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BAFTA 2013 game nominees announced: Journey leads the pack

Tuesday, 12th February 2013 08:43 GMT By Dave Cook

The British Academnt Games Awards have announced its nominees for this year’s award ceremony, and Thatgamecompany’s critically-acclaimed Journey is leading the pack with eight nominations. We’ve got the full list of nominees here.

A statement sent to VG247 this morning confirms BAFTA has recognised 53 games across 17 categories this year.

Jenova Chen’s Journey Leads With eight Nominations, including em>Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Game Innovation, Online-Multiplayer, Best Game, Game Design, Story and Original Music..

Yikes.

TellTale’s applauded adventure series The Walking Dead comes in with seven. Both games have been nominated for Best Game, Game Design, Story and Original Music. The game is clashing with Journey for Best Game, Game Design, Story and Original Music.

Far Cry 3 is next with six nominations, including Action, Story, Best Game and Game Design.

Curious indie hit Dear Esther is next with five nominations, including British Game, Debut Game and Performer.

Halo 4, Borderlands 2, Assassin’s Creed 3 and The Room have each received four nominations.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Mass Effect 3, Dishonored, Forza Horizon, The Unfinished Swan and Thomas Was Alone have received three nominations each.

FIFA 13, LEGO: The Lord of the Rings, Need for Speed Most Wanted, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, New Star Soccer and Diablo III have two nominations each.

The British Academy Games Awards will take place on Tuesday March 5th at the London Hilton. The show will be hosted by comedian Dara O’Briain and the ceremony will be streamed live on Twitch.

Here’s a full list of nominees. Caution, it’s very long:

Action
Borderlands 2
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Far Cry 3
Halo 4
Hitman: Absolution
Mass Effect 3

Artistic Achievement
Borderlands 2
Dear Esther
Far Cry 3
Halo 4
Journey
The Room

Audio Achievement
Assassin’s Creed III
Beat Sneak Bandit
Dear Esther
Far Cry 3
Halo 4
Journey

Best Game
Dishonoured
Far Cry 3
FIFA 13
Journey
Mass Effect 3
The Walking Dead

British Game
Dear Esther
Forza Horizon
LEGO: The Lord of the Rings
Need for Speed Most Wanted
The Room
Super Hexagon

Debut Game
Deadlight
Dear Esther
Forza Horizon
Proteus
The Room
The Unfinished Swan

Game Design
Borderlands 2
Dishonored
Far Cry 3
Journey
The Walking Dead
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Family
Clay Jam
Just Dance 4
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
LEGO the Lord of the Rings
Minecraft: XBOX 360 Edition
Skylanders Giants

Game Innovation
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Fez
Journey
Kinect Sesame Street TV
The Unfinished Swan
Wonderbook: Books of Spells

Mobile & Handheld
Incoboto
LittleBigPlanet (Vita)
New Star Soccer
The Room
Super Monsters Ate My Condo
The Walking Dead

Online – Browser
Amateur Surgeon Hospital
Dick and Dom’s HOOPLA!
Merlin: The Game
Runescape
The Settlers Online
SongPop

Online-Multiplayer
Assassin’s Creed III
Borderlands 2
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Halo 4
Journey
Need For Speed Most Wanted

Original Music
Assassin’s Creed III
Diablo III
Journey
Thomas Was Alone
The Unfinished Swan
The Walking Dead

Performer
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
Nolan North (Nathan Drake) – Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Sports/Fitness
FIFA 13
F1 2012
Forza Horizon
New Star Soccer
Nike+ Kinect Training
Trials Evolution

Story
Dishonored
Far Cry 3
Journey
Mass Effect 3
Thomas was Alone
The Walking Dead
Development Team

Strategy
Dark Souls: Prepare To Die
Diablo III
Football Manager 2013
Great Big War Game
Total War Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital
Pixel Story
Project Thanatos
Starcrossed

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11 Comments

  1. Zarckan

    can we have some formatting please :-/

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Dave Cook

    Refresh. It is done. Big job, busy morning. Yeah :)

    #2 1 year ago
  3. brotherhoodofthewolf

    CODBLOPS2 in for game innovation? Don’t make me laugh. Game BAFTAs zero credibility.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Dave Cook

    @3 one of the best twitch shooters of the generation IMO. Actually makes attempts to better the series rather than rest on its laurels. A blind man can see that.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. brotherhoodofthewolf

    disagree very fundamentally with you there. and no i’m not blind; no need to get personal with such a flippant comment.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Dave Cook

    @5 I’m not getting personal mate, just voicing my opinion. Sorry if offence was taken.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. TheBlackHole

    You say this:

    “Game BAFTAs zero credibility.”

    And then complain about someone making a flippant comment?

    Pot. Kettle. Black ;)

    #7 1 year ago
  8. brotherhoodofthewolf

    nothing flippant about it mate

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Lounds

    no sleeping dogs :(

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Deacon

    No Gravity Rush in the handheld award? Hmm. Shame.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Gnosis

    Lol, this is gettin predictable :D

    #11 1 year ago

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