonored. The studio’s new IP continues Arkane’s signature gameplay design, challenging you to play your own way. In DEATHLOOP, there is nowhere to run or nowhere to hide as two rival assassins are trapped in a mysterious timeloop on the island of Blackreef doomed to repeat the same day for eternity. The only chance for escape is to break the loop by unearthing information and assassinating eight key targets before the day resets. However, lurking in the shadows is rival assassin Julianna, equipped with her own equally powerful abilities and weapons, on a mission to protect the loop by assassinating Colt, and restarting the cycle. You can also choose to take control of Julianna, turning DEATHLOOP into a deadly game of hunter-vs-hunted. The game is available on PlayStation® 5 and on PC.
IT TAKES TWO
IT TAKES TWO is an action-adventure platform game developed by Hazelight Studios, the developer behind A Way Out. Embark on an all-new, crazy journey in It Takes Two, a genre-bending platform adventure game created purely for co-op. Play as the clashing couple Cody and May, two humans turned into dolls by a magic spell, who, trapped in a fantastical world where unpredictability hides around every corner, are reluctantly challenged with saving their relationship. In It Takes Two, you work together across a huge variety of gleefully disruptive gameplay challenges. With connected character abilities in every new level, an abundance of unexpected obstacles and hilariously heartfelt moments, you will work your way through a uniquely metaphorical gameplay experience. It Takes Two whisks players on a wild and wondrous ride where only one thing is for certain: we’re better together. The game is available on PlayStation® 4 and 5, Xbox® One, Xbox® Series and on PC.
METROID DREAD is an action-adventure game developed by MercuryStream and Nintendo. Face off against unrelenting E.M.M.I. robots! Join bounty hunter Samus Aran as she escapes a deadly alien world plagued by a mechanical menace in Metroid Dread. Samus’ story continues after the events of Metroid Fusion when she descends upon planet ZDR to investigate a mysterious transmission sent to the Galactic Federation. The remote planet has become overrun by vicious alien lifeforms and chilling mechanical menaces. Samus is more agile and capable than ever, but can she overcome the inhuman threat stalking the depths of ZDR? Parkour over obstacles, slide through tight spaces, counter enemies, and battle your way through the planet. The game is available on Nintendo Switch.
THE FORGOTTEN CITY
THE FORGOTTEN CITY is a mystery adventure role-playing game and a full video game adaptation of the critically-acclaimed The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Developed by Australian developer, Modern Storyteller, The Forgotten City is a narrative-driven time loop adventure in ancient Rome. Travel 2,000 years into the past and relive the final days of a cursed Roman city, where if one person sins, everyone dies. Combat is an option, but violence will only get you so far. Only by questioning an intertwined community of colourful characters, cleverly exploiting the time loop, and making difficult moral choices can you hope to solve this epic mystery. Here, your decisions matter. The fate of the city is in your hands. The game is available on Xbox® Series and One, PlayStation® 4 and 5, Nintendo® Switch and on PC.