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Posted February 12, 2013 by Zeth in News
 
 

2013 BAFTA Video Game Nominees announced

BAFTA 2013 LOGO
BAFTA 2013 LOGO

The 2013 BAFTA Video Game nominees have been announced this morning and the list contains the odd surprise but mainly fits with last years game of the year selections.

Journey is leading the pack with 8 nominations ranging from Game Design, Audio Achievement to Best Game.  Following closely behind is The Walking Dead with seven nominations and then Far Cry 3 follows on with six.  Puzzling though seems to be the omission of Michael Mando as Vaas – his performance in Far Cry 3 lifted the whole game to a new level.

The awards are spread over 17 categories and highlight the achievement of 53 different titles.

The 2013 BAFTA Video Game awards will take place in London on 5th March and will be hosted by Dara O’Brien.  The ceremony will also be streamed love over Twitch too!

Full list of nominations are as follows:

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

 


Zeth

 
Zeth is our EU ninja and Editor in Chief. He's been writing about video games since 2008 when he started on BrutalGamer. He's pretty old and has been a gamer since he played Space Invaders as a young boy in the 80's. His genre tastes lean towards platformers, point-and-click adventure, action-adventure and shooters but he'll turn his hand to anything.