BAFTA has today announced the nominations for the British Academy Games Awards in 2014.
London, 12 February 2014: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced the nominations for the British Academy Games Awards in 2014. A total of 43 games have been recognised across 17 categories, showcasing the very best games of the past 12 months and highlighting an outstanding level of creative excellence from a broad range of UK and international development teams.
The Last of Us leads the way with ten nominations across Action & Adventure, Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Best Game, Game Design, Multiplayer, Music, Story, and a double-nomination in Performer. Grand Theft Auto V receives a nomination in each of the following nine categories: Action & Adventure, Audio Achievement, Best Game, British Game, Game Design, Game Innovation, Multiplayer, Performer and Story.
Tearaway is nominated for eight BAFTAs: Artistic Achievement, Best Game, British Game, Family, Game Design, Game Innovation, Mobile & Handheld and Music.
Five games receive four nominations apiece. Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is nominated for Action & Adventure, Best Game, Game Design and Music. BioShock Infinite is nominated for Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Music and Performer. Super Mario 3D World is recognised in Best Game, Family, Multiplayer and Music. The Stanley Parable picks up nominations in Debut Game, Game Innovation, Performer and Story. Papers, Please is nominated in Best Game, Game Design, Game Innovation and Strategy & Simulation.
BADLAND, Beyond: Two Souls, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, DEVICE 6 and Tomb Raider all receive three nominations each, while Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Battlefield 4, Forza Motorsport 5, Gone Home, Gunpoint, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes and The Room 2 all have two nominations each.
Nominated in the Performer category are Ashley Johnson (Ellie) and Troy Baker (Joel) in The Last of Us, Courtnee Draper (Elizabeth) in BioShock Infinite, Ellen Page (Jodie) in Beyond: Two Souls, Kevan Brighting (The Narrator) in The Stanley Parable and Steven Ogg (Trevor Phillips) in Grand Theft Auto V.
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.
Showcasing the very best in young games development and design talent, the BAFTA Ones To Watch Award in association with Dare to be Digital finalists are Project Heera: Diamond Heist, Size DOES Matter and The Unknown.
The British Academy Games Awards take place on Wednesday 12 March at the Tobacco Dock, London, and will be hosted for the sixth consecutive year by comedian and gamer Dara O Briain. Public tickets for the ceremony and Inside Games, BAFTA’s showcase of the latest games from the world’s biggest studios, can be purchased on the bafta website here . On the night, the ceremony will be streamed live online at Twitch.tv . In addition and for the first time, the nominations and Awards will be celebrated with events hosted by BAFTA Los Angeles. BAFTA’s website will also feature red carpet highlights, photography and winners interviews, as well as dedicated coverage on its social networks including Facebook (/BAFTA) , Twitter (@BAFTAGames / #BAFTAGames ), and Tumblr .
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