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Cut the Rope nabs BAFTA, first-ever for iPhone game

Cut the Rope nabs BAFTA, first-ever for iPhone game

Cut the Rope has become the first-ever iPhone title to be awarded a BAFTA, in a further sign of the seemingly inexorable rise of smartphone gaming.

Chilingo’s puzzler overcame stiff challenges from the likes of DS heavyheights Lego Harry Potter and Professor Layton to grab the gong for best handheld title at the Video Games Awards in London.

In so doing it became the first ever iOS game to triumph at the ceremony and caps a triumphant year for Chilingo, which has sold some 6 million downloads of Cut the Rope alone over the last year.

Cut the Rope iPhone

Chillingo Director Chris Byatte said: "Cut the Rope has been nothing short of a phenomenon on the iOS platform and we're delighted it's been recognised by the British Academy.”

The award comes as mobile gaming at last seems to be crossing over to the mainstream in the way that experts have been forecasting for years, led by Rovio’s physics-based behemoth Angry Birds and phenom in waiting Tiny Wings.

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