My Picks: BAFTA Game Award Nominees Announced

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has declared their nominees in its British Academy Games Awards. I hold my opinion in high regard, so I am going to bold and italicize what games I think will win based on what I have played. (I shamelessly copied the list from Gamespot.)Which do you think will come out on top?

Artistic Achievement

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate — Ubisoft
  • Batman: Arkham Knight — Rocksteady Studios
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture — The Chinese Room
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain — Kojima Productions
  • Ori and the Blind Forest — Moon Studios
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — CD Projekt Red

Audio Achievement

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate — Ubisoft
  • Batman: Arkham Knight — Rocksteady Studios
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture — The Chinese Room
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain — Kojima Productions
  • Star Wars Battlefront — DICE
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — CD Projekt Red

Best Game

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture — The Chinese Room
  • Fallout 4 — Bethesda Game Studios
  • Life is Strange — Dontnod Entertainment
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain — Kojima Productions
  • Rocket League — Psyonix
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — CD Projekt Red

British Game

  • Batman: Arkham Knight — Rocksteady Studios
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture — The Chinese Room
  • Her Story — Sam Barlow
  • Prison Architect — Introversion Software
  • Tearaway Unfolded — Media Molecule
  • Until Dawn — Supermassive Games

Debut Game

  • Her Story — Sam Barlow
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes — Steel Crate Games
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime — Asteriod Base
  • Mini Metro — Dinosaur Polo Club
  • Ori and the Blind Forest — Moon Studios
  • Prune — Joel McDonald and Kyle Preston

Family

  • Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limit — Avalanche Studios/Disney Interactive Studios
  • FIFA 16 — EA Canada
  • Guitar Hero: Live — Freestyle Games
  • Lego Dimensions — TT Games
  • Super Mario Maker — Nintendo
  • Rocket League — Psyonix

(I could see Rocket League getting this as well.)

Game Design

  • Bloodborne — From Software
  • Grow Home — Ubisoft
  • Her Story — Sam Barlow
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime — Asteroid Base
  • Rocket League — Psyonix
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — CD Projekt Red

Game Innovation

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture — The Chinese Room
  • Her Story — Sam Barlow
  • Life is Strange — Dontnod Entertainment
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain — Kojima Productions
  • Splatoon — Nintendo
  • Until Dawn — Supermassive Games

Mobile & Handheld

  • Alphabear — Spry Fox
  • Fallout Shelter — Bethesda Game Studios
  • Her Story — Sam Barlow
  • Lara Croft Go — Square Enix Montreal
  • Prune — Joel McDonald and Kyle Preston
  • The Room Three — Fireproof Games

(I think Her Story is a better game, but Lara Croft Go is a title I think better suited for the mobile platform.)

Multiplayer

  • Destiny: The Taken King — Bungie
  • Loves in a Dangerous Spacetime — Asteroid Base
  • Rocket League — Psyonix
  • Splatoon — Nintendo
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege — Ubisoft
  • World of Warships — Wargaming.net

(Splatoon users will probably disagree, and I can see this going in their favor given what Nintendo does with Splatfest to encourage multiplayer.)

Story

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture — The Chinese Room
  • Her Story — Sam Barlow
  • Life is Strange — Dontnod Entertainment
  • Undertale — Tobyfox
  • Until Dawn — Supermassive Games
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — CD Projekt Red

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[Sources]

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/batfa-game-award-nominees-revealed/1100-6435517/

http://www.bafta.org/games/awards/games-awards-nominees-2016

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