Nintendo miss out on British Academy Games Awards 2013 nominations

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The British Academy Games Awards 2013 nominations have been announced, with Nintendo failing to clinch any success for themselves.

ThatGameCompany’s Journey was the leading light with eight nominations, with The Walking Dead, Far Cry 3, and Dear Esther seeing similar success.

Yet Nintendo’s releases, which include the likes of Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros. U, The Last Story, Pokémon Black & White Version 2, Kid Icarus Uprising and Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, failed to garner any attention from the panel.

The full list of categories, and the nominations that fall under them, are as follows:

Action
* Borderlands 2, 2K Games
* Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Activision
* Far Cry 3, Ubisoft
* Halo 4, Microsoft
* Hitman: Absolution, Square Enix
* Mass Effect 3, Electronic Arts

Artistic Achievement
* Borderlands 2, 2K Games
* Dear Esther, thechineseroom
* Far Cry 3, Ubisoft
* Halo 4, Microsoft
* Journey, Sony
* The Room, Fireproof Games

Audio Achievement
* Assassin’s Creed III, Ubisoft
* Beat Sneak Bandit, Simogo
* Dear Esther, thechineseroom
* Far Cry 3, Ubisoft
* Halo 4, Microsoft
* Journey, Sony

Best Game
* Dishonoured, Bethesda
* Far Cry 3, Ubisoft
* FIFA 13, EA Sports
* Journey, Sony
* Mass Effect 3, Electronic Arts
* The Walking Dead, Telltale Games

British Game
* Dear Esther, thechineseroom
* Forza Horizon, Microsoft
* LEGO: The Lord of the Rings, Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment
* Need for Speed Most Wanted, Electronic Arts
* The Room, Fireproof Games
* Super Hexagon, Terry Cavanagh

Debut Game
* Deadlight, Microsoft
* Dear Esther, thechineseroom
* Forza Horizon, Microsoft
* Proteus, Twisted Tree Games
* The Room, Fireproof Games
* The Unfinished Swan, Sony

Game Design
* Borderlands 2, 2K Games
* Dishonored, Bethesda
* Far Cry 3, Ubisoft
* Journey, Sony
* The Walking Dead, Telltale Games
* XCOM: Enemy Unknown, 2K Games

Family
* Clay Jam, Zynga
* Just Dance 4, Ubisoft
* LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment
* LEGO the Lord of the Rings, Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment
* Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, Microsoft
* Skylanders Giants, Activision

Game Innovation
* Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Activision
* Fez, Microsoft
* Journey, Sony
* Kinect Sesame Street TV, Microsoft
* The Unfinished Swan, Sony
* Wonderbook: Books of Spells, Sony

Mobile & Handheld
* Incoboto, Fluttermind
* LittleBigPlanet (Vita), Sony
* New Star Soccer, New Star Games
* The Room, Fireproof Games
* Super Monsters Ate My Condo, Adult Swim Games
* The Walking Dead, Telltale Games

Online – Browser
* Amateur Surgeon Hospital, Adult Swim Games
* Dick and Dom’s HOOPLA!, CBBC
* Merlin: The Game, Bossa Studios
* Runescape, Jagex
* The Settlers Online, Ubisoft
* SongPop, FreshPlanet

Online-Multiplayer
* Assassin’s Creed III, Ubisoft
* Borderlands 2, 2K Games
* Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Activision
* Halo 4, Microsoft
* Journey, Sony
* Need For Speed Most Wanted, Electronic Arts

Original Music
* Assassin’s Creed III, Ubisoft
* Diablo III, Blizzard Entertainment
* Journey, Sony
* Thomas Was Alone, Mike Bithell
* The Unfinished Swan, Sony
* The Walking Dead, Telltale Games

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, EA Sports
* F1 2012, Codemasters Racing
* Forza Horizon, Microsoft
* New Star Soccer, New Star Games
* Nike+ Kinect Training, Microsoft
* Trials Evolution, Microsoft

Story
* Dishonoured, Bethesda
* Far Cry 3, Ubisoft
* Journey, Sony
* Mass Effect 3, Electronic Arts
* Thomas was Alone, Mike Bithell
* The Walking Dead, Telltale Games

Strategy
* Dark Souls: Prepare To Die, Namco Bandai
* Diablo III, Blizzard Entertainment
* Football Manager 2013, SEGA
* Great Big War Game, Rubican Development
* Total War Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai, SEGA
* XCOM: Enemy Unknown, 2K Games

BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital
* Pixel Story, Loan Wolf Games
* Project Thanatos, Raptor Games
* Starcrossed, Kind of a Big Deal

Written by
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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