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Journey Game With Most BAFTA Nominations at 8

Journey BAFTA

After Journey failed to win the Grammy for Best Soundtrack for Visual Art recently, the game has another opportunity to win an award — in fact, it has an opportunity to win up to eight, placing it in first place as the game with the most BAFTA nominations this year.

Although it’s unlikely to win them all, it’d be a shock if it didn’t win at least one of the award categories it’s nominated for — those being Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Game Innovation, Online-Multiplayer, Best Game, Game Design, Story and Original Music.

Just behind Journey with seven nominations is The Walking Dead, with indie hit Dear Esther nominated for five and a total of 53 games nominated over 17 different categories. Intriguing to me was that Call of Duty: Black Ops II is nominated for ‘game innovation’ and that virtually no Nintendo games hold any nominations at all.

The British Academy Games Awards are set to take place on March 5th, with videogame-fan comedian Dara O’Briain hosted the ceremony. See the full (rather long) list of nominations below:

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

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

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

Best Game
Dishonoured
Far Cry 3
FIFA 13
Journey
Mass Effect 3
The Walking Dead

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
F1 2012
Forza Horizon
New Star Soccer
Nike+ Kinect Training
Trials Evolution

Story 
Dishonored
Far Cry 3
Journey
Mass Effect 3
Thomas was Alone
The Walking Dead
Development Team

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

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

Source: VG247

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About Ryan Brown

Commonly going by the alias 'Toadsanime' online, Ryan Brown acts as Coin Arcade's editor and primary writer. With an avid interest in various aspects of gaming -- including general gaming, indie gaming, retro gaming and merchandise collecting -- he aspires to build a career in the video game journalism industry. He also writes his own descriptions as if talking about somebody else, apparently.

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