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Journey, Walking Dead, Far Cry 3 lead BAFTA 2013 nominations

Sinan Kubba, @sinankubba
February 12, 2013
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Journey scooped eight nominations in the British Academy of Film and Television's Games Awards this year. As if it hadn't won enough of the like, thatgamecompany's PS3 odyssey is a contender for BAFTA's Best Game award, competing with Dishonored, FIFA 13, Mass Effect 3, Far Cry 3, and The Walking Dead for the prize.

It's the two latter games that also lead the way in terms of nominations; Far Cry 3 received six nods, while The Walking Dead picked up seven, including two in the Performer category for Melissa Hutchinson and Dave Fennoy's respective portrayals of Clementine and Lee.

Dear Esther
is also clearly popular at BAFTA HQ. The melancholic game, developed by indie studio thechineseroom, can boast a very impressive five nominations including ones in the British Game and Debut Game categories.

The full list of nominees is after the break. BAFTA's Games Awards take place on March 5.



Action

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






Artistic Achievement

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






Audio Achievement

Journey
Far Cry 3
Beat Sneak Bandit
Halo 4
Assassin's Creed 3
Dear Esther






BAFTA Ones to Watch in association with Dare to be Digital

Pixel Story
Project Thanatos
Starcrossed



Best Game

Far Cry 3
Dishonored
FIFA 13
Journey
The Walking Dead
Mass Effect 3






British Game

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






Debut Game

Deadlight
The Unfinished Swan
Forza Horizon
Dear Esther
The Room
Proteus






Family

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
Lego: The Lord of the Rings
Just Dance 4
Skylanders Giants
Clay Jam






Game Design

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






Game Innovation

Fez
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Wonderbook: Books of Spells
Journey
Kinect Sesame Street TV





Mobile & Handheld

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





Online - Browser

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






Online - Multiplayer

Assassin's Creed 3
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Borderlands 2
Journey
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Halo 4






Original Music

The Unfinished Swan
Journey
Diablo 3
The Walking Dead
Assassin's Creed 3
Thomas was Alone






Performers

Nolan North - Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Danny Wallace - Thomas Was Alone
Melissa Hutchinson - The Walking Dead
Dave Fennoy - The Walking Dead
Adrian Hough - Assassin's Creed 3
Nigel Carrington - Dear Esther

Sports/Fitness

Forza Horizon
F1 2012
FIFA 13
Nike+ Kinect Training
Trials Evolution
New Star Soccer






Story

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






Strategy

Dark Souls: Prepare To Die
Diablo 3
Football Manager 2013
Total War Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai
XCOM: Enemy Unknown






















































































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