Video Game BAFTAs

The 2015 BAFTA Video Game Awards Nominees

The BAFTA Video Game Awards nominees have been released and there’s a nice representation from online games this year. They make up the entirity of the persistent game category and the multiplayer one. Without further ado..

The nominees for Persistent Game are:

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The nominees for Multiplayer are:

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Obviously there’s a little overlap but they are good contenders one and all. What other treats do we have? I’ve picked out the online and multiplayer games in the categories below, though if I’ve missed anything do leave us a comment and we will make the corrections.

  • Artistic Achievement : Assassin’s Creed Unity
  • Audio Achievement : Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Best Game : Destiny
  • Family : Minecraft: Console Editions
  • Game Design : Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft & Destiny
  • Game Innovation : Titanfall
  • Mobile & Handheld : Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • Original Property : Titanfall
  • Performer : Kevin Spacey for his work in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and for being Kevin Spacey. (That’s personal bias)

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Finally, given the amount of nominations listed here, is it any wonder Activision Blizzard made $4.4billion last year?

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Artistic Achievement

ASSASSIN’S CREED UNITY Development Team – Ubisoft/Ubisoft
FAR CRY 4 Jean-Alexis Doyon, David Wilkinson, Scott Mitchell– Ubisoft/Ubisoft
HOHOKUM Development Team – Honeyslug/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
LUMINO CITY Development Team – State of Play Games/State of Play Games
MONUMENT VALLEY Development Team – ustwo Games/ustwo Studio
VALIANT HEARTS Paul Tumelaire, Ghislain Avrillon, Laurent Labouille – Ubisoft/Ubisoft

Audio Achievement

ALIEN: ISOLATION Development Team – Creative Assembly/SEGA
THE BANNER SAGA Austin Wintory, Michael Theiler, Peret Von Sturmer – Stoic Studios/Versus Evil
CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE Development Team – Sledgehammer Games/Activision
DISNEY FANTASIA: MUSIC EVOLVED Development Team – Disney Interactive Studios and Harmonix Music Systems/Disney Interactive Studios
MARIO KART 8 Development Team – Nintendo/Nintendo
THE SAILOR’S DREAM Development Team – Simogo/Simogo

Best Game

ALIEN: ISOLATION Development Team – Creative Assembly/SEGA
DESTINY Development Team – Bungie/Activision
DRAGON AGE: INQUISITION Development Team – BioWare/Electronic Arts
MARIO KART 8 Development Team – Nintendo/Nintendo
MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR Development Team – Monolith Productions/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
MONUMENT VALLEY Development Team – Ustwo Games/Ustwo Studio

British Game

80 DAYS Joseph Humfrey, Jon Ingold, Jaume Fabregat Vilella – Inkle/Inkle, Profile Books
ALIEN: ISOLATION Development Team – Creative Assembly/SEGA
FORZA HORIZON 2 Development Team – Playground Games/Microsoft Studios
GEOMETRY WARS 3: DIMENSIONS Development Team – Lucid Games/Sierra
LUMINO CITY Development Team – State of Play Games/State of Play Games
MONUMENT VALLEY Development Team – Ustwo Games/Ustwo Studio

Debut Game

THE BANNER SAGA John Watson, Alex Thomas, Arnie Jorgensen – Stoic Studios/Versus Evil
COUNTERSPY Development Team – Dynamighty/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
HITMAN GO Daniel Lutz – Square Enix Montréal/Square Enix
NEVER ALONE (KISIMA INGITCHUNA) Development Team – Upper One Games/E-Line Media
SHOVEL KNIGHT Development Team – Yacht Club Games/Yacht Club Games
THE VANISHING OF ETHAN CARTER Adrian Chmielarz, Andrzej Poznanski, Michal Kosieradzki – The Astronauts/The Astronauts, Nordic Games

Family

THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME Development Team – TT Games/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
LITTLEBIGPLANET 3 Pete Smith, Paul Porter, Darius Sardeghian – Sumo Digital and XDev Studio Europe/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
MINECRAFT: CONSOLE EDITIONS Development Team – Mojang/4J Studios/Microsoft Studios
MARIO KART 8 Development Team – Nintendo/Nintendo
SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM Development Team – Toys for Bob, Vicarious Visions/Activision
TWELVE A DOZEN Development Team – Bossa Studios/Bossa Studios

Game Design

ALIEN: ISOLATION Development Team – Creative Assembly/SEGA
DESTINY Development Team – Bungie/Activision
FAR CRY 4 Patrik Methe, Cedric Decelle, Andrea Zanini – Ubisoft/Ubisoft
HEARTHSTONE: HEROES OF WARCRAFT Development Team – Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment
MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR Development Team – Monolith Productions/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
THREES Asher Vollmer, Greg Wohlwend, Jimmy Hinson – Sirvo/Sirvo

Game Innovation

80 DAYS Joseph Humfrey, Jon Ingold – Inkle/Inkle, Profile Books
ALIEN: ISOLATION Development Team – Creative Assembly/SEGA
LUMINO CITY Development Team – State of Play Games/State of Play Games
MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR Development Team – Monolith Productions/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
TITANFALL Steve Fukuda, Richard Baker, Vince Zampella – Respawn/Electronic Arts
THE VANISHING OF ETHAN CARTER Development Team – The Astronauts/ The Astronauts, Nordic Games

Mobile & Handheld

80 DAYS Joseph Humfrey, Jon Ingold, Jaume Fabregat Vilella – Inkle/Inkle, Profile Books
HEARTHSTONE: HEROES OF WARCRAFT Development Team – Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment
HITMAN GO Daniel Lutz – Square Enix Montréal/Square Enix
MONUMENT VALLEY Development Team – Ustwo Games/Ustwo Studio
THREES Asher Vollmer, Greg Wohlwend, Jimmy Hinson – Sirvo/Sirvo
THE WALKING DEAD: SEASON 2 Development Team – Telltale Games/Telltale Games

Multiplayer

CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE Development Team – Sledgehammer Games/Activision
HEARTHSTONE: HEROES OF WARCRAFT Development Team – Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment
DESTINY Development Team – Bungie/Activision
MARIO KART 8 Development Team – Nintendo/Nintendo
MINECRAFT: CONSOLE EDITIONS Development Team – Mojang/4J Studios/Microsoft Studios
TITANFALL Steve Fukuda, Richard Baker, Vince Zampella – Respawn/Electronic Arts

Music

ALIEN: ISOLATION Development Team – Creative Assembly/SEGA
THE BANNER SAGA Development Team – Stoic Studios/Plan of Attack
DISNEY FANTASIA: MUSIC EVOLVED Development Team – Disney Interactive Studios and Harmonix Music Systems/Disney Interactive Studios
FAR CRY 4 Cliff Martinez, Tony Gronick, Jerome Angelot – Ubisoft/Ubisoft
MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR Development Team – Monolith Productions/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
THE SAILOR’S DREAM Development Team – Simogo/Simogo

Original Property

KALIMBA Development Team – Press Play/Microsoft Studios
MONUMENT VALLEY Development Team – Ustwo Games/Ustwo Studio
SUNSET OVERDRIVE Development Team – Insomniac/Microsoft Studios
TITANFALL Steve Fukuda, Richard Baker, Vince Zampella – Respawn/Electronic Arts
VALIANT HEARTS Yoan Fanise, Paul Tumelaire, Simon Choquet – Ubisoft/Ubisoft
THE VANISHING OF ETHAN CARTER Adrian Chmielarz, Andrzei Poznanski, Michel Kosieradzki – The Astronauts/The Astronauts, Nordic Games

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 Development Team – Bungie/Activision
EVE ONLINE – PHOEBE Development Team – CCP Games/ CCP Games
LEAGUE OF LEGENDS Development Team – Riot Games/Riot Games
RUNESCAPE Development Team – Jagex/Jagex
WORLD OF WARCRAFT: WARLORDS OF DRAENOR Development Team – Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment
WORLD OF TANKS Development Team – Wargaming.net/Wargaming.net

Sport

FIFA 15 Development Team – EA Sports/Electronic Arts
FOOTBALL MANAGER 2015 Development Team – Sports Interactive/SEGA
FORZA HORIZON 2 Development Team – Playground Games/Microsoft Studios
OLLIOLLI John Ribbins, Simon Bennett, Tom Hegarty – Roll7/Roll7
MADDEN NFL 15 Development Team – EA Sports/Electronic Arts
TRIALS FUSION Kim Lahti, Antti Ilvessuo, Karri Kiviluoma – Ubisoft/Ubisoft

Story

80 DAYS Joseph Humfrey, Jon Ingold, Meg Jayanth – Inkle/Inkle, Profile Books
BROKEN AGE Tim Shafer – Double Fine Productions/Double Fine Productions
FAR CRY 4 Mark Thompson, Lucien Soulban, Li Kuo – Ubisoft/Ubisoft
THE LAST OF US: LEFT BEHIND Neil Druckmann – Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
NEVER ALONE (KISIMA INGITCHUNA) Development Team – Upper One Games/E-Line Media
THE WOLF AMONG US Development Team – Telltale Games/Telltale Games

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

CHAMBARA Kevin Wong, Catherine Fox, Alex Faulkner, Esteban Fajardo, Thomas Hoffman – Overly Kinetic
SAGITTARIUS Vivek Deshpande, Anand Navaneetha Raja, Ashik Sharief, Shashank Chavan, Karthireyan Dhandapani – Too Mainstream
DON’T WALK: RUN Niall Taylor, Joseph Grainger, Oliver Reynolds – Duffy, Sean Barron, Alan Taylor – Torque

 

So what games do you think should win what categories? Is Destiny likely to clean up at the awards and do you think it deserves to? Will you be watching the BAFTAs?

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About Jonathan Doyle

Once long ago Westwood made a space game. Earth And Beyond was the start of the journey. From there, through Paragon City and to the fields of Altdorf, there were battles. Westwood brought me to MMOs. City of Heroes refined my love for them. Warhammer brought me to writing about them. He loves all things space, sci fi, Warhammer or heroic.