BAFA names gaming nominees

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BAFTA isn't all just about films and television, there's games too, and the group has just unveiled its nominees for the 2013 award ceremony, with 53 titles up for a trophy in 17 categories.

Journey, which swept to victory at the DICE 2013 awards, is up for Best Game, Best Design, Story and Original Music, as is The Walking Dead.

However, Journey also received nominations in the categories of Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Game Innovation and Online-Multiplayer.

These titles will be facing some competition from Far Cry 3 and Dear Esther, which are both up for Artistic Achievement and Audio Achievement. Furthermore, Far Cry 3 is up for Action, Story, Best Game and Game Design, while the beautiful Dear Esther has been recognised in British Game, Debut Game and Performer.

Also up for Best Game is FIFA 13, which you have the opportunity to win on Xbox 360 or PS3 by entering in our competition with EA Sports.

Other notable titles in this year's nominees include Halo 4, Boarderland 2, Assassin's Creed III, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Mass Effect 3 and Dishonored, among many more.

The full nominee list follows:

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

  • Dishonoured
  • Far Cry 3
  • Journey
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Thomas was Alone
  • The Walking Dead

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: Martin Cosens, Thomas McParland, Ashley Hayes, Benhamin Rushton, Luke Harrison
  • Project Thanatos: Hugh Laird, Andrew Coles, Thomas Laird, Alexandra Shapland, Thomas Kemp
  • Starcrossed: Kimi Sulopuisto, Vili Viitaniemi, Minttu Meriläinen, Petri Liuska, Andrew MacLean

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