Henry Ranson

BAFTA Game Awards nominations

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With the BAFTA’s reaching its conclusion last week, the BAFTA Game Awards are closing in fast, with comedian Rufus Hound announced as host of the award ceremony and the nominations released.

This year it seems that Alien Isolation is the horse to bet on, with the Survival Horror reboot way ahead of the pack by securing seven award nominations including Best Game, British Game, Game Design, Game Innovation, Audio Achievement and Music awards.

With a collection of typical AAA titles such as Destiny and Call of Duty no doubt fighting over whatever scraps Alien Isolation leaves behind, it’s exciting to see smaller games still in the running such as the puzzle platformer, Kalimba and the IOS hit mobile puzzle game, Monument Valley with its beautifully impossible architecture.

The BAFTA Game Awards will be held on Thursday March 12 and will be available to watch via Twitch if preferred. The full list of Nominations is as follows:  

Artistic Achievement

ASSASSIN’S CREED UNITY – Ubisoft/Ubisoft

FAR CRY 4 – Jean-Alexis Doyon, David Wilkinson, Scott Mitchell – Ubisoft/Ubisoft

HOHOKUM – Honeyslug/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

LUMINO CITY – State of Play Games/State of Play Games

MONUMENT VALLEY – Ustwo Games/Ustwo Studio

VALIANT HEARTS – Paul Tumelaire, Ghislain Avrillon, Laurent Labouille – Ubisoft/Ubisoft

Audio Achievement

ALIEN: ISOLATION – Creative Assembly/SEGA

THE BANNER SAGA – Austin Wintory, Michael Theiler, Peret Von Sturmer – Stoic Studios/Versus Evil

CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE – Sledgehammer Games/Activision

DISNEY FANTASIA: MUSIC EVOLVED – Disney Interactive Studios and Harmonix Music Systems/Disney Interactive Studios

MARIO KART 8 – Nintendo/Nintendo

THE SAILOR’S DREAM – Simogo/Simogo

ALIEN- ISOLATION

Best Game

ALIEN: ISOLATION – Creative Assembly/SEGA

DESTINY – Bungie/Activision

DRAGON AGE: INQUISITION – BioWare/Electronic Arts

MARIO KART 8 – Nintendo/Nintendo

MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR – Monolith Productions/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

MONUMENT VALLEY – Ustwo Games/Ustwo Studio

British Game

80 DAYS – Joseph Humfrey, Jon Ingold, Jaume Fabregat Vilella – Inkle/Inkle, Profile Books

ALIEN: ISOLATION – Creative Assembly/SEGA

FORZA HORIZON 2 – Playground Games/Microsoft Studios

GEOMETRY WARS 3: DIMENSIONS – Lucid Games/Sierra

LUMINO CITY – State of Play Games/State of Play Games

MONUMENT VALLEY – Ustwo Games/Ustwo Studio

LUMINO CITY

Debut Game

THE BANNER SAGA – John Watson, Alex Thomas, Arnie Jorgensen – Stoic Studios/Versus Evil

COUNTERSPY – Dynamighty/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

HITMAN GO Daniel Lutz – Square Enix Montréal/Square Enix

NEVER ALONE (KISIMA INGITCHUNA) – Upper One Games/E-Line Media

SHOVEL KNIGHT – Yacht Club Games/Yacht Club Games

THE VANISHING OF ETHAN CARTER – Adrian Chmielarz, Andrzej Poznanski, Michal Kosieradzki – The Astronauts/The Astronauts, Nordic Games

Family

THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME – TT Games/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

LITTLEBIGPLANET 3 – Pete Smith, Paul Porter, Darius Sardeghian – Sumo Digital and XDev Studio Europe/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

MINECRAFT: CONSOLE EDITIONS – Mojang/4J Studios/Microsoft Studios

MARIO KART 8 – Nintendo/Nintendo

SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM – Toys for Bob, Vicarious Visions/Activision

TWELVE A DOZEN – Bossa Studios/Bossa Studios

THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME

Game Design

ALIEN: ISOLATION – Creative Assembly/SEGA

DESTINY – Bungie/Activision

FAR CRY 4 – Patrik Methe, Cedric Decelle, Andrea Zanini – Ubisoft/Ubisoft

HEARTHSTONE: HEROES OF WARCRAFT – Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment

MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR – Monolith Productions/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

THREES – Asher Vollmer, Greg Wohlwend, Jimmy Hinson – Sirvo/Sirvo

Game Innovation

80 DAYS – Joseph Humfrey, Jon Ingold – Inkle/Inkle, Profile Books

ALIEN: ISOLATION – Creative Assembly/SEGA

LUMINO CITY – State of Play Games/State of Play Games

MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR – Monolith Productions/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

TITANFALL – Steve Fukuda, Richard Baker, Vince Zampella – Respawn/Electronic Arts

THE VANISHING OF ETHAN CARTER – The Astronauts/ The Astronauts, Nordic Games

MIDDLE-EARTH- SHADOW OF MORDOR

Mobile & Handheld

80 DAYS – Joseph Humfrey, Jon Ingold, Jaume Fabregat Vilella – Inkle/Inkle, Profile Books

HEARTHSTONE: HEROES OF WARCRAFT – Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment

HITMAN GO – Daniel Lutz – Square Enix Montréal/Square Enix

MONUMENT VALLEY – Ustwo Games/Ustwo Studio

THREES – Asher Vollmer, Greg Wohlwend, Jimmy Hinson – Sirvo/Sirvo

THE WALKING DEAD: SEASON 2 – Telltale Games/Telltale Games

Multiplayer

CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE – Sledgehammer Games/Activision

HEARTHSTONE: HEROES OF WARCRAFT – Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment

DESTINY – Bungie/Activision

MARIO KART 8 – Nintendo/Nintendo

MINECRAFT: CONSOLE EDITIONS – Mojang/4J Studios/Microsoft Studios

TITANFALL – Steve Fukuda, Richard Baker, Vince Zampella – Respawn/Electronic Arts

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Music

ALIEN: ISOLATION – Creative Assembly/SEGA

THE BANNER SAGA – Stoic Studios/Plan of Attack

DISNEY FANTASIA: MUSIC EVOLVED – Disney Interactive Studios and Harmonix Music Systems/Disney Interactive Studios

FAR CRY 4 – Cliff Martinez, Tony Gronick, Jerome Angelot – Ubisoft/Ubisoft

MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR – Monolith Productions/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

THE SAILOR’S DREAM – Simogo/Simogo

Original Property

KALIMBA – Press Play/Microsoft Studios

MONUMENT VALLEY – Ustwo Games/Ustwo Studio

SUNSET OVERDRIVE – Insomniac/Microsoft Studios

TITANFALL – Steve Fukuda, Richard Baker, Vince Zampella – Respawn/Electronic Arts

VALIANT HEARTS – Yoan Fanise, Paul Tumelaire, Simon Choquet – Ubisoft/Ubisoft

THE VANISHING OF ETHAN CARTER – Adrian Chmielarz, Andrzei Poznanski, Michel Kosieradzki – The Astronauts/The Astronauts, Nordic Games

FAR CRY 4

Performer

ADAM HARRINGTON – Bigby Wolf in The Wolf Among Us

ASHLEY JOHNSON – Ellie in The Last of Us: Left Behind

KEVIN SPACEY – Jonathan Irons in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

LOGAN CUNNINGHAM  -Transistor in Transistor

MELISSA HUTCHISON – Clementine in The Walking Dead: Season 2

TROY BAKER – Pagan Min in Far Cry 4

Persistent Game

DESTINY – Bungie/Activision

EVE ONLINE – PHOEBE – CCP Games/ CCP Games

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS – Riot Games/Riot Games

RUNESCAPE – Jagex/Jagex

WORLD OF WARCRAFT: WARLORDS OF DRAENOR – Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment

WORLD OF TANKS – Wargaming.net/Wargaming.net

DESTINY

Sport

FIFA 15 – EA Sports/Electronic Arts

FOOTBALL MANAGER 2015 – Sports Interactive/SEGA

FORZA HORIZON 2 – Playground Games/Microsoft Studios

OLLIOLLI – John Ribbins, Simon Bennett, Tom Hegarty – Roll7/Roll7

MADDEN NFL 15 – EA Sports/Electronic Arts

TRIALS FUSION Kim Lahti, Antti Ilvessuo, Karri Kiviluoma – Ubisoft/Ubisoft

Story

80 DAYS – Joseph Humfrey, Jon Ingold, Meg Jayanth – Inkle/Inkle, Profile Books

BROKEN AGE – Tim Shafer – Double Fine Productions/Double Fine Productions

FAR CRY 4 – Mark Thompson, Lucien Soulban, Li Kuo – Ubisoft/Ubisoft

THE LAST OF US: LEFT BEHIND – Neil Druckmann – Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

NEVER ALONE (KISIMA INGITCHUNA) – Upper One Games/E-Line Media

THE WOLF AMONG US – Telltale Games/Telltale Games

BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital

CHAMBARA – Kevin Wong, Catherine Fox, Alex Faulkner, Esteban Fajardo, Thomas Hoffman – Overly Kinetic

SAGITTARIUS – Vivek Deshpande, Anand Navaneetha Raja, Ashik Sharief, Shashank Chavan, Karthireyan Dhandapani – Too Mainstream

DON’T WALK: RUN – Niall Taylor, Joseph Grainger, Oliver Reynolds – Duffy, Sean Barron, Alan Taylor – Torque

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