Enslaved nominated for an Ivor Novello award as Namco “continues to focus” on it

Tuesday, 19 April 2011 15:37 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Enslaved has been nominated for an Ivor Novello award, which are presented annually “to celebrate, honor and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing.”

The awards focus on songwriting and composing and are considered amongst the most important awards for music creators.

Enslaved has been nominated for Best Original Game Score, composed by Nitin Sawhney, alongside nominees for James Bond 007: Blood Stone, and Napoleon: Total War.

The Ivors also honor individuals with awards recognizing their contribution to British music. These awards are via BASCA, approved by The Ivors Committee.

“We are obviously over the moon that Enslaved has been recognized for such a prestigious award,” said Lee Kirton, Namco’s UK marketing director. “The game is very important to us at Namco Bandai as we continue to focus on it. Unfortunately it didn’t make the Bafta cut and we and Ninja Theory are very happy that the title has finally been recognised for some of the talent that contributed to making it a stunningly original title.”

The 56th Ivor Novello Awards will be held on Thursday, May 19 at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.