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Journey wins eight nominations at games BAFTAs

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This year's British Academy Games Awards nominees have been revealed, with Sony's Journey leading the pack.

The Thatgamecompany developed title has eight nominations, leading Telltale's The Walking Dead, which has seven. Far Cry 3 wins six and indie hit Dear Esther five.

A total of 53 games feature across 17 categories.

The awards will be held on March 5th at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane. Dara O'Briain will once again play host. Challenge TV will broadcast a highlights video on March 11th at 10pm. Twitch will be streaming the event live.

Here are the nominees in full:

Action

Borderlands 2
Development Team
Gearbox/2K Games

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Development Team
Treyarch/Activision

Far Cry 3
Dan Hay, Patrick Plourde, Patrik Methe
Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

Halo 4
Development Team
343 Industries/Microsoft Studios

Hitman: Absolution
Development Team
Io – Interactive/Square-Enix

Mass Effect 3
Development Team
BioWare/EA

Artistic Achievement

Borderlands 2
Development Team
Gearbox/2K Games

Dear Esther
Robert Briscoe
Thechineseroom/thechineseroom

Far Cry 3
Jean Alexis Doyan, Genseki Tanaka, Vincent Jean
Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

Halo 4
Development Team
343 Industries/Microsoft Studios

Journey
Development Team
That Game Company/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

The Room
Mark Hamilton, Rob Dodd, Barry Meade
Fireproof Games/Fireproof Games

Audio Achievement

Assassin's Creed III
Mathieu Jeanson
Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

Beat Sneak Bandit
Simon Flesser, Magnus Gordon” Gardebck,
Simogo/Simogo

Dear Esther
Jessica Curry
Thechineseroom/thechineseroom

Far Cry 3
Dan Hay, Tony Gronick, Brian Tyler
Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

Halo 4
Development Team
343 Industries/Microsoft Studios

Journey
Development Team
That Game Company/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Best Game

Dishonoured
Development Team
Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks

Far Cry 3
Dan Hay, Patrick Plourde, Patrik Meth
Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

FIFA 13
David Rutter, Nick Channon, Aaron McHardy
EA Canada/EA

Journey
Development Team
That Game Company/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Mass Effect 3
Casey Hudson
BioWare/EA

The Walking Dead
Development Team
Telltale Games/Telltale

British Game

Dear Esther
Daniel Pinchbeck, Robert Briscoe, Jessica Curry
Thechineseroom/thechineseroom

Forza Horizon
Development Team
Playground Games/Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Studios

LEGO: The Lord of the Rings
Development Team
TT Games/Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment

Need for Speed Most Wanted
Development Team
Criterion Games/EA

The Room
Mark Hamilton, Rob Dodd, Barry Meade
Fireproof Games/Fireproof Games

Super Hexagon
Terry Cavanagh, Niamh Houston, Jenn Frank
Terry Cavanagh/Terry Cavanagh

Debut Game

Deadlight
Raul Rubio, Luz Sancho, Oscar Cuesta
Tequila Works/Microsoft Studios

Dear Esther
Daniel Pinchbeck, Robert Briscoe, Jessica Curry
Thechineseroom/thechineseroom

Forza Horizon
Development Team
Playground Games/Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Studios

Proteus
Ed Key, David Kanaga
Twisted Tree Games/Twisted Tree Games

The Room
Mark Hamilton, Rob Dodd, Barry Meade
Fireproof Games/Fireproof Games

The Unfinished Swan
Ian Dallas, Nathan Gary
Giant Sparrow/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Game Design

Borderlands 2
Development Team
Gearbox/2K Games

Dishonored
Development Team
Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks

Far Cry 3
Patrick Meth, Jamie Keen
Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

Journey
Development Team
That Game Company/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

The Walking Dead
Development Team
Telltale Games/Telltale

XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Development Team
Firaxis/2K Games

Family

Clay Jam
Chris Roem Iain Gilfeather, Michael Movel
Fat Pebble/Zynga

Just Dance 4
Alkis Argyriadis, Matthew Tomkinson, Veronique Halbrey
Ubisoft Paris/Ubisoft

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
Jon Burton, Jonathan Smith, John Hodskinson
TT Games/Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment

LEGO the Lord of the Rings
Development Team
TT Games/Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment

Minecraft: XBOX 360 Edition
Development Team
Mojang/4J Studios/Microsoft Studios Xbox LIVE Arcade

Skylanders Giants
Paul Reiche, Fred Ford, Scott Krager
Toys For Bob/Activision

Game Innovation

Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Development Team
Treyarch/Activision

Fez
Development Team
Polytron Corporation/Microsoft Studios Xbox LIVE Arcade

Journey
Development Team
That Game Company/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Kinect Sesame Street TV
Development Team
Soho Productions/Microsoft Studios

The Unfinished Swan
Ian Dallas, Nathan Gary
Development Team
Giant Sparrow/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Wonderbook: Books of Spells
Development Team
London Studio/ Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Mobile & Handheld

Incoboto
Dene Carter
Fluttermind/ Fluttermind

LittleBigPlanet (Vita)
Tom O'Connor, Mattias Nygren, Lee Hutchinson
Tarsier Studios/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

New Star Soccer
Simon Read
New Star Games/New Star Games

The Room
Mark Hamilton, Rob Dodd, Barry Meade
Fireproof Games/Fireproof Games

Super Monsters Ate My Condo
Development Team
Adult Swim Games/Adult Swim Games

The Walking Dead
Development Team
Telltale Games/Telltale

Online – Browser

Amateur Surgeon Hospital
Development Team
Mediatonic/Adult Swim Games

Dick and Dom's HOOPLA!
Adam Clay
Team Cooper/CBBC

Merlin: The Game
Development Team
Bossa Studios/Bossa Studios

Runescape
Development Tea

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