Vampire Survivors beat Elden Ring and God of War Ragnarok to win the BAFTA Game of the Year award.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards took place in London yesterday, and Vampire Survivors surprisingly took home the ceremony’s highest honor. The indie blockbuster won the grand prize for best game, beating other formidable competitors like Elden Ring and God of War Ragnarok.

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If you think only viewers were surprised by the award, you’re wrong. “Excuse Me What’s Happening Thank You Very Much” The Official Vampire Survivors Twitter account (opens in a new tab) he tweeted in response. The people of Poncle couldn’t believe they won the best game award at last night’s ceremony.

However, Vampire Survivors’ victories don’t end there, as the title also scooped the Game Design award. Once again, Vampire Survivors beat out some top contenders like Elden Ring, God of War Ragnarok, and Horizon Forbidden West to claim this prize.

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The gaming industry in general has been raving about Vampire Survivors since its full release in September 2022. Diablo’s creator praised it, saying it inspired him to make his own smaller games. , while Xbox head Phil Spencer literally couldn’t. stop playing Vampire Survivors, probably at the expense of his busy schedule.

It’s fantastic that an admittedly smaller game like Vampire Survivors can beat bigger titans like Elden Ring and God of War at a top gaming awards show like the BAFTAs. This is just another reminder that a game’s budget does not and should not dictate its level of quality or mainstream attention.

At the end of last year, Vampire Survivors received the Breakthrough Award in golden handles.

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