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Journey, The Walking Dead lead 2013 BAFTA nominations

12 February 2013

Organisers for the British Academy Game Awards have unveiled the full list of nominations for this year’s ceremony, due to kick off on Tuesday, March 5 in London’s Park Lane.

Hosted once again by gaming aficionado and comedian Dara O’ Briain, 2013’s event recognises a total of 53 titles spanning 17 categories.

Leading the pack is Thatgamecompany’s PlayStation 3-exclusive title Journey, which has been nominated for Best Game, Game Design, Story and Original Music, as has The Walking Dead by TellTale Games.

Journey also received nods for Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Game Innovation and Online-Multiplayer. The Walking Dead meanwhile also bagged nominations for Mobile & Handheld and two Performer nods.

Check out the full list of nominations below.

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


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


Audio Achievement
Assassin’s Creed III
Beat Sneak Bandit
Dear Esther
Far Cry 3
Halo 4
Journey


Best Game
Dishonoured
Far Cry 3
FIFA 13
Journey
Mass Effect 3
The Walking Dead


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


Debut Game
Deadlight
Dear Esther
Forza Horizon
Proteus
The Room
The Unfinished Swan


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

Family
Clay Jam
Just Dance 4
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
LEGO the Lord of the Rings
Minecraft: XBOX 360 Edition
Skylanders Giants

Game Innovation
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Fez
Journey
Kinect Sesame Street TV
The Unfinished Swan
Wonderbook: Books of Spells


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


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

Online-Multiplayer
Assassin’s Creed III
Borderlands 2
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Halo 4
Journey
Need For Speed Most Wanted


Original Music
Assassin’s Creed III
Diablo III
Journey
Thomas Was Alone
The Unfinished Swan
The Walking Dead


Performer
Adrian Hough (Haytham) – Assassin’s Creed III
Danny Wallace (The Narrator) – Thomas Was Alone
Dave Fennoy (Lee Everett) – The Walking Dead
Melissa Hutchinson (Clementine) – The Walking Dead
Nigel Carrington (The Narrator) – Dear Esther
Nolan North (Nathan Drake) – Uncharted: Golden Abyss


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


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


Strategy
Dark Souls: Prepare To Die
Diablo III
Football Manager 2013
Great Big War Game
Total War Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai
XCOM: Enemy Unknown


BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital
Pixel Story
Project Thanatos
Starcrossed


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