Steven Spielberg has claimed his third BAFTA, but on this occasion it was for his debut as a gamescreator with video game Boom Blox.


Boom Blox won the GAME British Academy Video Games Awards in the Casual category.

The game was developed by Spielberg in collaboration with US based EA Casual Games and was released in May 2008. It is the first game to emerge from the collaboration.

Boom Blox is a block based puzzle with more than 300 levels and 30 characters, involves building and knocking down blocks. Players can interact with characters such as chickens or baseball throwing monkeys.


Spielberg teamed up with EA Casual Games in 2005 and they have agreed to work together on three video games in total. The sequel to Boom Blox - Boom Blox Bash Party - was announced in January 2009 and should be available by spring of this year.

The award ceremony featured 39 different video games and was held in the UK at the London Hilton.