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

Tuesday, 19th 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.



  1. frostquake

    I will say this, I am now playing it, after having shelved it. The game is gorgeous, with it’s scenery. The artwork is outstanding. Some of the quick time events, leaving me wanting to pull my hair out, but they as of yet, have not been to overly complicated.

    Pigsy adds a nice distraction to the game, as I am now at the Dam part of the game.

    So far I am enjoying it. It has control issues, but I do enjoy picking the girl up and carrying her. Would have liked to have seen a quick time event while you are carrying her.

    The game really had potential and just fell short. I would love to see an Enslaved 2, with all the issues addressed, but not having finished it yet, I don’t know if they left it open, or just closed the game all together.

    If I recall right it came out at the wrong time, like a week before some Triple AAA titles, so timing on it was all wrong.

    I know I played it for just a few hours, and then got distracted by all the other games coming out.

    So Now just last Week, I went and got it back out to play, and I am really now focusing on it.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. YoungZer0

    I’d say it deserves it very well. One of the best scores of the year. Fantastic game.

    #2 4 years ago

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