Dara O’Briain said “Returning to host the British Academy Games Awards fills me with both excitement and trepidation. It’s a chance to celebrate the brilliant achievements of an incredible, creative industry. But to prepare to host BAFTA’s Film Awards you just have to watch a few DVDs … To prepare for this, I have to save worlds, win wars, race cars, score goals and travel from the end of the galaxy to the other. Somebody pass me a controller, quick!”

Taking place at Troxy, London, the awards welcome the very best practitioners in the world who gather to celebrate another outstanding year in games and network with colleagues from across the industry. The awards will be preceded by a Champagne Taittinger reception and followed by a seated dinner and after-party for guests. Priority tickets to the awards are now available for BAFTA members. All other tickets go on sale next Thursday 15 March, the day of the nominations announcement.

The British Academy Games Awards is part of the London Games Festival, which runs from 5th April to 15th April covering 40 events across the capital. London Games Festival is delivered by Games London, a project jointly run by Film London and Ukie and funded by the Mayor of London via the London Enterprise Action Panel. More at www.games.london.

The Awards are supported by industry partners Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts, GAME, SEGA Europe Ltd., PlayFusion, Tencent, Ubisoft Entertainment with ME London Hotel the official hotel partner.

Guests attending BAFTA’s awards ceremonies support the organisation’s charitable work and initiatives that identify, support and nurture new talent in this thriving sector. Applications are now being taken for games membership of BAFTA at membership.bafta.org.