The Last of Us leads the nominations for the British Academy Games Awards in 2014 with a whopping ten nominations for Action & Adventure, Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Best Game, Game Design, Multiplayer, Music, Story, and a double-nomination for Ashley Johnson (Ellie) and Troy Baker (Joel) in the Performer category.
Grand Theft Auto V grabs nine noms for Action & Adventure, Audio Achievement, Best Game, British Game, Game Design, Game Innovation, Multiplayer, Story and Performer, with Steven Ogg (Trevor Phillips) getting the nod for that category. We spoke to Trever a few weeks back, you can read our interview with the BAFTA nominee here.
Showing us that size does not matter, up against the big boys in the Best Game category is PS Vita title Tearaway which is also nominated for Artistic Achievement, British Game, Family, Game Design, Game Innovation, Mobile & Handheld and Music, giving Media Molecule a total of eight nominations.
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, BioShock Infinite, Super Mario 3D World and indie hit The Stanley Parable have four nominations whilst Badland, Beyond: Two Souls, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, DEVICE 6 and Tomb Raider all receive three nominations.
Other nominated games include Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Castles in the Sky, Civilization V: Brave New World, Democracy 3, DMC Devil May Cry, DOTA 2, F1 2013, FIFA 14, Football Manager 2014, GRID 2, NBA 2K14, Plants vs Zombies 2, Rayman Legends, Remember Me, Ridiculous Fishing, Skylanders Swap Force, Surgeon Simulator 2013, XCOM: Enemy Within, World of Tanks and Year Walk.
The British Academy Games Awards, hosted by Dara O Briain, will take place on Wednesday 12th March in that London and will be streamed live on TwitchTV. For the first time members of the public can buy a ticket for the awards ceremony and they are a surprisingly reasonable £30.