2018 British Academy Game Awards Nominations

We’re reaching the closing few ceremonies of Award season, and to keep up with Picture Peak tradition we’re going to follow the BAFTA Game Awards. We’ll update this list with the winners on the night of the ceremony, and yeah we know we’ve only done it once, but hey who’s going to say we can’t class it as tradition? There’s a pretty strong line up of contenders and the introduction of a new category titled Game Beyond Entertainment which seeks to reward games that deliver an experience beyond stellar entertainment. Whether that be engaging with real world issues, raising awareness or just wanting to make the world a better place through inciting game design. I’ll be honest it’s nice to see games being rewarded for being more than just entertainment. Especially with this whole ‘Games insight Violence’ debate re-sparking, it’s undoubtedly a welcomed addition that we can’t wait to see grow over the years. So with all that said have a read below and see what games made the cut.


Best Game

  • ASSASSIN’S CREED ORIGINS Development Team – Ubisoft Montreal/ Ubisoft
  • HELLBLADE: SENUA’S SACRIFICE Development Team – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd
  • HORIZON ZERO DAWN Development Team – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
  • SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
  • WHAT REMAINS OF EDITH FINCH Development Team – Giant Sparrow/Annapurna Interactivewroef.jpg

Artistic Achievement

  • CUPHEAD Development Team – StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc./StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc.
  • GOROGOA Development Team – Jason Roberts, Buried Signal/Annapurna Interactive
  • HELLBLADE: SENUA’S SACRIFICE Development Team – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd
  • HORIZON ZERO DAWN Development Team – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
  • UNCHARTED: THE LOST LEGACY Development Team – Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europehellblade

Audio Achievement

  • CALL OF DUTY: WORLD WAR II Development Team – Sledgehammer Games/Activision
  • DESTINY 2 Development Team – Bungie/Activision
  • HELLBLADE: SENUA’S SACRIFICE David Garcia Diaz – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd
  • HORIZON ZERO DAWN Development Team – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II Development Team – DICE/Electronic Arts
  • UNCHARTED: THE LOST LEGACY Development Team – Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europehellblade

British Game

  • HELLBLADE: SENUA’S SACRIFICE Development Team – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd
  • MONUMENT VALLEY 2 Development Team – ustwo games/ustwo games
  • REIGNS: HER MAJESTY Leigh Alexander, François Alliot, Arnaud De Bock – Nerial Ltd/ Devolver Digital
  • THE SEXY BRUTALE Charles Griffiths, James Griffiths, Tom Lansdale – Cavalier Game Studios and Tequila Works/ Tequila Works
  • SNIPER ELITE 4 Development Team – Rebellion/ Rebellion
  • TOTAL WAR: WARHAMMER II Development Team – Creative Assembly/ SEGAhellblade

Debut Game

  • CUPHEAD Development Team – StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc./StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc.
  • GOROGOA Development Team – Jason Roberts, Buried Signal/Annapurna Interactive
  • HOLLOW KNIGHT Development Team – Team Cherry/Team Cherry
  • NIGHT IN THE WOODS Scott Benson, Alec Holowka, Bethany Hockenberry – InfiniteFall/Finji
  • THE SEXY BRUTALE Charles Griffiths, James Griffiths, Tom Lansdale – Cavalier Game Studios and Tequila Works/Tequila Works
  • SLIME RANCHER Development Team – Monomi Park/Monomi Parkgorogoa

Evolving Game

  • CLASH ROYALE Development Team – Supercell/ Supercell
  • FINAL FANTASY XV Hajime Tabata – Square Enix/ Square Enix
  • FORTNITE Development Team – Epic Games/ Epic Games
  • OVERWATCH Development Team – Blizzard Entertainment/ Blizzard Entertainment
  • PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Development Team – PUBG Corp/ Bluehole, Inc.
  • TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX SIEGE Development Team – Ubisoft Montreal/ Ubisoftoverwatch quest

Family

  • JUST DANCE 2018 Development Team – Ubisoft Paris/ Ubisoft
  • LEGO WORLDS Development Team – TT Games/ WB Games
  • MARIO + RABBIDS KINGDOM BATTLE Development Team – Ubisoft/ Ubisoft
  • MONUMENT VALLEY 2 Development Team – ustwo games/ustwo games
  • SNIPPERCLIPS Development Team – SFB Games/ Nintendo
  • SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendosuper mario odyssey

Game Beyond Entertainment

  • BURY ME, MY LOVE Development Team – The Pixel Hunt & Fig/ ARTE & Playdius
  • HELLBLADE: SENUA’S SACRIFICE Development Team – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd
  • LAST DAY OF JUNE Massimo Guarini, Elia Randon, Andrew Thompson – Ovosonico/505 Games
  • LIFE IS STRANGE: BEFORE THE STORM Development Team – Deck Nine Games, Square Enix/Square Enix
  • NIGHT IN THE WOODS Scott Benson, Alec Holowka, Bethany Hockenberry – InfiniteFall/ Finji
  • SEA HERO QUEST VR Matthew Hyde, Max Scott-Slade, Hugo Scott-Slade – Glitchers/ Glitchershellblade

Game Design

  • ASSASSIN’S CREED ORIGINS Development Team – Ubisoft Montreal/ Ubisoft
  • HORIZON ZERO DAWN Development Team – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
  • NIER: AUTOMATA Development Team – Platinum Games; Square Enix/ Square Enix
  • SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
  • WHAT REMAINS OF EDITH FINCH Development Team – Giant Sparrow/Annapurna Interactivesuper mario odyssey

Game Innovation

  • GOROGOA Development Team – Jason Roberts, Buried Signal/Annapurna Interactive
  • HELLBLADE: SENUA’S SACRIFICE Development Team – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd
  • THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
  • NIER AUTOMATA Development Team – Platinum Games; Square Enix/Square Enix
  • SNIPPERCLIPS Development Team – SFB Games/Nintendo
  • WHAT REMAINS OF EDITH FINCH Development Team – Giant Sparrow/Annapurna Interactivezelda

Mobile Game

  • BURY ME, MY LOVE Development Team – The Pixel Hunt & Fig/ ARTE & Playdius
  • GOLF CLASH Paul Gouge, Alex Rigby, Gareth Jones – Playdemic/Playdemic
  • GOROGOA Development Team – Jason Roberts, Buried Signal/Annapurna Interactive
  • KAMI 2 Development Team – State of Play/State of Play
  • MONUMENT VALLEY 2 Development Team – ustwo games/ustwo games
  • STRANGER THINGS: THE GAME Development Team – BonusXP, Inc./BonusXP, Inc.golf clash

Multiplayer

  • DIVINITY: ORIGINAL SIN 2 Development Team – Larian Studios/ Larian Studios Games
  • FORTNITE Development Team – Epic Games/ Epic Games
  • GANG BEASTS Development Team – Boneloaf/ Double Fine Productions
  • PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Development Team – PUBG Corp/ Bluehole, Inc.
  • SPLATOON 2 Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
  • STAR TREK: BRIDGE CREW Development Team – Red Storm Entertainment/ Ubisoftdivinity

Music

  • CUPHEAD Development Team – StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc./StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc.
  • GET EVEN Development Team – The Farm 51/ Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe
  • HELLBLADE: SENUA’S SACRIFICE David Garcia Diaz, Andy LaPlegua – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd
  • HORIZON ZERO DAWNw Development Team – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
  • WHAT REMAINS OF EDITH FINCH Jeff Russo – Giant Sparrow/Annapurna Interactivecuphead

Narrative

  • HELLBLADE: SENUA’S SACRIFICE Tameem Antoniades – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd
  • HORIZON ZERO DAWN Development Team – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • NIGHT IN THE WOODS Scott Benson, Alec Holowka, Bethany Hockenberry – InfiniteFall/ Finji
  • TACOMA Steve Gaynor, Karla Zimonja – Fullbright/ Fullbright
  • WHAT REMAINS OF EDITH FINCH Development Team – Giant Sparrow/Annapurna Interactive
  • WOLFENSTEIN II: THE NEW COLOSSUS Jens Matthies, Tommy Tordsson Björk, Tom Keegan – Machine Games/ Bethesdanight in the woods

Original Property

  • CUPHEAD Chad Moldenhauer, Jared Moldenhauer – StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc./StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc.
  • GOROGOA Development Team – Jason Roberts, Buried Signal/Annapurna Interactive
  • HORIZON ZERO DAWN Development Team – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • NIGHT IN THE WOODS Scott Benson, Alec Holowka, Bethany Hockenberry – InfiniteFall/ Finji
  • PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Development Team – PUBG Corp/ Bluehole, Inc.
  • WHAT REMAINS OF EDITH FINCH Development Team – Giant Sparrow/Annapurna Interactivezero dawn

Performer

  • ABUBAKAR SALIM as Bayek in Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • ASHLY BURCH as Aloy in Horizon Zero Dawn
  • CLAUDIA BLACK as Chloe Frazer in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • LAURA BAILEY as Nadine Ross in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • MELINA JUERGENS as Senua in Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • VALERIE ROSE LOHMAN as Edith Finch in What Remains of Edith Finchhellblade

    If you want a bit more information on what the Game Beyond Entertainment Category rewards exactly, you can check out BAFTA’s run down by following the link below.

http://www.bafta.org/media-centre/press-releases/new-category-announcement

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