BAFTA Announces Game Awards Nominations

BAFTA has today announced the nominations for its Game Awards today, and unsurprisingly Uncharted 4 leads with eight nominations in total though three of those are in the Best Performer category. Following Naughty Dog in nominations are Playdead’s Inside with seven nominations, Campo Santo’s Firewatch which has six nominations across the categories. There’s a breadth of games that appear in the nominations, ranging from the triple AAA titles to smaller games. Games such as Doom, Dishonored 2, Virginia, and Inside are all on the list.

The full set of nominations is below and broken down into categories.

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ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT
ABZÛ Development Team – Giant Squid/505 Games
DISHONORED 2 Development Team – Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks
INSIDE Development Team – Playdead/Playdead
THE LAST GUARDIAN Development Team – SIE Japan Studio, genDesign/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
UNCHARTED 4 Development Team – Naughty Dog LLC/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
UNRAVEL Development Team – Coldwood Interactive/Electronic Arts
AUDIO ACHIEVEMENT
BATTLEFIELD 1 Development Team – DICE/Electronic Arts
DOOM Development Team – id Software/Bethesda Softworks
INSIDE Martin Stig Andersen – Playdead/Playdead
THE LAST GUARDIAN Development Team – SIE Japan Studio, genDesign/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
REZ INFINITE Tetsuya Mizuguchi, Takako Ishida, Noboru Mutoh – Enhance Games, Monstars Inc., Resonair/Enhance Games
UNCHARTED 4 Development Team – Naughty Dog LLC/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europs
BEST GAME
FIREWATCH Development Team – Campo Santo Productions/Camp Santo Productions, Panic Inc.
INSIDE Development Team – Playdead/Playdead
OVERWATCH Development Team – Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment
STARDEW VALLEY Eric Barone – ConcernedApe/Chucklefish
TITANFALL 2 Development Team – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts
UNCHARTED 4 Development Team – Naughty Dog LLC/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
BRITISH GAME 
BATMAN: ARKHAM VR Development Team – Rocksteady Studios/WB Games
FORZA HORIZON 3 Development Team – Playground Games/Microsoft Studios
NO MAN’S SKY Development Team – Hello Games/Hello Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
OVERCOOKED Development Team – Ghost Town Games/Team17 Digital Ltd
PLANET COASTER Development Team – Frontier Developments/Frontier Developments
VIRGINIA Development Team – Variable State/505 Games
DEBUT GAME
FIREWATCH Development Team – Campo Santo Productions/Campo Santo Productions, Panic Inc.
OVERCOOKED Development Team – Ghost Town Games/Team17 Digital inc.
OXENFREE Development Team – Night School Studio/Night School Studio
THAT DRAGON, CANCER Development Team – Numinous Games/Numinous Games
THE WITNESS Development Team – Thekla, Inc./Thekla, Inc.
VIRGINIA Development Team – Variable State/505 Games
EVOLVING GAME
DESTINY: RISE OF IRON Development Team – Bungie/Activision
ELITE DANGEROUS: HORIZONS Development Team – Frontier Developments/Frontier Developments
EVE ONLINE Development Team – CCP Games/CCP Games
FINAL FANTASY XIV: ONLINE Development Team – Square Enix/Square Enix
HITMAN Development Team – IO Interactive/Square Enix
ROCKET LEAGUE Dave Hagewood, Jeremy Dunham, Corey David – Psyonix/Psyonix
FAMILY
LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Mike Taylor, Jamie Eden, James Norton – TT Games/WB Games
OVERCOOKED Development Team – Ghost Town Games/Team17 Digital Ltd
THE PLAYROOM VR Development Team – SIE Japan Studio, Team ASOBI!/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
POKÉMON GO Development Team – Niantic Inc./Niantic Inc.
RATCHET & CLANK Development Team – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
TOCA HAIR SALON 3 Development Team – Toca Boca/Toca Boca
GAME DESIGN 
BATTLEFIELD 1 Development Team – DICE/Electronic Arts
DISHONORED 2 Development Team – Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks
INSIDE Development Team – Playdead/Playdead
OVERWATCH Development Team – Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment
TITANFALL 2 Development Team – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts
THE WITNESS Development Team – Thekla,Inc./Thekla, Inc.
GAME INNOVATION
BATMAN: ARKHAM VR Development Team – Rocksteady Studios/WB Games
FIREWATCH Development Team – Campo Santo Productions/Campo Santo Productions, Panic Inc.,
POKÉMON GO Development Team – Niantic Inc./Niantic Inc.
THAT DRAGON, CANCER Development Team – Numinous Games/Numinous Games
UNSEEN DIPLOMACY Development Team – Triangular Pixels/ Triangular Pixels
THE WITNESS Development Team – Thekla, Inc./Thekla, Inc.
MOBILE 
THE BANNER SAGA 2 Development Team – Stoic/Versus Evil
DAWN OF TITANS Development Team – Natural Motion/Zynga
DEUS EX GO Development Team – Square Enix Montreal/Square Enix
POKÉMON GO Development Team – Niantic Inc./Niantic Inc.
POKÉMON SUN AND POKÉMON MOON Development Team – Game Freak/The Pokémon Company International
REIGNS Development Team – Nerial/Devolver Digital
MULTIPLAYER
BATTLEFIELD 1 Development Team – DICE/Electronic Arts
FORZA HORIZON 3 Development Team – Playground Games/Microsoft Studios
OVERCOOKED Development Team – Ghost Town Games/Team17 Digital Ltd
OVERWATCH Development Team – Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment
TITANFALL 2 Development Team – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts
TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION Development Team – Ubisoft Massive/Ubisoft
MUSIC
ABZÛ Austin Wintory – Giant Squid/505 Games
DOOM Mick Gordon, Chris Hite, Chad Mossholder – id Software/Bethesda Softworks
INSIDE Martin Stig Andersen, SØS Gunver Ryberg – Playdead/Playdead
THE LAST GUARDIAN Takeshi Furukawa – SIE Japan Studio, genDesign/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
UNCHARTED 4 Henry Jackman, Jonathan Mayer, Scott Hanau – Naughty Dog LLC/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
VIRGINIA Lyndon Holland – Variable State/505 Games
NARRATIVE
DISHONORED 2 Development Team – Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks
FIREWATCH Development Team – Campo Santo Productions/Campo Santo Productions, Panic Inc.
INSIDE Arnt Jensen – Playdead/Playdead
MAFIA III Development Team – Hangar 13/2K
OXENFREE Development Team – Night School Studio/Night School Studio
UNCHARTED 4 Neil Druckmann, Josh Scherr – Naughty Dog LLC/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
ORIGINAL PROPERTY
FIREWATCH Development Team – Campo Santo Productions/Campo Santo Productions, Panic Inc.
INSIDE Development Team – Playdead/Playdead
THE LAST GUARDIAN Development Team – SIE Japan Studio, genDesign/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
OVERWATCH Development Team – Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment
UNRAVEL Development Team – Coldwood Interactive/Electronic Arts
THE WITNESS Development Team – Thekla, Inc./Thekla, Inc.
PERFORMER
ALEX HERNANDEZ as Lincoln Clay in Mafia III
CISSY JONES as Delilah in Firewatch
EMILY ROSE as Elena Fisher in Uncharted 4
NAVID NEGAHBAN as ‘Hajj Agha’ in 1979 Revolution: Black Friday
NOLAN NORTH as Nathan Drake in Uncharted 4
TROY BAKER as Sam Drake in Uncharted 4
BAFTA ONES TO WATCH AWARD IN ASSOCIATION WITH DARE TO BE DIGITAL
AMONG THE STONES Lukasz Gomula, Alberto Taiuti, James Wood, Roberton Macken, Kevin McKenna, Rory Sweeney – Bluedoor Games
PENTAGRAB Andrew Fullarton, Thomas Slade, Nick Kondylis, Cari Watterton, Dale Smith – Ludico
REBOUND Kieran Gallagher, Isaac Pringle, Mark Tempini, Andrew Graham, Alexander MacDiarmid, Vlady Veselinov, Craig Russell, Alex Donaldson – Hexterion
AMD ESPORTS AUDIENCE AWARD
CLASH ROYALE Supercell/Supercell
COUNTER STRIKE: GLOBAL OFFENSIVE Hidden Path Entertainment/Valve
DOTA 2 Valve/Valve
LEAGUE OF LEGENDS Riot Games/Riot Games
OVERWATCH Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment
STREET FIGHTER V Capcom, Dimps/Capcom

The awards ceremony will be taking place on April 6th and will be hosted by Danny Wallace, and people will be able to watch the ceremony on Twitch.

Source: Press Release

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8 Comments

  1. Someones got a STONKING hard on for Firewatch, lol!

    Also, says something when No Man’s Sky gets nominated for best British game!

    • They have! It was good but not full viagra good, it’s numerous noms make me feel a bit cynical about the awards.
      On the other hand, No Mans Sky was actually good! I was lucky enough not to come across any bugs at all, to enjoy it and appreciate the scope, so I got a hell of a lot for my £40.
      Also, it is a British game, so surely it can win an award for being a British game? I’m not sure why the category titles are so brief and ambiguous, they should all start with ‘Best’ or at least be subtitled with an explaination about what the award is about. Original Property sounds like an award Kevin McCloud would give out.

      • To be fair erm…..

        Darn it, there were no nominations that were of the Sim City genre or whatever that genre is called. I was going to make a joke about it being about the best building mechanics in a game and then it being revealed as a useless piece of tosh that is very fancy looking but in reality, no-one would want to use it on account of how crap it is to live in.

  2. So happy to Inside in there for so many categories. :D

  3. And the winner for Best Game is… Uncharted 4. OMG, no sorry. It’s Firewatch. Firewatch is the Best Game.

    Audience:

    WTF is Firewatch and Uncharted 4? *Drinks champagne*

  4. No DARK SOULS III!? I…. REALLY!?

    Really? As in, Dark Souls III got sod all for this? What? If UC4 can get nominated again(Swear they were nominated last year)

    Also, most of the preformers are from Uncharted 4. Really should be a rule for one performer per game. I’m sure Nolan North wouldn’t mind if he wasn’t nominated on account of him being everywhere.

  5. Just goes to show that the 12 months taken into consideration for these awards weren’t particularly great. Sure there’s some decent games up there, but nothing special really.

    I’m expecting these awards next year to be very different, there have been so many top releases in the past few weeks/months.

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