BAFTA Awards 2013 Nominees announced

BAFTA has announced the nominees for this year’s game awards. The show is to take place on the 5 March and Hosted by comedian and gamer, Dara O’Briain, for the fifth consecutive year.

The 17 categories (below) feature some of the biggest titles over the past year with Journey and Telltale’s The Walking Dead looking to continue their domination they displayed at the DICE Awards. Both are nominated for Best Game, Story, Design, and Original Music. The Performer 2013 sees The Walking Dead’s Voice actors Dave Fennoy (Lee Everett) and Melissa Hutchinson (Clementine) go up against Uncharted’s Drake (voiced by Nolan North).

Along with being Nominated for Best Game in 2013, Journey is nominated for nine awards in total which include Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement and Game Innovation in 2013.

Here are the 17 categories along with all the nominees.

Best Game in 2013
Far Cry 3
Dishonored
FIFA 13
Journey
The Walking Dead
Mass Effect 3

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Action in 2013
Far Cry 3
Hitman: Absolution
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Halo 4
Borderlands 2
Mass Effect 3

Artistic Achievement in 2013
Journey
Far Cry 3
The Room
Halo 4
Borderlands 2
Dear Esther

Audio Achievement in 2013
Journey
Far Cry 3
Beat Sneak Bandit
Halo 4
Assassin’s Creed III
Dear Esther

BAFTA Ones To Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital in 2013
Pixel Story
Project Thanatos
Starcrossed

British Game in 2013
Need for Speed Most Wanted
The Room
LEGO: The Lord of the Rings
Forza Horizon
Dear Esther
Super Hexagon

Debut Game in 2013
Deadlight
The Unfinished Swan
Forza Horizon
Dear Esther
The Room
Proteus

Family in 2013
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
Minecraft: XBOX 360 Edition
LEGO the Lord of the Rings
Just Dance 4
Skylanders Giants
Clay Jam

Game Design in 2013
Dishonored
Far Cry 3
Journey
The Walking Dead
Borderlands 2
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Game Innovation in 2013
Fez
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Wonderbook: Books of Spells
Journey
Kinect Sesame Street TV

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Mobile & Handheld in 2013
LittleBigPlanet (Vita)
Super Monsters Ate My Condo
The Room
New Star Soccer
The Walking Dead
Incoboto

Browser in 2013
The Settlers Online
Amateur Surgeon Hospital
SongPop
Merlin: The Game
Dick and Dom’s HOOPLA!
Runescape

Multiplayer in 2013
Assassin’s Creed III
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Borderlands 2
Journey
Need For Speed Most Wanted
Halo 4

Original Music in 2013
The Unfinished Swan
Journey
Diablo III
Assassin’s Creed III
The Walking Dead
Thomas Was Alone

Performer in 2013
Nolan North (Nathan Drake) – Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Danny Wallace (The Narrator) – Thomas Was Alone
Melissa Hutchinson (Clementine) – The Walking Dead
Dave Fennoy (Lee Everett) – The Walking Dead
Adrian Hough (Haytham) – Assassin’s Creed III
Nigel Carrington (The Narrator) – Dear Esther

Sports/Fitness in 2013
Forza Horizon
F1 2012
FIFA 13
Nike+ Kinect Training
Trials Evolution
New Star Soccer

Story in 2013
Journey
Far Cry 3
Dishonoured
The Walking Dead
Thomas was Alone
Mass Effect 3

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Strategy in 2013
Dark Souls: Prepare To Die
Diablo III
Football Manager 2013
Total War Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

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