BAFTA announce British Academy Games Awards nominations

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2015’s British Academy Game Awards nominations have today been announced by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), seeing 51 games recognised across 17 categories.

Alien: Isolation has received the most with six nominations, while Far Cry 4 and Monument Valley secure themselves five each. Nintendo’s only success is Wii U exclusive Mario Kart 8, which has been recognised for Audio Achievement, Best Game, Family and Multiplayer, while Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS was snubbed in Mobile & Handheld category..

Rufus Hound will host the British Academy Games Awards, which will take place on Thursday 12th March 2015 at Tobacco Dock in London. The cermony will be streamed live on Twitch.tv, for those not in attendance.

Artistic Achievement
* Assassin’s Creed Unity, Ubisoft
* Far Cry 4, Ubisoft
* Hohokum, Honeyslug
* Lumino City, Slate of Play Games
* Monument Valley, ustwo Studio
* Valiant Hearts, Ubisoft

Audio Achievement
* Alien: Isolation, SEGA
* The Banner Saga, Stoic Studios
* Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Activision
* Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved, Harmonix
* Mario Kart 8, Nintendo
* The Sailor’s Dream, Simogo

Best Game
* Alien: Isolation, SEGA
* Destiny, Activision
* Dragon Age: Inquisition, Electronic Arts
* Mario Kart 8, Nintendo
* Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
* Monument Valley, ustwo Studio

British Game
* 80 Days, Profile Books
* Alien: Isolation, SEGA
* Forza Horizon 2, Microsoft
* Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions, Sierra
* Lumino City, State of Play Games
* Monument Valley, ustwo Studio

Debut Game
* The Banner Saga, Stoic Studios
* Counterspy, Dynamighty
* Hitman Go, Square Enix Montréal
* Never Alone, Upper One Games
* Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games
* The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, The Astronauts

Family
* The LEGO Movie Videogame, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
* LittleBigPlanet 3, Sumo Digital and XDev Studio Europe
* Minecraft: Console Editions, Mojang / 4J Studios
* Mario Kart 8, Nintendo
* Skylanders Trap Team, Activision
* Twelve A Dozen, Bossa Studios

Game Design
* Alien: Isolation, SEGA
* Destiny, Activision
* Far Cry 4, Ubisoft
* Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment
* Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Warner Bros.Interactive Entertainment
* Threes, Sirvo

Game Innovation
* 80 Days, Profile Books
* Alien: Isolation, SEGA
* Lumino City, State of Play Games
* Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
* Titanfall, Electronic Arts
* The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, The Astronauts

Mobile & Handheld
* 80 Days, Profile Books
* Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment
* Hitman Go, Square Enix Montréal
* Monument Valley, ustwo Studio
* Threes, Sirvo
* The Walking Dead: Season 2, Telltale Games

Multiplayer
* Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Activision
* Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment
* Destiny, Activision
* Mario Kart 8, Nintendo
* Minecraft: Console Editions, Mojang / 4J Studios
* Titanfall, Electronic Arts

Music
* Alien: Isolation, SEGA
* The Banner Saga, Stoic Studios
* Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved, Harmonix
* Far Cry 4, Ubisoft
* Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
* The Sailor’s Dream, Simogo

Original Property
* Kalimba, Press Play
* Monument Valley, ustwo Studio
* Sunset Overdrive, Insomniac Games
* Titanfall, Electronic Entertainment
* Valiant Hearts, Ubisoft
* The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, The Astronauts

Performer
* Adam Harrington (Bigby Wolf in The Wolf Among Us)
* Ashley Johnson (Ellie in The Last of Us: Left Behind)
* Kevin Spacey (Jonathan Irons in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare)
* Logan Cunningham (Transistor in Transistor)
* Melissa Hutchison (Clementine in The Walking Dead: Season 2)
* Troy Baker (Pagan Min in Far Cry 4)

Persistent Game
* Destiny, Activision
* EVE Online, CCP Games
* League of Legends, Riot Games
* Runescape, Jagex
* World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, Blizzard Entertainment
* World of Tanks, Wargaming.net

Sport
* FIFA 15, Electronic Arts
* Football Manager 2015, SEGA
* Forza Horizon 2, Microsoft Studios
* OlliOlli, Roll7
* Madden NFL 15, Electronic Arts
* Trials Fusion, Ubisoft

Story
* 80 Days, Profile Books
* Broken Age, Double Fine Productions
* Far Cry 4, Ubisoft
* The Last of Us: Left Behind, Naughty Dog
* Never Alone, Upper One Games
* The Wolf Among Us, Telltale Games

BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital
* Chambara, Overly Kinetic
* Sagittarius, Too Mainstream
* Don’t Walk: Run, Torque

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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