All The Games Nominated For The British Academy Games Awards Announced


Posted by Craig Grobler on Google+ On Monday, February 25, 2013

BAFTA Games AwardsThe nominations for the British Academy Games Awards 2013 have been announced! This year a total of 53 games have been recognised across 17 categories, showcasing some of the most popular and ground breaking games of the last 12 months and highlighting the phenomenal level of creativity from UK and international development teams.

Journey leads with 8 Nominations, The Walking Dead gains 3 Nominations, Far Cry 3 Gains 3 Nominations, Dear Esther receives 5 Nominations, Halo 4, Borderlands 2, Assassin's Creed III & The Room receive 4 Nominations Each.

Games were entered by both developers and publishers into all the categories listed in this release and were initially voted on by BAFTA’s video games members and a carefully selected list of industry experts via a secure website. The titles receiving the most votes went through to specialist juries who judge the games prior to making their nominations.


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Each juror signs confidentiality papers and casts his or her votes on paper. The results in each category are not known until the envelope is opened on the night.

Journey Game BAFTA Games Awards
Journey Game BAFTA Games Awards
Journey and The Walking Dead are both nominated for Best Game, Game Design, Story and Original Music.  Journey also receives nominations for Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Game Innovation and Online-Multi player.

The Walking Dead is also up for Mobile & Handheld as well as two nominations for Performer.  Far Cry 3 and Dear Esther are both up for Artistic Achievement and Audio Achievement.  Far Cry 3 is also nominated for Action, Story, Best Game and Game Design and Dear Esther for British Game, Debut Game and Performer.


Walking Dead Game BAFTA Games Awards
Walking Dead Game BAFTA Games Awards
Halo 4 is nominated for Action, Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement and Online-Multiplayer.  Borderlands 2 receives nominations for Action, Artistic Achievement, Game Design and Online-Multiplayer.  Assassin's Creed III is up for Audio Achievement, Online-Multiplayer, Original Music and Performer.  The Room is nominated for Artistic Achievement, British Game, Debut Game and Mobile & Handheld.


Halo 4 Game BAFTA Games Awards
Halo 4 Game BAFTA Games Awards
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Mass Effect 3, Dishonored, Forza Horizon, The Unfinished Swan and Thomas Was Alone all receive three nominations.  Fifa 13, LEGO: The Lord of the Rings, Need for Speed Most Wanted, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, New Star Soccer and Diablo III all have two nominations.

Borderlands 2 Game BAFTA Games Awards
Borderlands 2 Game BAFTA Games Awards
Dear Esther, Forza Horizon, LEGO: The Lord of the Rings, Need for Speed Most Wanted, The Room and Super Hexagon are all nominated in this year's new category, Best British Game.


assasins creed 3 Game BAFTA Games Awards
Assasins creed 3 Game BAFTA Games Awards
Names nominated in the Performer category are Adrian Hough (Haytham) - Assassin's Creed III, Danny Wallace (The Narrator) - Thomas Was Alone, Dave Fennoy (Lee Everett) - The Walking Dead, Melissa Hutchinson (Clementine) - The Walking Dead, Nigel Carrington (The Narrator) - Dear Esther and Nolan North (Nathan Drake) - Uncharted: Golden Abyss.



the room Game BAFTA Games Awards
The Room Game BAFTA Games Awards
Other nominated games include: Hitman: Absolution, Beat Sneak Bandit, Deadlight, LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, Minecraft: XBOX 360 Edition, Skylander Giants, Merlin: The Game, Runescape, SongPop, F1 2012, Nike+ Kinect Training, Football Manager 2013, Great Big War Game and Total War Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai.

Showcasing the best in young games development and design talent, the finalists in this year's BAFTA Ones To Watch Award in association with Dare to be Digital are Pixel Story, Project Thanatos and Starcrossed.

The British Academy Games Awards will take place on Tuesday 5th March at the London Hilton on Park Lane, and will be hosted for the fifth consecutive year by comedian and gamer Dara O'Briain.  An Awards highlight’s show will be televised on Challenge (Sky: Ch 125, Freeview: Ch 46, Virgin: Ch 139) on Monday 11 March at 10pm and the evening will also be streamed live on Twitch.

For ticket information or any other Awards information, visit BAFTA’s website atwww.bafta.org/games/awards


Video: Dara O'Briain BAFTA Games Nominations Reaction in 2013



FULL NOMINATIONS ARE BELOW:
    ACTION

Borderlands 2
Development Team
Gearbox/2K Games

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Development Team
Treyarch/Activision

Far Cry 3
Dan Hay, Patrick Plourde, Patrik Methe
Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

Halo 4
Development Team
343 Industries/Microsoft Studios

Hitman: Absolution
Development Team
Io – Interactive/Square-Enix

Mass Effect 3
Development Team
BioWare/EA


    ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT


Borderlands 2
Development Team
Gearbox/2K Games

Dear Esther
Robert Briscoe
Thechineseroom/thechineseroom

Far Cry 3
Jean Alexis Doyan, Genseki Tanaka, Vincent Jean
Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

Halo 4
Development Team
343 Industries/Microsoft Studios

Journey
Development Team
That Game Company/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

The Room
Mark Hamilton, Rob Dodd, Barry Meade
Fireproof Games/Fireproof Games


    AUDIO ACHIEVEMENT




Assassin’s Creed III
Mathieu Jeanson
Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

Beat Sneak Bandit
Simon Flesser, Magnus “Gordon” Gardebäck,
Simogo/Simogo

Dear Esther
Jessica Curry
Thechineseroom/thechineseroom

Far Cry 3
Dan Hay, Tony Gronick, Brian Tyler
Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

Halo 4
Development Team
343 Industries/Microsoft Studios

Journey
Development Team
That Game Company/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe


    BEST GAME




Dishonoured
Development Team
Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks

Far Cry 3
Dan Hay, Patrick Plourde, Patrik Methè
Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

FIFA 13
David Rutter, Nick Channon, Aaron McHardy
EA Canada/EA

Journey
Development Team
That Game Company/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Mass Effect 3
Casey Hudson
BioWare/EA

The Walking Dead
Development Team
Telltale Games/Telltale


    BRITISH GAME




Dear Esther
Daniel Pinchbeck, Robert Briscoe, Jessica Curry
Thechineseroom/thechineseroom

Forza Horizon
Development Team
Playground Games/Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Studios

LEGO: The Lord of the Rings
Development Team
TT Games/Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment

Need for Speed Most Wanted
Development Team
Criterion Games/EA

The Room
Mark Hamilton, Rob Dodd, Barry Meade
Fireproof Games/Fireproof Games

Super Hexagon
Terry Cavanagh, Niamh Houston, Jenn Frank
Terry Cavanagh/Terry Cavanagh


DEBUT GAME




Deadlight
Raul Rubio, Luz Sancho, Oscar Cuesta
Tequila Works/Microsoft Studios

Dear Esther
DanielPinchbeck, Robert Briscoe, Jessica Curry
Thechineseroom/thechineseroom

Forza Horizon
Development Team
Playground Games/Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Studios

Proteus
Ed Key, David Kanaga
Twisted Tree Games/Twisted Tree Games

The Room
Mark Hamilton, Rob Dodd, Barry Meade
Fireproof Games/Fireproof Games

The Unfinished Swan
Ian Dallas, Nathan Gary
Giant Sparrow/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe


    GAME DESIGN


Borderlands 2
Development Team
Gearbox/2K Games

Dishonored
Development Team
Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks

Far Cry 3
Patrick Methè, Jamie Keen
Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

Journey
Development Team
That Game Company/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

The Walking Dead
Development Team
Telltale Games/Telltale

XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Development Team
Firaxis/2K Games

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