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2011 Winners & Nominees

15 February 2011
Presenter Iain Lee with the Strategy winners who helped create the fun and addictive turn-based Civilization V. (Pic: BAFTA/Steve Butler)BAFTA/Steve Butler

The full list of winners and nominations for the GAME British Academy Video Games Awards on Wednesday 16 March 2011.

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Action

BAFTA maskAssassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Gaëlec Simard
Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Patrick Bach, David Goldfarb
Electronic Arts/DICE
BioShock 2
Jordan Thomas, Zak McClendon
2K Games/2K Marin
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Development Team
Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch
God of War III
Stig Asmussen, Todd Papy, Steve Caterson
Sony Computer Entertainment/SCE Santa Monica Studio
Halo: Reach
Marcus Lehton, Joe Tung, Alex Cutting
Microsoft Games Studios/Bungie

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Artistic Achievement

BAFTA maskGod of War III
Stig Asmussen, Ken Feldman, Cecil Kim
Sony Computer Entertainment/SCE Santa Monica Studio
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Mohamed Gambouz
Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Colin Whitney, Brian Anderson, Dominique Drozdz
Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch
Heavy Rain
David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
LIMBO
Arnt Jensen, Morten Bramsen
Xbox Live Arcade & Playdead/Playdead Games
Mass Effect 2
Development Team
Electronic Arts/BioWare

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Best Game

BAFTA maskMass Effect 2
Development Team
Electronic Arts/BioWare
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Vincent Pontbriand
Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal
FIFA 11
Kaz Makita, David Rutter, Gavin Paterson
Electronic Arts/ Electronic Arts Canada
Heavy Rain
David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
LIMBO
Arnt Jensen, Dino Patti, Mads Wibroe
Xbox Live Arcade & Playdead/Playdead Games
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Koichi Hayashida, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Takashi Tezuka
Nintendo/Nintendo

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Family

BAFTA maskKinect Sports
Development Team
Microsoft Games Studios/Rare
Dance Central
Development Team
Microsoft Games Studios & MTV Games/MTV & Harmonix
Kinect Adventures
Development Team
Microsoft Games Studios/Good Science Studio
Kinectimals
Development Team
Microsoft Games Studios/Frontier Developments Ltd
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
Development Team
Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment/TT Games
Toy Story 3
John Blackburn, Jonathan Warner, Jeff Bunker
Disney Interactive Studios/Avalanche Software

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Gameplay

BAFTA maskSuper Mario Galaxy 2
Koichi Hayashida, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Takashi Tezuka
Nintendo/Nintendo
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Patrick Plourde
Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal
God of War III
Stig Asmussen, Todd Papy, Adam Puhl
Sony Computer Entertainment/SCE Santa Monica Studio
Heavy Rain
David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
LIMBO
Arnt Jensen, Jeppe Carlsen, Peter Buchardt
Xbox Live Arcade & Playdead/Playdead Games
Mass Effect 2
Development Team
Electronic Arts/BioWare

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Handheld

BAFTA maskCut the Rope
Efim Voinov, Semyon Voinov
Chillingo/Zeptolab
God of War: Ghost of Sparta
Development Team
Sony Computer Entertainment/Ready at Dawn & SCE Santa Monica Studio
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
Development Team
Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment/TT Games
Professor Layton and the Lost Future
Akihiro Hino
Nintendo/Level 5 Games
Sonic Colours
Development Team
SEGA/Sonic Team
Super Scribblenauts
Joseph M Tringali, Marius Fahlbusch, Jeremiah Slaczka
Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment/5th Cell

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Multiplayer

BAFTA maskNeed for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Development Team
Electronic Arts/Criterion Games
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Yann le Guyader
Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Patrick Bach, David Goldfarb
Electronic Arts/DICE
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Mark Gordon, Dan Bunting, David Vonderhaar
Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch
Halo: Reach
Development Team
Microsoft Games Studios/Bungie
Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
Development Team
Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment

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Original Music

BAFTA maskHeavy Rain
Normand Corbeil
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
Alan Wake
Petri Alanko
Microsoft Games Studios/Remedy
Fable III
Russell Shaw
Microsoft Games Studios/Lionhead Studios
James Bond 007: Bloodstone
Richard Jacques
Activision Blizzard UK/ Bizarre Creations
Mass Effect 2
Jack Wall
Electronic Arts/BioWare
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Koji Kondo
Nintendo/Nintendo

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Social Network Game

BAFTA maskMy Empire
Development Team
Playfish/Playfish
Bejeweled Blitz
Jon David, Heather Hazen, Jason Kapalka
Popcap Games/Popcap Games
Farmerama
Tobias Reisberger, Jan-Michel Saaksmeier, Marten Schröder
Bigpoint/Bigpoint
FIFA Superstars
Development Team
EA Sports/Playfish
Zoo Mumba
Tobias Reisberger, Eduard Röhrich, Jan-Michel Saaksmeier
Bigpoint GMBH/Bigpoint GMBH
Zuma Blitz
Isaac Aubrey, Jon David, Jason Kapalka
PopCap Games/PopCap Games

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Sports

BAFTA maskF1 2010
Development Team
Codemasters/Codemasters Birmingham
FIFA 11
Development Team
Electronic Arts/ Electronic Arts Canada
Football Manager 2011
Development Team
SEGA/Sports Interactive
Gran Turismo 5
Development Team
Sony Computer Entertainment/Polyphony Digital Inc
International Cricket 2010
Development Team
Codemasters/Trickstar Games
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011
Shingo Takatsuka, Naoya Hatsumi, Jon Murphy
Konami/Winning Eleven Productions

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Story

BAFTA maskHeavy Rain
David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
Alan Wake
Development Team
Microsoft Games Studios/Remedy
BioShock 2
Jordan Thomas, Zak McClendon
2K Games/2K Marin
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Dave Anthony, Craig Houston
Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch
Fallout: New Vegas
John Gonzalez, Eric Fenstermaker, Travis Stout
Bethesda Softworks/Obsidian Entertainment
Mass Effect 2
Development Team
Electronic Arts/BioWare

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Strategy

BAFTA maskCivilization V
Jon Shafer, Dorian Newcomb, Brian Wade
2K Games/Firaxis
Fallout: New Vegas
Josh Sawyer, Frank Kowalkowski, Justin Reynard
Bethesda Softworks/Obsidian Entertainment
FIFA Manager 11
Development Team
EA Sports/Bright Future
Napoleon Total War
Development Team
SEGA/Creative Assembly
Plants vs. Zombies XBLA
George Fan, Matt Lee Johnston, Ty Roberts
PopCap Games/PopCap Games
Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
Development Team
Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment

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Technical Innovation

BAFTA maskHeavy Rain
David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Stéphane Girard, Stephane Assadourian
Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Adam Rosas, Scott Bean, Dominique Drozdz Drozdz
Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch
Halo: Reach
Development Team
Microsoft Games Studios/Bungie
Kinectimals
Development Team
Microsoft Games Studios/Frontier Developments Ltd
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Koichi Hayashida, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Takashi Tezuka
Nintendo/Nintendo

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Use of Audio

BAFTA maskBattlefield: Bad Company: 2
Patrick Bach, David Goldfarb
Electronic Arts/DICE/05.03.10
Alan Wake
Development Team
Microsoft Games Studios/Remedy/14.05.10
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Mathieu Jeanson
Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal/19.11.10
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Brian Tuey, Chris Cowell
Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch/ 09.11.10
DJ Hero 2
Development Team
Activision Blizzard UK LTD/Freestylegames/22.10.10
LIMBO
Martin Stig Andersen
Xbox Live Arcade & Playdead/Playdead Games/21.07.10

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BAFTA Ones To Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital

BAFTA maskTwang!
Jocce Marklund, Annette Nielsen, Linus Nordgren, Marcus Heder, Thomas Finlay
(That Game Studio)
Mush
Henry Hoffman, Ahmed Zaman, Matthew Dennis, Katherine Killick, Greg O’Brien
(Angry Mango)
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Sculpty
Druhin Mukherjee, Fabien Roussot, James Long, Fraser Littlejohn, Ronan Suess
(Team Tickle)
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GAME Award of 2010

BAFTA maskCall of Duty: Black Ops
Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch
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Dance Central
Microsoft Games Studios & MTV Games/MTV & Harmonix
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FIFA 11
Electronic Arts/ Electronic Arts Canada
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Halo Reach
Microsoft Games Studios/Bungie
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Heavy Rain
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
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Limbo
Xbox Live Arcade & Playdead/Playdead Games
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Mass Effect 2
Electronic Arts/BioWare
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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Electronic Arts/Criterion Games
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Red Dead Redemption
Rockstar Games/Rockstar San Diego
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Super Mario Galaxy 2
Nintendo/Nintendo
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