Batman and L.A. Noire lead BAFTA nominations

Christopher Dring
Batman and L.A. Noire lead BAFTA nominations

L.A. Noire, Batman: Arkham City, Uncharted 3 and LittleBigPlanet 2 are amongst the games that have received the most nominations for this year's GAME British Academy Video Games Awards.

The Rockstar crime thriller and Warner Bros. superhero classic have received eight nominations, including Artistic Achievement, Best Game Design, Original Music, Performer and Story.

Uncharted 3 and LittleBigPlanet 2 have five nominations each, while Portal 2 and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim are up for five awards a piece.

Nominations in full:

Action
Assassin’s Creed Revelations - Martin Schelling, Darby McDevitt, Raphael Lacoste
Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft
Batman: Arkham City - Jamie Walker, Sefton Hill, Adam Doherty
Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Jean-Francois Dugas, Antoine Thisdale?Eidos Montreal/Ubisoft
Portal 2? - ?Valve/Valve
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception - Evan Wells, Christophe Balestra, Amy Hennig?Naughty Dog/Sony Computers Entertainment Europe
 
 
Artistic Achievement
Batman: Arkham City - Jamie Walker, Sefton Hill, David Hego
Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
L.A. Noire - Simon Wood, Cheekin Chan, Ben Brudenell
Team Bondi/Rockstar Games
LitteBigPlanet 2 - Media Molecule/Sony Computers Entertainment Europe
Raymans Origins - Michel Ancel, Celine Tellier, Christophe Villez
UBlart Montpellier/Ubisoft
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Todd Howard
Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Game Studios
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception - Evan Wells, Christophe Balestra, Amy Hennig?Naughty Dog/Sony Computers Entertainment Europe
 
 
Audio Achievement
Batman: Arkham City - Jamie Walker, Sefton Hill, Nick Arundel
Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Battlefield 3 - Stefan Strandberg, Bence Pajor, Carl Vikman
EA DICE
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard
Dead Space 2 - Andrew Boyd, J White, Steve Papoutsis
Visceral Games/Electronic Arts
The Nightjar - Nick Ryan, Paul Bennun, Daniel Jones
Somethin' Else/Somethin' Else
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception - Evan Wells, Christophe Balestra, Amy Hennig?Naughty Dog/Sony Computers Entertainment Europe
 
 
Best Game
Batman: Arkham City - Jamie Walker, Sefton Hill, Nathan Burlow
Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
FIFA 2012 - Kaz Makita, David Rutter, Aaron McHardy
EA Sports
L.A. Noire - Brendan McNamara, Naresh Hirani, Alex Carlyle
Team Bondi/Rockstar Games
Portal 2 - ?Valve/Valve

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Todd Howard
Bethesda Game Studios
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - Nintendo
 
 
Debut Game
Bastion - Amir Rao, Greg Kasauin, Darren Korb
Supergiant Games/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Eufloria - Rudolf Kremers, Alex May
Omni Systems Limited/Omni Systems Limited
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet - Michael Gagne, Joe Olson
Shadow Planet Productions/Microsoft Studios
L.A. Noire - Brendan McNamara, Naresh Hirani, Alex Carlyle
Team Bondi/Rockstar Games
Monstermind - Henrique Olifiers, Mike Bithell, Ric Moore
Bossa Studios
RIFT? - Scott Hartsman, Russ Brown
Trion Worlds
 
 
Design
Batman: Arkham City - Jamie Walker, Sefton Hill, Ian Ball
Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
L.A. Noire - Brendan McNamara, Alex Carlyle, Andrew Hamilton
Team Bondi/Rockstar Games
LittleBigPlanet 2 - Media Molecule/Sony Computers Entertainment Europe
Portal 2 - Valve
Super Mario 3D Land - Nintendo
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Todd Howard
Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Game Studios
 
 
Family
Dance Central 2 - Harmonix/Microsoft Studios
Kinect Sports 2 - Rare and Big Park Studios/Microsoft Studios
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean - TT Games
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars - TT Games/Activision Blizzard and LucasArts
LittleBigPlanet 2 - Media Molecule/Sony Computers Entertainment Europe
Mario Kart 7 - Nintendo
 
 
Game Innovation
Bastion - Amir Rao, Darren Korb, Gavin Simon
Supergiant Games/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Child of Eden - Tetsuya Mizuguchi, Takashi Ishihara, Yuki Ichiki
Q Entertainment/Ubisoft
From Dust - Eric Chahi, Guillaume Brunier, Bruno Gentile?Ubisoft Montpellier
L.A. Noire - Brendan McNamara, Oliver Bao, Franta Fulin
Team Bondi/Rockstar Games
LittleBigPlanet 2 - Media Molecule/Sony Computers Entertainment Europe
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - Nintendo
 
 
Mobile & Handheld
Dead Space iOS - Iron Monkey Studios/Electronic Arts
Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint - John Pickford, Ste Pickford
Pickford Bros/Zee-3 Limited
Peggle - JP Vaughan, Paul O'Donnell, Sukhbir Sidhu
Popcap Games/Electronic Arts
Quarrel - Gary Penn, Aaron Puzey, Sean Taylor
Denki Games/UTV Ignition Games
Super Mario 3D Land - Nintendo
The Nightjar - Somethin' Else
 
 
Online – Browser
Gardens of Time - Playdom/Disney Interactive Media Group
I Am Playr - Oli Madgett, Steve Didd, Dan Mayers
We R Interactive
Monstermind - Henrique Olifiers, Mike Bithell, Ric Moore
Bossa Studios
Resistance 3 - Insomniac Game/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
Skylanders: Spyro’s Universe - Toys for Bob/Activision Blizzard
The Sims Social - Playfish/Electronic Arts
 
 
Online-Multiplayer
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations - Martin Schelling, Darby McDevitt, Raphael Lacoste
Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft
Battlefield 3 - Fredrik Loving, Joakim Bodin, Oskar Gabrielson
EA DICE
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard
Dark Souls - From Software/Namco Bandai Games
Gears of War 3 - Epic Games/Microsoft Studios
LittleBigPlanet 2 - Media Molecule/Sony Computers Entertainment Europe
 
 
Original Music
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations - Jesper Kyd, Lorne Balfe?Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft
Batman: Arkham City - Nick Arundel, Jamie Walker, Sefton Hill
Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Steve Szczepkowski, Michael McCann
Eidos Montreal/Ubisoft
L.A. Noire - Andrew Hale, Simon Hale
Team Bondi/Rockstar Games
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Jeremy Soule
Bethesda Game Studios
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception - Greg Edmondson
Naughty Dog/Sony Computers Entertainment Europe
 
 
Performer
Aaron Stanton (Cole Phelps) – L.A. Noire
Mark Hamill (The Joker) – Batman: Arkham City
Nolan North (Nathan Drake) – Uncharted 3:
Drake’s Deception
Stephen Fry (Narrator) – LittleBigPlanet 2
Stephen Merchant (Wheatley) – Portal 2
Togo Igawa (Dipolomat, Advisor and Military General) – Total War: SHOGUN 2
 
 
Sports/Fitness
Dance Central 2 - Harmonix/Microsoft Studios
DiRT 3 - Codemasters Racing Studio/Codemasters
Fl 2011 - Codemasters Birmingham/Codemasters
FIFA 2012 - Kaz Makita, David Rutter, Aaron McHardy
Electronic Arts
Kinect Sports 2 - Rare and Big Park Studios/Microsoft Studios
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 - Stephane Decroix, Igar Manceau, Philippe Baude
Ubisoft Montreal

Story
Batman: Arkham City - Jamie Walker, Sefton Hill, Paul Crocker
Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - ?Mary DeMarle, Jean-Francois Dugas, James Swallow
Eidos Montreal/Square Enix
L.A. Noire - Brendan McNamara
Team Bondi/Rockstar Games
Portal 2 - Valve
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Todd Howard
Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Softworks Europe
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception - Evan Wells, Christophe Balestra, Amy Hennig
Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
 
Strategy
Dark Souls - From Software/Namco Bandai Games
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Eidos Montreal/Square Enix
Football Manager 2012 - Sports Interactive/Sega
From Dust - Eric Chahi, Guillaume Brunier, Bruno Gentile
Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft
Ghost Recon Shadow Wars - Julian Gollop, Stefan Dyulgerov, Borislav Bogdanov ?Ubisoft
Total War: Shogun 2 - Creative Assembly/Sega
 
GAME Award of 2011
(The only award to be voted for by the public via www.baftagameaward.com)
Batman: Arkham City - Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Battlefield 3 - EA Dice
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard
FIFA 2012 - Sports Interactive
L.A Noire - Team Bondi/Rockstar Games
Minecraft - Mojang
Portal 2 - Valve
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Bethesda Game Studios
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - Nintendo
Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception - Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.

BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital
Dreamweaver
Malath Abbas, Joseph Hurst, Daniel Scholes, Stuart Brown, Mat Stevenson
(Evolved Ape)
Joust!
Jose B Martinex Hernandez, Roman Graebsch, Agne Gediminskaite, Petr Papex, Amr Din
(Digital Knights)
Tick Tock Toys
Sophie George, Kristian Francis, Rosemary Ball, Mark Bamford, Calum Goold
(Swallowtail)
 

The GAME British Academy Video Games Awards will take place on Friday, March 16th at the London Hilton on Park Lane and will be hosted once again by Dara O’Briain.

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