Saturday 10 December 2016

Indies rule the roost in BAFTA game award nominations

Mark O'Beirne

Published 10/03/2016 | 12:59

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Indie titles, including Everybody's Gone to the Rapture and Her Story, picked up plenty of nominations for the BAFTA game awards.

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BAFTA today announced its list of nominees for its game awards and indie games have been recognised for their achievements in 2015.

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture picked up ten nominations, more than any other title nominated, while Her Story received seven nominations, the same number as CD Projekt RED’s epic The Witcher 3.

There were also nods for Ori and the Blind Forest, Rocket League, Prison Architect, and Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes among others.

The Awards ceremony will take place on April 7th.

Here are the full list of awards and nominees:

Artistic Achievement

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – Ubisoft/Ubisoft
  • Batman: Arkham Knight – Rocksteady Studios/Wb Games
  • Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture – The Chinese Room/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - Kojima Productions/Konami
  • Ori And The Blind Forest – Moon Studios/Microsoft Studios
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Lucjan Wiecek, Pawel Mielniczuk – Cd Projekt Red/Bandai Namco Entertainment

Audio Achievement

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – Ubisoft/Ubisoft
  • Batman: Arkham Knight – Rocksteady Studios/Wb Games
  • Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture – The Chinese Room/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – Kojima Productions/Konami
  • Star Wars Battlefront – Ea Dice/Electronic Arts
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Marcin Pryblowicz, Pawel Daudzward, Krzysztof Lipka – Cd Projekt Red/Bandai Namco Entertainment

Best Game

  • Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture – The Chinese Room/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  • Fallout 4 - Bethesda Game Studios
  • Life Is Strange – Dontnod Entertainment/Square Enix
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – Kojima Productions/Konami
  • Rocket League – Psyonix/Psyonix
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Adam Badowski, Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, Piotr Krzyonosiuk – Cd Projeckt Red/Bandai Namco Entertainment

British Game

  • Batman: Arkham Knight – Rocksteady Studios/Wb Games
  • Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture – The Chinese Room/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  • Her Story - Sam Barlow - Sam Barlow/ Sam Barlow
  • Prison Architect – Introversion Software/Introversion Software
  • Tearaway Unfolded – Media Molecule/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  • Until Dawn – Supermassive Games/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Debut Game

  • Her Story - Sam Barlow – Sam Barlow/ Sam Barlow
  • Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes – Ben Kane, Brian Fetter, Allen Pestaluky – Steel Crate Games/Steel Crate Games
  • Lovers In A Dangerous Spacetime - Matt Hammill, Jamie Tucker, Adam Winkels –Asteroid Base/Asteroid Base
  • Mini Metro – Dinosaur Polo Club/Agm Playism
  • Ori And The Blind Forest – Moon Studios/Microsoft Studios
  • Prune - Joel Mcdonald – Joel Mcdonald, Kyle Preston/Joel Mcdonald

Family

  • Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits - John Blackburn, John Vignocchi, Bob Lowe – Avalanche Studios, Disney Interactive Studios/Disney Interactive Studios
  • Fifa 16 – Ea Canada/Ea Sports
  • Guitar Hero: Live – Freestyle Games/Activision
  • Lego Dimensions - John Burton, James Mcloughlin, Nick Ricks – Tt Games/Wb Games
  • Super Mario Maker – Nintendo/Nintendo
  • Rocket League – Psyonix/Psyonix

  • Game Design
  • Bloodborne – Fromsoftware/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  • Grow Home – Ubisoft/Ubisoft
  • Her Story - Sam Barlow – Sam Barlow/ Sam Barlow
  • Lovers In A Dangerous Spacetime - Matt Hammill, Jamie Tucker, Adam Winkels – Asteroid Base/Asteroid Base
  • Rocket League – Psyonix/Psyonix
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Grzegorz Mocarski, Marcin Blacha, Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz – Cd Projeckt Red/Bandai Namco Entertainment

Game Innovation

  • Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture - The Chinese Room/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  • Her Story - Sam Barlow – Sam Barlow/Sam Barlow
  • Life Is Strange – Dontnod Entertainment/Square Enix
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – Kojima Productions/Konami
  • Splatoon – Nintendo/Nintendo
  • Until Dawn - Supermassive Games/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Mobile & Handheld

  • Alphabear – Spry Fox/ Spry Fox
  • Fallout Shelter – Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Softworks
  • Her Story - Sam Barlow - Sam Barlow/Sam Barlow
  • Lara Croft Go – Square Enix Montreal/Square Enix
  • Prune - Joel Mcdonald - Joel Mcdonald, Kyle Preston/Joel Mcdonald
  • The Room Three – Fireproof Games/Fireproof Games

Multiplayer

  • Destiny: The Taken King – Bungie/Activision
  • Lovers In A Dangerous Spacetime - Matt Hammill, Jamie Tucker, Adam Winkels – Asteroid Base/Asteroid Base
  • Rocket League – Psyonix/Psyonix
  • Splatoon – Nintendo/Nintendo
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – Ubisoft/Ubisoft
  • World Of Warships – Wargaming.Net/Wargaming.Net

Music

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – Ubisoft/Ubisoft
  • Batman: Arkham Knight – Rocksteady Studios/Wb Games
  • Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture - Jessica Curry – The Chinese Room/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  • Fallout 4 – Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Softworks
  • Halo 5: Guardians - Kazuma Jinnouchi, Nobuko Toda, Peter Cobbin –343 Industries/Microsoft Studios
  • Ori And The Blind Forest - Gareth Coker – Moon Studios/ Microsoft Studios

Original Property

  • Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture – The Chinese Room/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  • Her Story - Sam Barlow – Sam Barlow/Sam Barlow
  • Life Is Strange – Dontnod Entertainment/Square Enix
  • Ori And The Blind Forest – Moon Studios/Microsoft Studios
  • Splatoon – Nintendo/Nintendo
  • Until Dawn – Supermassive Games/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Performer

  • Ashly Burch As Chloe Price In Life Is Strange
  • Doug Cockle As Geralt Of Rivia, Witcher In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Merle Dandridge As Kate Collins In Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture
  • Oliver Dimsdale As Stephen Appleton In Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture
  • Mark Hamill As The Joker In Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Masasa Moyo As Vella In Broken Age: Act 2

Persistent Game

  • Destiny: The Taken King – Bungie/Activision
  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – Square Enix/Square Enix
  • Guitar Hero: Live – Freestyle Games/Activision
  • Lego Dimensions - John Burton, James Mcloughlin, Dave Dootson – Tt Games/Wb Games
  • Prison Architect – Introversion Software/Introversion Software
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Adam Badowski, Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, Piotr Krzywonosiuk – Cd Projekt Red/Bandai Namco Entertainment

Sport

  • Dirt Rally – Codemasters/Codemasters
  • Fifa 16 – Ea Canada/Ea Sports
  • Football Manager – Sports Interactive/Sega
  • Forza Motorsport 6 - Ryan Cooper, Bill Giese, Dave Gierok
  • Pes 2016 – Konami Digital Entertainment/Konami Digital Entertainment B.V.
  • Rocket League – Psyonix/Psyonix

Story

  • Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture – The Chinese Room/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  • Her Story - Sam Barlow – Sam Barlow/ Sam Barlow
  • Life Is Strange – Dontnod Entertainment/Square Enix
  • Undertale – Tobyfox/Tobyfox
  • Until Dawn – Supermassive Games/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Marcin Blacha, Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz - Cd Projekt Red/Bandai Namco Entertainment

Bafta Ones To Watch Award, In Association With Dare To Be Digital

  • Selfienation - Cheri Skivington, Daniel Prihodko, Ricardo Barros, Zolton Tompa, Reka Lux, Hajnalka Szanto Irina Kovalova - Pictrail
  • Sundown - Steven Li, Aaron Hong, Mclean Goldwhite, Theodore Park, Kenny Regan, Cynthia Cantrell, Gracie May, Jade Kim - Mild Beast Games
  • The Wall Shall Stand - Edward Burton, Edward Grimes, Cameron Richards, Steven Sparkes - Pixel Tailors

Amd Esports Audience Award

  • Call Of Duty:Black Ops 3 - Treyarch/ Activision
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Hidden Path Entertainment/Valve
  • Dota 2 - Valve/Valve
  • Hearthstone: Heroes Of Warcraft - Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment
  • League Of Legends - Riot Games/Riot Games
  • Smite - Hi-Rez Studios/Hi-Rez Studios

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