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BAFTA CALLS FOR INDUSTRY SHORTLISTERS

Monday 6th October/... The first entry deadline for the British Academy Video Games Awards is October 10. Any games entered by this deadline will not be charged entry fees, just the small registration charge. Both completed/published games and titles still in progress are eligible to be entered.

Full details about entries and registration can be found at www.bafta.org/games

The first stage of voting is for games released by November 19. These games will be voted upon online, between November 20-26 by qualified industry practitioners and BAFTA Games members.

BAFTA is currently inviting submissions for industry shortlisters. If you wish to participate, complete the application form at www.bafta.org/video-games-shortlisters.html

CATEGORIES

Action&Adventure

Artistic Achievement

Best Game

Casual

Gameplay

Handheld

Multiplayer

Original Score

Sport

Story&Character

Strategy

Technical Achievement

Use of Audio

The British Academy Video Games Awards are designed to reward creative achievement in games development and will take place on March 10, 2009 at the London Hilton.

Notes to editors:

About BAFTA

With an expert industry membership of more than 6000 individuals globally, the Academy focuses attention on the highest achievements of films, video games and television programmes shown in the UK each year in order to motivate and inspire those who make them, and to educate and develop the taste of those who watch or play them.

For more information please contact:

Gary Burns

Barrington Harvey

Tel: 01462 456780

Email: gary.burns@bhpr.co.uk


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