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  NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED: BRITISH ACADEMY GAMES AWARDS
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02/12/2014
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

THE LAST OF US LEADS WITH TEN NOMINATIONS

FOLLOWED BY GRAND THEFT AUTO V WITH NINE

TEARAWAY GAINS EIGHT NOMINATIONS

ASSASSIN’S CREED 4: BLACK FLAG, BIOSHOCK INFINITE,

SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD, THE STANLEY PARABLE AND PAPERS, PLEASE

ALL RECEIVE FOUR NOMINATIONS EACH

London, 12 February 2014: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced the nominations for the British Academy Games Awards in 2014. A total of 43 games have been recognised across 17 categories, showcasing the very best games of the past 12 months and highlighting an outstanding level of creative excellence from a broad range of UK and international development teams.

The Last of Us leads the way with ten nominations across Action & Adventure, Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Best Game, Game Design, Multiplayer, Music, Story, and a double-nomination in Performer. Grand Theft Auto V receives a nomination in each of the following nine categories: Action & Adventure, Audio Achievement, Best Game, British Game, Game Design, Game Innovation, Multiplayer, Performer and Story.

Tearaway is nominated for eight BAFTAs: Artistic Achievement, Best Game, British Game, Family, Game Design, Game Innovation, Mobile & Handheld and Music.

Five games receive four nominations apiece. Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is nominated for Action & Adventure, Best Game, Game Design and Music. BioShock Infinite is nominated for Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Music and Performer. Super Mario 3D World is recognised in Best Game, Family, Multiplayer and Music. The Stanley Parable picks up nominations in Debut Game, Game Innovation, Performer and Story. Papers, Please is nominated in Best Game, Game Design, Game Innovation and Strategy & Simulation.

BADLAND, Beyond: Two Souls, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, DEVICE 6 and Tomb Raider all receive three nominations each, while Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Battlefield 4, Forza Motorsport 5, Gone Home, Gunpoint, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes and The Room 2 all have two nominations each.

Nominated in the Performer category are Ashley Johnson (Ellie) and Troy Baker (Joel) in The Last of Us, Courtnee Draper (Elizabeth) in BioShock Infinite, Ellen Page (Jodie) in Beyond: Two Souls, Kevan Brighting (The Narrator) in The Stanley Parable and Steven Ogg (Trevor Phillips) in Grand Theft Auto V.

Other nominated games include Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Castles in the Sky, Civilization V: Brave New World, Democracy 3, DMC Devil May Cry, DOTA 2, F1 2013, FIFA 14, Football Manager 2014, GRID 2, NBA 2K14, Plants vs Zombies 2, Rayman Legends, Remember Me, Ridiculous Fishing, Skylanders Swap Force, Surgeon Simulator 2013, XCOM: Enemy Within, World of Tanks and Year Walk.

Showcasing the very best in young games development and design talent, the BAFTA Ones To Watch Award in association with Dare to be Digital finalists are Project Heera: Diamond Heist, Size DOES Matter and The Unknown.

The British Academy Games Awards take place on Wednesday 12 March at the Tobacco Dock, London, and will be hosted for the sixth consecutive year by comedian and gamer Dara O Briain. Public tickets for the ceremony and Inside Games, BAFTA’s showcase of the latest games from the world’s biggest studios, can be purchased from http://bit.ly/InsideGames. On the night, the ceremony will be streamed live online at Twitch.tv. In addition and for the first time, the nominations and Awards will be celebrated with events hosted by BAFTA Los Angeles. BAFTA’s website, www.bafta.org will also feature red carpet highlights, photography and winners interviews, as well as dedicated coverage on its social networks including Facebook ( /BAFTA), Twitter (@BAFTAGames / #BAFTAGames), and Tumblr.

For ticket information or any other Awards information, visit BAFTA’s website at www.bafta.org/games/awards or contact Kelly Smith ( kellys@bafta.org).

- A FULL LIST OF ALL NOMINATIONS ACCOMPANIES THIS RELEASE -

For further information:

Bianca Boey / Bianca.boey@freuds.com / 0203 003 6394

Emma Micklewright / Emma.micklewright@freuds.com / 0203 003 6353

For media accreditation for the event or awards:

Nichola Jewitt / nichola.jewitt@freuds.com / 0203 003 6543 (Broadcast)

Jayne Ellis / jayne.ellis@freuds.com / 0203 003 6706 (Print & online)

Emma Micklewright / emma.micklewright@freuds.com / 0203 003 6353 (Photography)

About BAFTA

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. In addition to its awards ceremonies, BAFTA has a year-round, international programme of learning events and initiatives that offers unique access to some of the world’s most inspiring talent through workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes, connecting with audiences of all ages and backgrounds across the UK, Los Angeles and New York. BAFTA relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work. To access the best creative minds in film, TV and games production, visit www.bafta.org/guru. For more information, visit www.bafta.org.

Nominations

12 February 2014

** STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 07:45 HRS TUESDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2014 **

Action & Adventure

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag

Jean Guesdon, Ashraf Ismail, Mustapha Mahrach

Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

BADLAND

Johannes Vuorinen, Juhana Myllys

Frogmind/Frogmind        

Grand Theft Auto V

Development Team

Rockstar North/Rockstar Games

The Last of Us

Development Team

Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

Jon Burton, Arthur Parsons, Phillip Ring

TT Games/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Tomb Raider

Development Team

Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix

Artistic Achievement

Beyond: Two Souls

John Rostron, David Cage, Guillaume De Fondaumiere

Quantic Dreams/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

BioShock Infinite

Scott Sinclair, Shawn Robertson, Stephen Alexander

Irrational Games/2K Games

DEVICE 6

Development Team

Simogo/Simogo

The Last of Us

Development Team

Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Yoshiyuki Momose

Level 5/Namco Bandai Games

Tearaway

Development Team

Media Molecule/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Audio Achievement

Battlefield 4

Development Team

DICE/Electronic Arts

BioShock Infinite

Patrick Balthrop, Scott Haraldsen, James Bonney

Irrational Games/2K Games

DEVICE 6

Development Team

Simogo/Simogo

Grand Theft Auto V

Ivan Pavlovich, Craig Conner

Rockstar North/Rockstar Games

The Last of Us

Development Team

Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment

Tomb Raider

Development Team

Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix

Best Game

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag

Martin Schelling, Jean Guesdon, Ashraf Ismail

Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

Grand Theft Auto V

Development Team

Rockstar North/Rockstar Games

The Last of Us

Development Team

Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment

Papers, Please

Lucas Pope

Lucas Pope/3909 LLC

Super Mario 3D World

Development Team

Nintendo/Nintendo

Tearaway

Development Team

Media Molecule/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

British Game

DmC Devil May Cry

Development Team

Ninja Theory/Capcom

Grand Theft Auto V

Development Team

Rockstar North/Rockstar Games

Gunpoint

Tom Francis, John Roberts, Ryan Ike

Suspicious Developments/Suspicious Developments

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

Jon Burton, Arthur Parsons, Phillip Ring

TT Games/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

The Room Two

Development Team

Fireproof Games/Fireproof Games

Tearaway

Development Team

Media Molecule/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Debut Game

BADLAND

Johannes Vuorinen , Juhana Myllys

Frogmind/Frogmind

Castles in the Sky

Jack de Quidt, Dan Pearce

The Tall Trees/The Tall Trees

Gone Home

Development Team

The Fullbright Company/The Fullbright Company

Gunpoint

Tom Francis, John Roberts, Ryan Ike

Suspicious Developments/Suspicious Developments

Remember Me

Jean-Maxime Moris, Hervé Bonin, Oskar Guilbert

Dontnod Entertainment/Capcom

The Stanley Parable

Development Team

Galactic Cafe/Galactic Cafe

Family

Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Development Team

Nintendo/Nintendo

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Development Team

Starbreeze Studios/505 Games

Rayman Legends

Michel Ancel, Christophe Heral, Jean-Christophe Alessandri

Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft

Skylanders Swap Force

Development Team

Toys for Bob/Activision

Super Mario 3D World

Development Team

Nintendo/Nintendo

Tearaway

Development Team

Media Molecule/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

  

Game Design

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag

Ashraf Ismail, Eric Baptizat, Jean-Sebastian Decant

Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

Grand Theft Auto V

Development Team

Rockstar North/Rockstar Games

The Last of Us

Development Team

Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment

Papers, Please

Lucas Pope

Lucas Pope/3909 LLC

Tearaway

Development Team

Media Molecule/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Tomb Raider

Development Team

Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix

Game Innovation

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Development Team

Starbreeze Studios/505 Games

Grand Theft Auto V

Development Team

Rockstar North/Rockstar Games

Papers, Please

Lucas Pope

Lucas Pope/3909 LLC

The Stanley Parable

Development Team

Galactic Cafe/Galactic Cafe

Tearaway

Development Team

Media Molecule/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Year Walk

Development Team

Simogo/Simogo

Mobile & Handheld

BADLAND

Johannes Vuorinen , Juhana Myllys

Frogmind/Frogmind        

DEVICE 6

Development Team

Simogo/Simogo

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Development Team

PopCap Games/Electronic Arts

Ridiculous Fishing

Development Team

Vlambeer/Vlambeer

The Room Two

Development Team

Fireproof Games/Fireproof Games

Tearaway

Development Team

Media Molecule/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

  

Multiplayer

Battlefield 4

Development Team

DICE/Electronic Arts

DOTA 2

Development Team

Valve/Valve

Grand Theft Auto V

Development Team

Rockstar North/Rockstar Games

The Last of Us

Development Team

Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment

Super Mario 3D World

Development Team

Nintendo/Nintendo

World of Tanks

Development Team

Wargaming.net LLP/Wargaming.net LLP

  

Music

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag

Brian Tyler, Also Sampaio

Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

Beyond: Two Souls

Lorne Balfe

Quantic Dreams/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

BioShock Infinite

James Bonney, Garry Schyman

Irrational Games/2K Games

The Last of Us

Gustavo Santaolalla

Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment

Super Mario 3D World

Koji Kondo, Mahito Yokota

Nintendo/Nintendo

Tearaway

Kenneth CM Young, Brian D'Oliveira

Media Molecule/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Performer

Ashley Johnson (Ellie) - The Last of Us

Courtnee Draper (Elizabeth) - BioShock Infinite

Ellen Page (Jodie) - Beyond: Two Souls

Kevan Brighting (The Narrator) - The Stanley Parable

Steven Ogg (Trevor Phillips) - Grand Theft Auto V

Troy Baker (Joel) - The Last of Us

  

Sport

F1 2013

Development Team

Codemasters/Codemasters

FIFA 14

Development Team

EA Canada/Electronic Arts

Football Manager 2014

Development Team

Sports Interactive/SEGA

Forza Motorsport 5

Development Team

Turn 10/Microsoft Studios

GRID 2

Development Team

Codemasters/Codemasters

NBA 2K14

Development Team

Visual Concepts/2K Games

  

Story

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Development Team

Starbreeze Studios/505 Games

Gone Home

Development Team

The Fullbright Company/The Fullbright Company

Grand Theft Auto V

Dan Houser, Rupert Humphries

Rockstar North/Rockstar Games

The Last of Us

Bruce Straley, Neil Druckmann

Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Akihiro Hino

Level 5/ Namco Bandai Games

The Stanley Parable

Development Team

Galactic Cafe/ Galactic Cafe

  

Strategy & Simulation

Civilization V: Brave New World

Development Team

Firaxis Games/2k Games

Democracy 3

Cliff Harris

Positech Games/Positech Games

Forza Motorsport 5

Development Team

Turn 10/Microsoft Studios

Papers, Please

Lucas Pope

Lucas Pope/3909 LLC

Surgeon Simulator 2013

Development Team

Bossa Studios/Bossa Studios

XCOM: Enemy Within

Development Team

Firaxis Games/2K Games

  

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

Project Heera: Diamond Heist

Chinchkar Tanmay Subhash, Shastry Neeraj Pramod, Dhongde Shashank Sunil, Dave Dhruv Prakashchandra, Shriram Srinivasan

(Mazhlele)

Size DOES Matter

Mattis Delerud, Silje Dahl, Lars Andersen, Trond Fasteraune, Nick La Rooy

(Team DOS)

The Unknown

Chenying Wan, Qiwei Feng, Luyue Zhang, Zhaoxuan Li, Neil Cullen

(iKnow)

 

 
   
   
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