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2020 BAFTA Games Awards nominees announced

The BAFTAs are one of the most prestigious award shows around, and since 2003 have been giving recognition to some of the best games of the year. This year’s British Academy Games Awards are set to take place on the 2nd of April. With that, the nominees for the 2020 BAFTA Games Awards have now been announced, with Control and Death Stranding both leading the pack with 11 nominations each.

The nominations are as follows:

ANIMATION:

  • CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE – Infinity Ward/Activision
  • CONTROL – Remedy Entertainment/505 Games
  • DEATH STRANDING – Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • LUIGI’S MANSION 3 –Next Level Games/Nintendo
  • SAYONARA WILD HEARTS – Simogo/Annapurna Interactive
  • SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE – FromSoftware/Activision

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT:

  • CONCRETE GENIE – Pixelopus/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • CONTROL – Remedy Entertainment/505 Games
  • DEATH STRANDING – Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • DISCO ELYSIUM – ZA/UM
  • KNIGHTS AND BIKES – Foam Sword/Double Fine Presents
  • SAYONARA WILD HEARTS – Simogo/Annapurna Interactive

AUDIO ACHIEVEMENT:

  • APE OUT – Gabe Cuzzillo/Devolver Digital
  • CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE – Infinity Ward/Activision
  • CONTROL – Remedy Entertainment/505 Games
  • DEATH STRANDING – Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts
  • UNTITLED GOOSE GAME – House House/Panic

BEST GAME:

  • CONTROL – Remedy Entertainment/505 Games
  • DISCO ELYSIUM – ZA/UM
  • LUIGI’S MANSION 3 – Next Level Games/Nintendo
  • OUTER WILDS – Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive
  • SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE – FromSoftware/Activision
  • UNTITLED GOOSE GAME – House House/Panic

BRITISH GAME:

  • DiRT RALLY 2.0 Development Team – Codemasters/Codemasters
  • HEAVEN’S VAULT Joseph Humfrey, Jon Ingold, Laura Dilloway – inkle/inkle
  • KNIGHTS AND BIKES Rex Crowle, Moo Yu, Kenneth C M Young – Foam Sword/Double Fine Presents
  • OBSERVATION Development Team – No Code/Devolver Digital
  • PLANET ZOO Development Team – Frontier Developments/Frontier Developments
  • TOTAL WAR: THREE KINGDOMS Development Team – The Creative Assembly/SEGA

DEBUT GAME:

  • APE OUT Gabe Cuzzillo, Matt Boch, Bennett Foddy – Gabe Cuzzillo, Matt Boch, Bennett Foddy/Devolver Digital
  • DEATH STRANDING Development Team – Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • DISCO ELYSIUM Development Team – ZA/UM/ZA/UM
  • KATANA ZERO Justin Stander – Askiisoft/Devolver Digital
  • KNIGHTS AND BIKES Rex Crowle, Moo Yu, Kenneth C M Young – Foam Sword/Double Fine Presents
  • MANIFOLD GARDEN Development Team – William Chyr Studio/William Chyr Studio

EVOLVING GAME:

  • APEX LEGENDS Chad Grenier, Drew McCoy – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts
  • DESTINY 2 Development Team – Bungie/Bungie
  • FINAL FANTASY XIV: SHADOWBRINGERS Development Team – Square Enix/Square Enix
  • FORTNITE Development Team – Epic Games/Epic Games
  • NO MAN’S SKY: BEYOND Development Team – Hello Games/Hello Games
  • PATH OF EXILE Development Team – Grinding Gear Games/Grinding Gear Games

FAMILY:

  • CONCRETE GENIE Development Team – Pixelopus/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • KNIGHTS AND BIKES Rex Crowle, Moo Yu, Kenneth C M Young – Foam Sword/Double Fine Presents
  • LUIGI’S MANSION 3 Development Team – Next Level Games/Nintendo
  • UNTITLED GOOSE GAME Development Team – House House/Panic
  • VACATION SIMULATOR Development Team – Owlchemy Labs/ Owlchemy Labs
  • WATTAM Development Team – Funomena/Annapurna Interactive

GAME BEYOND ENTERTAINMENT:

  • CIVILIZATION VI: GATHERING STORM Development Team – Firaxis/2K
  • DEATH STRANDING Development Team – Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • KIND WORDS (LO FI CHILL BEATS TO WRITE TO) Ziba Scott, Luigi Guatieri, Clark Aboud – Popcannibal/Popcannibal
  • LIFE IS STRANGE 2 (EPISODES 2-5) Development Team – Dontnod Entertainment/Square Enix
  • NEO CAB Development Team – Chance Agency/Fellow Traveller Games
  • RING FIT ADVENTURE Development Team – Nintendo/Nintendo

GAME DESIGN:

  • BABA IS YOU – Hempuli Oy
  • CONTROL – Remedy Entertainment/505 Games
  • DISCO ELYSIUM – ZA/UM
  • OUTER WILDS – Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive
  • SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE – FromSoftware/Activision
  • WATTAM – Funomena/Annapurna Interactive

MULTIPLAYER:

  • APEX LEGENDS – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts
  • BORDERLANDS 3 – Gearbox Software/2K
  • CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE – Infinity Ward/Activision
  • LUIGI’S MANSION 3 – Next Level Games/Nintendo
  • TICK TOCK: A TALE FOR TWO – Other Tales Interactive
  • TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION 2 – Massive Entertainment/Ubisoft

MUSIC:

  • CONTROL – Remedy Entertainment/505 Games
  • DEATH STRANDING – Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • DISCO ELYSIUM – ZA/UM/ZA/UM
  • OUTER WILDS – Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive
  • THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: LINK’S AWAKENING – Grezzo/Nintendo
  • WATTAM – Funomena/Annapurna Interactive

NARRATIVE:

  • CONTROL – Remedy Entertainment/505 Games
  • DISCO ELYSIUM –ZA/UM
  • LIFE IS STRANGE 2 (EPISODES 2-5) – Dontnod Entertainment/Square Enix
  • OUTER WILDS – Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive
  • THE OUTER WORLDS – Obsidian Entertainment/ Private Division
  • STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts

ORIGINAL PROPERTY:

  • BABA IS YOU – Hempuli Oy
  • CONTROL – Remedy Entertainment/505 Games
  • DEATH STRANDING – Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • DISCO ELYSIUM – ZA/UM
  • OUTER WILDS – Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive
  • UNTITLED GOOSE GAME – House House/Panic

PERFORMER IN A LEADING ROLE:

  • LAURA BAILEY as Kait Diaz in Gears 5
  • COURTNEY HOPE as Jesse Faden in Control
  • LOGAN MARSHALL-GREEN as David in Telling Lies
  • GONZALO MARTIN as Sean Diaz in Life is Strange 2 (episodes 2-5)
  • BARRY SLOANE as Captain Price in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • NORMAN REEDUS as Sam in Death Stranding

PERFORMER IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:

  • JOLENE ANDERSEN as Karen Reynolds in Life is Strange 2 (episodes 2-5)
  • TROY BAKER as Higgs in Death Stranding
  • SARAH BARTHOLOMEW as Cassidy (Lucy Rose Jones) in Life is Strange 2 (episodes 2-5)
  • AYISHA ISSA as Fliss in The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan
  • LÉA SEYDOUX as Fragile in Death Stranding
  • MARTTI SUOSALO as Ahti the Janitor in Control

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT:

  • A PLAGUE TALE: INNOCENCE – Asobo Studio/Focus Home Interactive
  • CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE – Infinity Ward/Activision
  • CONTROL – Remedy Entertainment/505 Games
  • DEATH STRANDING – Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • METRO EXODUS – 4A Games/Deep Silver
  • SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE – FromSoftware/Activision

EE MOBILE GAME OF THE YEAR (voted for by the public):

  • ASSEMBLE WITH CARE – Ustwo
  • CALL OF DUTY: MOBILE – Timi Studios/Activision
  • DEAD MAN’S PHONE – Electric Noir Studios
  • POKEMON GO – The Pokémon Company, Niantic/Nintendo
  • TANGLE TOWER – SFB Games
  • WHAT THE GOLF? – Triband

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