Cut the Rope wins first iPhone game BAFTA

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Chillingo’s Cut the Rope has been awarded a games BAFTA for ‘Best Handheld’.

Om Nom, the green frog who is the star of Cut the Rope, may not have been able to physically pick up the award, but we’re sure he will be delighted to know the game has become the first iPhone game to win the coveted prize, beating offerings from Nintendo’s DS and Sony’s PSP.

Developed by Zeptolab, Cut the Rope has players feeding a frog sweets and this is done by cutting ropes (hence the name) to lower the sugary goodness. Feed him enough and you can progress.

“Cut the Rope has been nothing short of a phenomenon on the iOS platform and we’re delighted it’s been recognized by the British Academy,” said Chris Byatte, Co-General Manager of Chillingo.

“It is hugely flattering to win for such a prestigious award,” added Efim Voinov, CTO of the game’s developer, Zeptolab. “The whole team is ecstatic!”

Although some may argue Rovio Mobile and its Angry Birds behemoth is more deservant, we assume its tendency to randomise scores lost it points. There’s something definitely more refined in Cut the Rope, at least when it comes to sheer gameplay mechanics.

Congratulations to all those involved.

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