BAFTA Game Awards Contenders Announced, Uncharted 4 Leads the Pack

Hail to the King.

With the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Game Awards rapidly approaching, the candidates have officially been revealed and Naughty Dog’s action-adventure epic Uncharted 4 has already received a total of eight nominations across five different categories.

Nathan Drake and co. are in the running for Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Best Game, Music, Narrative, and last but not least Performer awards, where Emily Rose (Elena Fisher), Nolan North (Nathan Drake) and Troy Baker (Sam Drake) have all been nominated for their voice acting performances. Uncharted 4 has a pretty good track record in terms of awards, beating out even the likes of multiplayer powerhouse Overwatch to take out the most Game of the Year awards.

Playdead’s atmospheric adventure Inside is also a strong contender, receiving a total of seven nominations. Following is a complete list of all games up for awards:

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT
Abzu Development Team – Giant Squid/505 Games
Dishonoured 2 Development Team – Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks
Inside Development Team – Playdead/Playdead
The Last Guardian Development Team – SIE Japan Studio, genDesign/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Uncharted 4 Development Team – Naughty Dog LLC/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Unravel Development Team – Coldwood Interactive/Electronic Arts

AUDIO ACHIEVEMENT
Battlefield 1 Development Team – DICE/Electronic Arts
Doom Development Team – id Software/Bethesda Softworks
Inside Martin Stig Andersen – Playdead/Playdead
The Last Guardian Development Team – SIE Japan Studio, genDesign/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Rez Infinite Tetsuya Mizuguchi, Takako Ishida, Noboru Mutoh – Enhance Games, Monstars Inc., Resonair/Enhance Games
Uncharted 4 Development Team – Naughty Dog LLC/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europs

BEST GAME
Firewatch Development Team – Campo Santo Productions/Camp Santo Productions, Panic Inc.
Inside Development Team – Playdead/Playdead
Overwatch Development Team – Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment
Stardew Valley Eric Barone – ConcernedApe/Chucklefish
Titanfall 2 Development Team – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts
Uncharted 4Development Team – Naughty Dog LLC/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

BRITISH GAME
Batman: Arkham VR Development Team – Rocksteady Studios/WB Games
Forza Horizon 3 Development Team – Playground Games/Microsoft Studios
No Man’s Sky Development Team – Hello Games/Hello Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Overcooked Development Team – Ghost Town Games/Team17 Digital Ltd
Planet Coaster Development Team – Frontier Developments/Frontier Developments
Virginia Development Team – Variable State/505 Games

DEBUT GAME
Firewatch Development Team – Campo Santo Productions/Campo Santo Productions, Panic Inc.
Overcooked Development Team – Ghost Town Games/Team17 Digital inc.
Oxenfree Development Team – Night School Studio/Night School Studio
That Dragon, Cancer Development Team – Numinous Games/Numinous Games
The Witness Development Team – Thekla, Inc./Thekla, Inc.
Virginia Development Team – Variable State/505 Games

EVOLVING GAME
Destiny: Rise of Iron Development Team – Bungie/Activision
Elite Dangerous: Horizons Development Team – Frontier Developments/Frontier Developments
Eve Online Development Team – CCP Games/CCP Games
Final Fantasy XIV: Online Development Team – Square Enix/Square Enix
Hitman Development Team – IO Interactive/Square Enix
Rocket League Development Team – Dave Hagewood, Jeremy Dunham, Corey David – Psyonix/Psyonix

FAMILY
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Mike Taylor, Jamie Eden, James Norton – TT Games/WB Games
Overcooked Development Team – Ghost Town Games/Team17 Digital Ltd
The Playroom VR Development Team – SIE Japan Studio, Team ASOBI!/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Pokemon Go Development Team – Niantic Inc./Niantic Inc.
Ratchet & Clank Development Team – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Toca Hair Salon 3 Development Team – Toca Boca/Toca Boca

GAME DESIGN
Battlefield 1 Development Team – DICE/Electronic Arts
Dishonored 2 Development Team – Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks
Inside Development Team – Playdead/Playdead
Overwatch Development Team – Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment
Titanfall 2 Development Team – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts
The Witness Development Team – Thekla,Inc./Thekla, Inc.

GAME INNOVATION
Batman: Arkham VR Development Team – Rocksteady Studios/WB Games
Firewatch Development Team – Campo Santo Productions/Campo Santo Productions, Panic Inc.
Pokemon Go Development Team – Niantic Inc./Niantic Inc.
That Dragon, Cancer Development Team – Numinous Games/Numinous Games Unseen Diplomacy Development Team – Triangular Pixels/ Triangular Pixels
The Witness Development Team – Thekla, Inc./Thekla, Inc.

MOBILE
The Banner Saga 2 Development Team – Stoic/Versus Evil
Dawn of the Titans Development Team – Natural Motion/Zynga
Deus Ex Go Development Team – Square Enix Montreal/Square Enix
Pokemon Go Development Team – Niantic Inc./Niantic Inc.
Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon Development Team – Game Freak/The Pokémon Company International
Reigns Development Team – Nerial/Devolver Digital

MULTIPLAYER
Battlefield 1 Development Team – DICE/Electronic Arts
Forza Horizon 3 Development Team – Playground Games/Microsoft Studios Overcooked Development Team – Ghost Town Games/Team17 Digital Ltd
Overwatch Development Team – Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment
Titanfall 2 Development Team – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts
Tom Clancy’s The Division Development Team – Ubisoft Massive/Ubisoft

MUSIC
Abzu Austin Wintory – Giant Squid/505 Games
Doom Mick Gordon, Chris Hite, Chad Mossholder – id Software/Bethesda Softworks Inside Martin Stig Andersen, SØS Gunver Ryberg – Playdead/Playdead
The Last Guardian Takeshi Furukawa – SIE Japan Studio, genDesign/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Uncharted 4 Henry Jackman, Jonathan Mayer, Scott Hanau – Naughty Dog LLC/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Virginia Lyndon Holland – Variable State/505 Games

NARRATIVE
Dishonored 2 Development Team – Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks
Firewatch Development Team – Campo Santo Productions/Campo Santo Productions, Panic Inc.
Inside Arnt Jensen – Playdead/Playdead
Mafia III Development Team – Hangar 13/2K
Oxenfree Development Team – Night School Studio/Night School Studio
Uncharted 4 Neil Druckmann, Josh Scherr – Naughty Dog LLC/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

ORIGINAL PROPERTY
Firewatch Development Team – Campo Santo Productions/Campo Santo Productions, Panic Inc.
Inside Development Team – Playdead/Playdead
The Last Guardian Development Team – SIE Japan Studio, genDesign/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Overwatch Development Team – Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment
Unravel Development Team – Coldwood Interactive/Electronic Arts
The Witness Development Team – Thekla, Inc./Thekla, Inc.

PERFORMER
Alex Hernandez as Lincoln Clay in Mafia III
Cissy Jones as Delilah in Firewatch
Emily Rose as Elena Fisher in Uncharted 4
Navid Negahban as ‘Hajj Agha’ in 1979 Revolution: Black Friday
Nolan North as Nathan Drake in Uncharted 4
Troy Baker as Sam Drake in Uncharted 4

BAFTA ONES TO WATCH AWARD IN ASSOCIATION WITH DARE TO BE DIGITAL
Among The Stones Lukasz Gomula, Alberto Taiuti, James Wood, Roberton Macken, Kevin McKenna, Rory Sweeney – Bluedoor Games
Pentagrab Andrew Fullarton, Thomas Slade, Nick Kondylis, Cari Watterton, Dale Smith – Ludico
Rebound Kieran Gallagher, Isaac Pringle, Mark Tempini, Andrew Graham, Alexander MacDiarmid, Vlady Veselinov, Craig Russell, Alex Donaldson – Hexterion

AMD ESPORTS AUDIENCE AWARD (public voted)
Clash Royale Supercell/Supercell
Counter Strike: Global Offensive Hidden Path Entertainment/Valve
Dota 2 Valve/Valve
League of Legends Riot Games/Riot Games
Overwatch Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment
Street FighterV Capcom, Dimps/Capcom

The BAFTA Game Awards ceremony is scheduled for April 6. Public tickets are available for those in the UK from the official website, and are priced at £60.00 each.