BAFTA Video Game Awards Nominations Revealed, Walking Dead Ready to Win Big

Other games featured are Journey, Mass Effect 3, FIFA 13, Far Cry 3, Dishonored

By on February 13th, 2013 13:59 GMT

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is revealing the nominations for its annual video game related awards, with titles like Far Cry 3, The Walking Dead, Mass Effect 3, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Borderlands 2 and Dishonored competing for the big categories.

The full list of nominees includes:

Best Game

Dishonoured - Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks
Far Cry 3
FIFA 13 - EA Canada/EA
Journey
Mass Effect 3
The Walking Dead - Telltale Games/Telltale

Action

Borderlands 2 - Gearbox/2K Games
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 - Treyarch/Activision
Far Cry 3 - Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft
Halo 4 - 343 Industries/Microsoft Studios
Hitman: Absolution - IO Interactive/Square-Enix
Mass Effect 3 - BioWare/EA

Artistic Achievement

Borderlands 2
Dear Esther - Thechineseroom/thechineseroom
Far Cry 3
Halo 4
Journey - thatgamecompany/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
The Room - Fireproof Games/Fireproof Games

Audio Achievement

Assassin’s Creed III - Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft
Beat Sneak Bandit - Simogo/Simogo
Dear Esther
Far Cry 3
Halo 4
Journey

British Game

Dear Esther
Forza Horizon - Playground Games/Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Studios
LEGO: The Lord of the Rings - TT Games/Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment
Need for Speed Most Wanted - Criterion Games/EA
The Room - Fireproof Games/Fireproof Games
Super Hexagon - Terry Cavanagh

Debut Game

Deadlight - Tequila Works/Microsoft Studios
Dear Esther
Forza Horizon
Proteus - Twisted Tree Games
The Room
The Unfinished Swan - Giant Sparrow/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Game Design

Borderlands 2
Dishonored
Far Cry 3
Journey
The Walking Dead
XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Firaxis/2K Games

Family

Clay Jam - Fat Pebble/Zynga
Just Dance 4 - Ubisoft Paris/Ubisoft
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes - TT Games/Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment
LEGO the Lord of the Rings
Minecraft: XBOX 360 Edition - Mojang/4J Studios
Skylanders Giants - Toys For Bob/Activision

Game Innovation

Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Fez - Polytron Corporation/Microsoft Studios Xbox LIVE Arcade
Journey
Kinect Sesame Street TV - Soho Productions/Microsoft Studios
The Unfinished Swan
Wonderbook: Books of Spells

Mobile & Handheld

Incoboto - Fluttermind
LittleBigPlanet (Vita) - Tarsier Studios/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
New Star Soccer - New Star Games
The Room
Super Monsters Ate My Condo - Adult Swim Games
The Walking Dead

Online – Browser

Amateur Surgeon Hospital - Mediatonic/Adult Swim Games
Dick and Dom’s HOOPLA! - Team Cooper/CBBC
Merlin: The Game - Bossa Studios/Bossa Studios
Runescape - Jagex
The Settlers Online - Blue Byte Software/Ubisoft
SongPop - FreshPlanet/FreshPlanet

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 - Blizzard Entertainment
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 - Codemasters Birmingham/Codemasters Racing
Forza Horizon
New Star Soccer
Nike+ Kinect Training - Sumo Digital Ltd/Microsoft Studios
Trials Evolution - RedLynx/Microsoft Studios

Story

Dishonoured
Far Cry 3
Journey
Mass Effect 3
Thomas was Alone
The Walking Dead

Strategy

Dark Souls: Prepare To Die - From Software/Namco Bandai Games
Diablo III
Football Manager 2013 - Sports Interactive/SEGA
Great Big War Game - Rubicon Development/Rubican Development
Total War Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai - The Creative Assembly/SEGA
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

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

Pixel Story - Martin Cosens, Thomas McParland, Ashley Hayes, Benhamin Rushton, Luke Harrison
Project Thanatos - Hugh Laird, Andrew Coles, Thomas Laird, Alexandra Shapland, Thomas Kemp
Starcrossed - Kimi Sulopuisto, Vili Viitaniemi, Minttu Meriläinen, Petri Liuska, Andrew MacLean

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