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BAFTA Video Game Nominations Announced

16 Feb 2011  by   Paul Younger
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Call of Duty: Black Ops has missed out in the Best Game category, but it and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood have picked up six nominations each after the full list of nominees was unveiled for the BAFTA Video Games Awards.
A total of 44 titles have made the short-list, with the awards due to be presented at the London Hilton on Park Lane Wednesday, March 16.
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood leads the Best Game category, but interestingly Black Ops missed out completely. However, it is up for Best Action Game.
Here are the nominations in full:

ACTION
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Alan Kertz, Kristoffer Bergqvist?Electronic Arts/DICE
BioShock 2
Jordan Thomas, Zak McClendon
2K Games/2K Marin
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Adam Rosas, Scott Bean, Dom Drozdz
Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch
God of War III
Stig Asmussen, Todd Papy, Steve Caterson?Sony Computer Entertainment/SCE Santa Monica Studio
Halo: Reach
Microsoft Games Studios/Bungie

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Adam Rosas, Scott Bean, Dom Drozdz
Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch
God of War III
Stig Asmussen, Ken Feldman, Cecil Kim?
Sony Computer Entertainment/SCE Santa Monica Studio
Heavy Rain?
David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
LIMBO
Xbox Live Arcade/Playdead Games
Mass Effect 2
Electronic Arts/BioWare

BEST GAME
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal
FIFA 11
Electronic Arts/ Electronic Arts Canada?
Heavy Rain?
David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
LIMBO?
Xbox Live Arcade/Playdead Games
Mass Effect 2
Electronic Arts/BioWare
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Koichi Hayashida, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Takashi Tezuka
Nintendo/Nintendo

FAMILY
Dance Central
Microsoft Games Studios & MTV Games/MTV & Harmonix
Kinect Adventures
Microsoft Games Studios/Good Science Studio
Kinect Sports
Microsoft Games Studios/Rare
Kinectimals?
Microsoft Games Studios/Frontier Developments Ltd
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4?
Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment/TT Games
Toy Story 3?
John Blackburn, Jonathan Warner, Jeff Bunker
Disney Interactive Studios/Avalanche Software
GAMEPLAY
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal
God of War III
Stig Asmussen, Todd Papy, Adam Puhl?
Sony Computer Entertainment/SCE Santa Monica Studio
Heavy Rain
David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
LIMBO
Xbox Live Arcade/Playdead Games
Mass Effect 2
Electronic Arts/BioWare
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Koichi Hayashida, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Takashi Tezuka
Nintendo/Nintendo
HANDHELD
Cut the Rope?
Chillingo/Zeptolab
God of War: Ghost of Sparta?
Sony Computer Entertainment/Ready at Dawn & SCE Santa Monica Studio
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4?
Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment/TT Games
Professor Layton and the Lost Future
Akihiro Hino
Nintendo/Level 5 Games
Sonic Colours
SEGA/Sonic Team
Super Scribblenauts
Joseph M Tringali, Marius Fahlbusch, Jeremiah Slaczka
Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment/5th Cell
MULTIPLAYER
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Alan Kertz, Kristoffer Bergqvist
Electronic Arts/DICE
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Adam Rosas, Scott Bean, Dom Drozdz
Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch
Halo: Reach
Microsoft Games Studios/Bungie
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Electronic Arts/Criterion Games
Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment
ORIGINAL MUSIC
Alan Wake?
Petri Alanko
Microsoft Games Studios/Remedy
Fable III
Russell Shaw
Microsoft Games Studios/Lionhead Studios
Heavy Rain
Normand Corbeil
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
James Bond 007: Bloodstone
Richard Jacques
Activision Blizzard UK/ Bizarre Creations?
Mass Effect 2
Jack Wall
Electronic Arts/BioWare
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Koji Kondo
Nintendo/Nintendo
SOCIAL NETWORK GAME
Bejeweled Blitz?
Jon David, Heather Hazen, Jason Kapalka
Popcap Games/Popcap Games
Farmerama?
Tobias Reisberger, Jan-Michel Saaksmeier, Marten Schröder
Bigpoint/Bigpoint
FIFA Superstars
EA Sports/Playfish
My Empire
Playfish/Playfish
Zoo Mumba
Tobias Reisberger, Eduard Röhrich, Jan-Michel Saaksmeier?Bigpoint GMBH/Bigpoint GMBH
Zuma Blitz
Isaac Aubrey, Jon David, Jason Kapalka
PopCap Games/PopCap Games
SPORTS
F1 2010
Codemasters/Codemasters Birmingham
FIFA 11
Electronic Arts/ Electronic Arts Canada
Football Manager 2011
SEGA/Sports Interactive
Gran Turismo 5
Sony Computer Entertainment/Polyphony Digital Inc
International Cricket 2010
Codemasters/Trickstar Games
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011
Shingo Takatsuka, Naoya Hatsumi, Jon Murphy
Konami/Winning Eleven Productions

STORY
Alan Wake
Microsoft Games Studios/Remedy
BioShock 2
Jordan Thomas, Zak McClendon
2K Games/2K Marin
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Adam Rosas, Scott Bean, Dom Drozdz
Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch
Fallout: New Vegas
John Gonzalez, Eric Fenstermaker, Travis Stout
Bethesda Softworks/Obsidian Entertainment
Heavy Rain
David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
Mass Effect 2
Electronic Arts/BioWare
STRATEGY
Civilization V
Jon Shafer, Dorian Newcomb, Brian Wade
2K Games/Firaxis
Fallout: New Vegas
Josh Sawyer, Frank Kowalkowski, Justin Reynard
Bethesda Softworks/Obsidian Entertainment
FIFA Manager 11
EA Sports/Bright Future
Napoleon Total War?
SEGA/Creative Assembly
Plants vs. Zombies XBLA
George Fan, Matt Lee Johnston, Ty Roberts?PopCap Games/PopCap Games
Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment

TECHNICAL INNOVATION
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Adam Rosas, Scott Bean, Dom Drozdz
Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch
Halo: Reach
Microsoft Games Studios/Bungie
Heavy Rain
David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
Kinectimals
Microsoft Games Studios/Frontier Developments Ltd
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Koichi Hayashida, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Takashi Tezuka
Nintendo/Nintendo
USE OF AUDIO
Alan Wake
Microsoft Games Studios/Remedy/14.05.10
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal/19.11.10
Battlefield: Bad Company: 2
Stefan Strandberg?Electronic Arts/DICE/05.03.10
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch/ 09.11.10
DJ Hero 2
Activision Blizzard UK LTD/Freestylegames/22.10.10
LIMBO
Xbox Live Arcade/Playdead Games/21.07.10
BAFTA ONES TO WATCH AWARD in association with Dare to Be Digital
Mush
Henry Hoffman, Ahmed Zaman, Matthew Dennis, Katherine Killick, Greg O’Brien
(Angry Mango)
Sculpty
Druhin Mukherjee, Fabien Roussot, James Long, Fraser Littlejohn, Ronan Suess
(Team Tickle)
Twang
Jocce Marklund, Annette Nielsen, Linus Nordgren, Marcus Heder, Thomas Finlay
(That Game Studio)

GAME AWARD OF 2010
(The only award to be voted for by the public)
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch
Dance Central
Microsoft Games Studios & MTV Games/MTV & Harmonix
FIFA 11
Electronic Arts/ Electronic Arts Canada
Halo Reach
Microsoft Games Studios/Bungie
Heavy Rain
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
Limbo
Xbox Live Arcade/Playdead Games
Mass Effect 2
Electronic Arts/BioWare
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Electronic Arts/Criterion Games
Red Dead Redemption
Rockstar Games/Rockstar San Diego
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Nintendo/Nintendo

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