BAFTA Games Awards 2024 Nominations Announced
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BAFTA Games Awards 2024 Nominations Announced


BAFTA has announced the nominations for the 2024 BAFTA Games Awards — and Baldur’s Gate 3 leads the pack.

Larian’s sprawling Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game is up for 10 BAFTA Games Awards, including Best Game. Insomniac’s Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 has a strong showing with nine nominations, Remedy’s Alan Wake 2 has eight, and Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Respawn’s Star Wars Jedi: Survivor have six each.

Outside the triple-A space, MintRocket’s marine adventure Dave The Diver and Tango Gameworks’ rhythm action game Hi-Fi Rush have five nominations each, with Cocoon, Dredge, and Viewfinder four apiece.

11 out of the 12 nominees in the performance categories receive their first BAFTA nomination, including Sam Lake for Alan Wake 2; Amelia Tyler, Andrew Wincott, Neil Newbon, Samantha Béart (a 2023 BAFTA Breakthrough) and Tracey Wiles for Baldur’s Gate 3; Ralph Ineson for Final Fantasy 14; Cameron Monaghan and Debra Wilson for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor; and Tony Todd and Yuri Lowenthal for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.

Speaking to IGN, Emma Baehr, Executive Director of Awards & Content at BAFTA, and Tara Saunders, Chair of the BAFTA Games Committee, said the BAFTA Games Awards are now more important than ever, given the mass layoffs and studio closures that have blighted the video game industry in recent times.

“People are clearly going through a really difficult time right now, and I’m sure some of today’s nominees will be amongst them,” Saunders said. “Creativity will always exist and shine through and it’s BAFTA’s job to showcase and make sure that we make a celebration of that. It’s even more important when things are hard actually, that you make a celebration of that, you make sure that actually the developers are recognized. What it does also is just showcase to the next future generation that actually, regardless of difficult times, great content will get made and showcased and celebrated.”

The full list of the categories and nominees for the BAFTA Games Awards 2023 can be found below.

ANIMATION

  • ALAN WAKE 2 Development Team – Remedy Entertawinment Plc./Epic Games
  • HI-FI RUSH Development Team – Tango Gameworks/Bethesda Softworks
  • HOGWARTS LEGACY Development Team – Avalanche Software/Warner Bros. Games
  • MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN 2 Development Team – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • STAR WARS JEDI: SURVIVOR Nathan Dunlap, David Nam, Thomas Cannell – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts
  • SUPER MARIO BROS. WONDER Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT

  • ALAN WAKE 2 Development Team – Remedy Entertainment Plc./Epic Games
  • BALDUR’S GATE 3 Development Team – Larian Studio/Larian Studio
  • COCOON Development Team – Geometric Interactive/Annapurna Interactive
  • DIABLO IV Development Team – Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment
  • FINAL FANTASY XVI Hiroshi Minagawa, Kazuya Takahashi, Naoki Kurihara – SQUARE ENIX – Creative Business Unit III/SQUARE ENIX
  • HI-FI RUSH Development Team – Tango Gameworks/Bethesda Softworks

AUDIO ACHIEVEMENT

  • ALAN WAKE 2 Development Team – Remedy Entertainment Plc./Epic Games
  • CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE III Matt Grimm, Eric Wedemeyer, Robbie Elias – Sledgehammer
  • Games/Activision
  • HI-FI RUSH Development Team – Tango Gameworks/Bethesda Softworks
  • THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TEARS OF THE KINGDOM Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
  • MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN 2 Development Team – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • STAR WARS JEDI: SURVIVOR Development Team – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts

BEST GAME

  • ALAN WAKE 2 Development Team – Remedy Entertainment Plc./Epic Games
  • BALDUR’S GATE 3 Development Team – Larian Studio/Larian Studio
  • DAVE THE DIVER Development Team – MINTROCKET/MINTROCKET
  • THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TEARS OF THE KINGDOM Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
  • MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN 2 Development Team – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • SUPER MARIO BROS. WONDER Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

BRITISH GAME

  • CASSETTE BEASTS Development Team – Bytten Studio/Raw Fury
  • DEAD ISLAND 2 Development Team – Dambuster Studios/PLAION
  • DISNEY ILLUSION ISLAND Development Team – Dlala Studios/Disney
  • FOOTBALL MANAGER 2024 Development Team – Sports Interactive/SEGA Europe
  • VIEWFINDER Development Team – Sad Owl Studios/Thunderful Publishing
  • WARHAMMER AGE OF SIGMAR: REALMS OF RUIN Development Team – Frontier Developments/Frontier Developments

DEBUT GAME

  • COCOON Development Team – Geometric Interactive/Annapurna Interactive
  • DAVE THE DIVER Development Team – MINTROCKET/MINTROCKET
  • DREDGE Development Team – Black Salt Games/Team17 Digital
  • STRAY GODS: THE ROLEPLAYING MUSICAL Development Team – Summerfall Studios/Humble Games
  • VENBA Abhijeeth Swaminathan, Sam Elkana, Shahrin Khan – Visai Games/Visai Games
  • VIEWFINDER Development Team – Sad Owl Studios/Thunderful Publishing

EVOLVING GAME

  • CYBERPUNK 2077 Development Team – CD PROJEKT RED/CD PROJEKT RED
  • FINAL FANTASY XIV ONLINE Development Team – Creative Business Unit III/Square Enix
  • FORTNITE Development Team – Epic Games/Epic Games
  • FORZA HORIZON 5 Development Team – Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios
  • GENSHIN IMPACT Development Team – HoYoverse/HoYoverse
  • NO MAN’S SKY Development Team – Hello Games/Hello Games

FAMILY

  • COCOON Development Team – Geometric Interactive/Annapurna Interactive
  • DAVE THE DIVER Development Team – MINTROCKET/MINTROCKET
  • DISNEY ILLUSION ISLAND Development Team – Dlala Studios/Disney
  • HI-FI RUSH Development Team – Tango Gameworks/Bethesda Softworks
  • HOGWARTS LEGACY Development Team – Avalanche Software/Warner Bros. Games
  • SUPER MARIO BROS. WONDER Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

GAME BEYOND ENTERTAINMENT

  • CHANTS OF SENNAAR Julien Moya, Thomas Panuel – Rundisc/Focus Entertainment
  • GOODBYE VOLCANO HIGH Development Team – KO_OP/KO_OP
  • TCHIA Phil Crifo, Marilou Lopez-Aguilera, Thoanë Thomadra – Awaceb/Kepler Interactive
  • TERRA NIL Development Team – Free Lives/Devolver Digital
  • THIRSTY SUITORS Development Team – Outerloop Games/Annapurna Interactive
  • VENBA Abhijeeth Swaminathan, Sam Elkana, Shahrin Khan – Visai Games/Visai Games

GAME DESIGN

  • COCOON Development Team – Geometric Interactive/Annapurna Interactive
  • DAVE THE DIVER Development Team – MINTROCKET/MINTROCKET
  • DREDGE Joel Mason, Alex Ritchie, Nadia Thorn – Black Salt Games/Team17 Digital
  • THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TEARS OF THE KINGDOM Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
  • MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN 2 Development Team – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • VIEWFINDER Development Team – Sad Owl Studios/Thunderful Publishing

MULTIPLAYER

  • BALDUR’S GATE 3 Development Team – Larian Studio/Larian Studio
  • CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE III Development Team – Sledgehammer Games/Activision
  • DIABLO IV Development Team – Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment
  • FORZA MOTORSPORT Development Team – Turn 10 Studios/Xbox Game Studios
  • PARTY ANIMALS Development Team – Recreate Games/Source Technology
  • SUPER MARIO BROS. WONDER Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

MUSIC

  • ALAN WAKE 2 Development Team – Remedy Entertainment Plc./Epic Games
  • ASSASSIN’S CREED MIRAGE Development Team – Ubisoft/Ubisoft
  • BALDUR’S GATE 3 Borislav Slavov – Larian Studio/Larian Studio
  • THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TEARS OF THE KINGDOM Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
  • MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN 2 John Paesano, Scott Hanau, Keith Leary – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • STAR WARS JEDI: SURVIVOR Gordy Haab, Stephen Barton – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts

NARRATIVE

  • ALAN WAKE 2 Development Team – Remedy Entertainment Plc./Epic Games
  • BALDUR’S GATE 3 Development Team – Larian Studio/Larian Studio
  • DREDGE Joel Mason, Alex Ritchie, Nadia Thorne – Black Salt Games/Team17 Digital
  • FINAL FANTASY XVI Kazutoyo Maehiro, Michael-Christopher Koji Fox – SQUARE ENIX – Creative Business Unit III/SQUARE ENIX
  • THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TEARS OF THE KINGDOM Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
  • STAR WARS JEDI: SURVIVOR Stig Asmussen, Aaron Contreras, Dori Arazi – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts

NEW INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • CHANTS OF SENNAAR Julien Moya, Thomas Panuel – Rundisc/Focus Entertainment
  • DAVE THE DIVER Development Team – MINTROCKET/MINTROCKET
  • DREDGE Development Team – Black Salt Games/Team17 Digital
  • HI-FI RUSH Development Team – Tango Gameworks/Bethesda Softworks
  • JUSANT Development Team – DON'T NOD/DON'T NOD
  • VIEWFINDER Development Team – Sad Owl Studios/Thunderful Publishing

PERFORMER IN A LEADING ROLE

  • AMELIA TYLER as Narrator in Baldur’s Gate 3
  • CAMERON MONAGHAN as Cal Kestis in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
  • NADJI JETER as Miles Morales in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • NEIL NEWBON as Astarion in Baldur’s Gate 3
  • SAMANTHA BÉART as Karlach in Baldur’s Gate 3
  • YURI LOWENTHAL as Peter Parker in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

PERFORMER IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • ANDREW WINCOTT as Raphael in Baldur’s Gate 3
  • DEBRA WILSON as Cere Junda in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
  • RALPH INESON as Cidolfus “Cid” Telamon in Final Fantasy XVI
  • SAM LAKE as Alex Casey in Alan Wake 2
  • TONY TODD as Venom in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • TRACY WILES as Jaheira in Baldur’s Gate 3

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

  • ALAN WAKE 2 Development Team – Remedy Entertainment Plc./Epic Games
  • FINAL FANTASY XVI Ryota Suzuki, Yasuhiro Yanamoto, Kei Honda – SQUARE ENIX – Creative Business Unit III/SQUARE ENIX
  • HORIZON CALL OF THE MOUNTAIN Development Team – Guerrilla and Firesprite/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TEARS OF THE KINGDOM Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
  • MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN 2 Development Team – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • STARFIELD Development Team – Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Softworks

EE PLAYERS’ CHOICE (voted for by the public)

  • BALDUR’S GATE 3 Larian Studio/Larian Studio
  • CYBERPUNK 2077 CD PROJEKT RED/CD PROJEKT RED
  • FORTNITE Epic Games/Epic Games
  • THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TEARS OF THE KINGDOM Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
  • LETHAL COMPANY Zeekerss/Zeekerss
  • MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN 2 Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Wesley is the UK News Editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @wyp100. You can reach Wesley at [email protected] or confidentially at [email protected].



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