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BAFTA Games Nominees Announced

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has recently revealed the nominees for its British Academy Games Awards.

Straddling a total of 10 categories is The Chinese Room’s Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, which include Best Game, Game Innovation and Artistic Achievement. Her Story, on the other hand, was nominated for Debut Game, Game Design, and Original Property. Other nominations include Undertale for Story, and

CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is up for a golden mask in six different categories, whilst rubbing shoulders in the Audio Achievement category are Star Wars Battlefront and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. 

The twelfth BAFTA Games awards will take place on April 7 at London’s Tobacco Dock during EGX Rezzed with Dara O’Briain returning to host the ceremony.

To hear what the Palace of Wisdom thought of 2014’s BAFTA Games results, the full podcast is available here.

You can find some more nominees for this year’s BAFTA Games below (courtesy of GameSpot). For a detailed look at all the categories and who’s included, you can head over to BAFTA’s website.

Artistic Achievement

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate — Ubisoft
  • Batman: Arkham Knight — Rocksteady Studios
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture — The Chinese Room
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain — Kojima Productions
  • Ori and the Blind Forest — Moon Studios
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — CD Projekt Red

Audio Achievement

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate — Ubisoft
  • Batman: Arkham Knight — Rocksteady Studios
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture — The Chinese Room
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain — Kojima Productions
  • Star Wars Battlefront — DICE
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — CD Projekt Red

Best Game

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture — The Chinese Room
  • Fallout 4 — Bethesda Game Studios
  • Life is Strange — Dontnod Entertainment
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain — Kojima Productions
  • Rocket League — Psyonix
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — CD Projekt Red

British Game

  • Batman: Arkham Knight — Rocksteady Studios
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture — The Chinese Room
  • Her Story — Sam Barlow
  • Prison Architect — Introversion Software
  • Tearaway Unfolded — Media Molecule
  • Until Dawn — Supermassive Games

Debut Game

  • Her Story — Sam Barlow
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes — Steel Crate Games
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime — Asteriod Base
  • Mini Metro — Dinosaur Polo Club
  • Ori and the Blind Forest — Moon Studios
  • Prune — Joel McDonald and Kyle Preston

Family

  • Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limit — Avalanche Studios/Disney Interactive Studios
  • FIFA 16 — EA Canada
  • Guitar Hero: Live — Freestyle Games
  • Lego Dimensions — TT Games
  • Super Mario Maker — Nintendo
  • Rocket League — Psyonix

Game Design

  • Bloodborne — From Software
  • Grow Home — Ubisoft
  • Her Story — Sam Barlow
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime — Asteroid Base
  • Rocket League — Psyonix
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — CD Projekt Red

Game Innovation

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture — The Chinese Room
  • Her Story — Sam Barlow
  • Life is Strange — Dontnod Entertainment
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain — Kojima Productions
  • Splatoon — Nintendo
  • Until Dawn — Supermassive Games

Mobile & Handheld

  • Alphabear — Spry Fox
  • Fallout Shelter — Bethesda Game Studios
  • Her Story — Sam Barlow
  • Lara Croft Go — Square Enix Montreal
  • Prune — Joel McDonald and Kyle Preston
  • The Room Three — Fireproof Games

Multiplayer

  • Destiny: The Taken King — Bungie
  • Loves in a Dangerous Spacetime — Asteroid Base
  • Rocket League — Psyonix
  • Splatoon — Nintendo
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege — Ubisoft
  • World of Warships — Wargaming.net

Story

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture — The Chinese Room
  • Her Story — Sam Barlow
  • Life is Strange — Dontnod Entertainment
  • Undertale — Tobyfox
  • Until Dawn — Supermassive Games
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — CD Projekt Red

 

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Charlie is a platforming romantic from England, that still speaks in a fashion that died with the Elizabethan era. Having been gaming since the days of Crash Bandicoot, he champions the Playstation, and is only a little bit embarassed that Super Mario Land keeps spelling his defeat.

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