BAFTA Games Awards 2015 Nominations Announced; Alien: Isolation Leads the Pack with Six Nominations

on February 10, 2015 11:53 AM

Each year, more organizations have been joining the pack to recognize games in the same artistic realm as movies, television, literature, music, and more, with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts revealing their nominees for the best games of 2014.

BAFTA released their full list of nominees for this year’s BAFTA Games Awards 2015, which includes a whopping 51 games recognized across a total of 17 categories, with Alien: Isolation leading the awards pack with six overall nominations. Closely behind Alien: Isolation are also Far Cry 4 and Monument Valley, with each netting five nominations, along with some of last year’s other big hits like Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Destiny at four nominations each.

The BAFTA Games Awards 2015 will take place on March 12th, 2015 in London with the list of winners to be announced, and the awards ceremony to be hosted by comedian and actor Rufus Hound – you can check out the full list of nominees below for this year’s BAFTA Games Awards:

Artistic Achievement
Assassin’s Creed: Unity (Ubisoft)
Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft)
Hohokum (HoneySlug/Sony)
Lumino City (State of Play Games)
Monument Valley (Ustwo Games)
Valiant Hearts (Ubisoft)

Audio Achievement
Alien: Isolation (Sega)
The Banner Saga (Stoic Studios/Versus Evil)
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer Games/Activision)
Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved (Harmonix Music Systems/Disney Interactive Studios)
Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo)
The Sailor’s Dream (Simogo)

Best Game
Alien: Isolation (Sega)
Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare/Electronic Arts)
Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo)
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions/Warner Bros)
Monument Valley (Ustwo Studio)

British Game
80 Days (Inkle, Profile Books)
Alien: Isolation (Sega)
Forza Horizon 2 (Playground Games/Microsoft Studios)
Geometry Wars 3 (Lucid Games/Sierra)
Lumina City (State of Play Games)Monument Valley (Ustwo Studio)

Debut Game
The Banner Saga (Stoic Studios/Versus Evil)
Counterspy (Dynamighty/Sony)
Hitman Go (Square Enix)
Never Alone (Upper One Games/E-Line Media)
Shovel Knight (Yacht Club Games)
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (The Astronauts, Nordic Games)

Family
The Lego Movie Video Game (TT Games/Warner Bros.)
Little Big Planet 3 (Sumo Digital and XDev Studio Europe/Sony)
Minecraft: Console Editions(Mojang/4J Studios/Microsoft Studios)
Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo)
Skylanders Trap Team (Toys for Bob, Vicarious Visions/Activision)
Twelve a Dozen (Bossa Studios)

Game Design
Alien: Isolation (Sega)
Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
Far Cry 4 P(Ubisoft)
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions/Warner Bros.)
Threes (Sirvo)

Game Innovation
80 Days (Inkle)
Alien: Isolation (Sega)
Lumino City (State of Play Games)
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions/Warner Bros.)
Titanfall (Respawn/Electronic Arts)
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (The Astronauts, Nordic Games)

Mobile & Handheld
80 Days (Inkle)
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
Hitman Go (Square Enix)
Monument Valley (Ustwo Studio)
Threes (Sirvo)
The Walking Dead (Telltale Games)

Multiplayer
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer Games/Activision)
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo)
Minecraft: Console Editions (Mojang/4J Studios/Microsoft Studios)
Titanfall (Respawn/Electronic Arts)

Music
Alien: Isolation (Sega)
The Banner Saga (Stoic Studios/Plan of Attack)
Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved (Disney Interactive Studios and Harmonix Music Systems)
Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft)
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions/Warner Bros.)
The Sailor’s Dream (Simogo)

Original Property
Kalimba (Press Play/Microsoft Studios)
Monument Valley (Ustwo Studio)
Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac/Microsoft Studios)
Titanfall (Respawn/Electronic Arts)
Valiant Hearts (Ubisoft)
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (The Astronauts, Nordic Games)

Performer
Adam Harrington (Bigby Wolf in The Wolf Among Us)
Ashley Johnson (Ellie in The Last of Us: Left Behind)
Kevin Spacey (Jonathan Irons in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare)
Logan Cunningham (Transistor in Transistor)
Melissa Hutchison (Clementine in The Walking Dead: Season 2)
Troy Baker (Pagan Min in Far Cry 4)

Persistent Game
Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
Eve Online: Phoebe (CCP Games)
League of Legends (Riot Games)
Runescape (Jagex)
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor (Blizzard Entertainment)
World of Tanks (wargaming.net)

Sport
Fifa 15 (Electronic Arts)
Football Manager 2015 (Sports Interactive/SEGA)
Forza Horizon 2 (Playground Games/Microsoft Studios)
OlliOlli (Roll7)
Madden NFL 15 (Electronic Arts)
Trials Fusion (Ubisoft)

Story
80 Days (Inkle, Profile Books)
Broken Age (Double Fine Productions)
Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft)
The Last of Us: Left Behind (Naughty Dog/Sony)
Never Alone (Upper One Games/E-Line Media)
The Wolf Among Us (Telltale Games)

Bafta Ones to Watch Award In Association with Dare to Be Digital
Chambara (Kevin Wong, Catherine Fox, Alex Faulkner, Esteban Fajardo, Thomas Hoffman – Overly Kinetic)
Sagittarius (Vivek Deshpande, Anand Navaneetha Raja, Ashik Sharief, Shashank Chavan, Karthireyan Dhandapani – Too Mainstream)
Don’t Walk: Run (Niall Taylor, Joseph Grainger, Oliver Reynolds – Duffy, Sean Barron, Alan Taylor – Torque)

 /  Features Editor
Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.