Arkham City, LA Noire, Drake’s Deception lead BAFTA GOTY nominees

BAFTA’s announced the nominees for its GAME British Academy Video Games Awards 2012. Batman: Arkham City and LA Noire are up for most awards, an impressive eight each, while Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception and LittleBigPlanet 2 follow with six, Portal 2 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim with five, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution with four.

All in all, 48 games are nominated. Grab the full list, and it’s a big one, below:

Action
Assassin’s Creed Revelations
Martin Schelling, Darby McDevitt, Raphael Lacoste
Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft
Batman: Arkham City
Jamie Walker, Sefton Hill, Adam Doherty
Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Development Team
Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Jean-Francois Dugas, Antoine Thisdale
Eidos Montreal/Ubisoft
Portal 2
Development Team
Valve/Valve
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Evan Wells, Christophe Balestra, Amy Hennig
Naughty Dog/Sony Computers Entertainment Europe

Artistic Achievement
Batman: Arkham City
Jamie Walker, Sefton Hill, David Hego
Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
L.A. Noire
Simon Wood, Cheekin Chan, Ben Brudenell
Team Bondi/Rockstar Games
LitteBigPlanet 2
Development Team
Media Molecule/Sony Computers Entertainment Europe
Raymans Origins
Michel Ancel, Celine Tellier, Christophe Villez
UBlart Montpellier/Ubisoft
The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
Todd Howard
Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Game Studios
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Evan Wells, Christophe Balestra, Amy Hennig
Naughty Dog/Sony Computers Entertainment Europe

Audio Achievement
Batman: Arkham City
Jamie Walker, Sefton Hill, Nick Arundel
Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Battlefield 3
Stefan Strandberg, Bence Pajor, Carl Vikman
Dice/Electronic Arts
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Development Team
Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard
Dead Space 2
Andrew Boyd, J White, Steve Papoutsis
Visceral Games/Electronic Arts
The Nightjar
Nick Ryan, Paul Bennun, Daniel Jones
Somethin’ Else/Somethin’ Else
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Evan Wells, Christophe Balestra, Amy Hennig
Naughty Dog/Sony Computers Entertainment Europe

Best Game
Batman: Arkham City
Jamie Walker, Sefton Hill, Nathan Burlow
Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
FIFA 2012
Kaz Makita, David Rutter, Aaron McHardy
Electronic Arts/Electronic Arts
L.A. Noire
Brendan McNamara, Naresh Hirani, Alex Carlyle
Team Bondi/Rockstar Games
Portal 2
Development Team
Valve/Valve
The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
Todd Howard
Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Game Studios
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Development Team
Nintendo/Nintendo

Debut Game
Bastion
Amir Rao, Greg Kasauin, Darren Korb
Supergiant Games/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Eufloria
Rudolf Kremers, Alex May
Omni Systems Limited/Omni Systems Limited
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
Michael Gagne, Joe Olson
Shadow Planet Productions/Microsoft Studios
L.A. Noire
Brendan McNamara, Naresh Hirani, Alex Carlyle
Team Bondi/Rockstar Games
Monstermind
Henrique Olifiers, Mike Bithell, Ric Moore
Bossa Studios/Bossa Studios
RIFT
Scott Hartsman, Russ Brown
Trion Worlds/Trion Worlds

Design
Batman: Arkham City
Jamie Walker, Sefton Hill, Ian Ball
Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
L.A. Noire
Brendan McNamara, Alex Carlyle, Andrew Hamilton
Team Bondi/Rockstar Games
LittleBigPlanet 2
Development Team
Media Molecule/Sony Computers Entertainment Europe
Portal 2
Development Team
Valve/Valve
Super Mario 3D Land
Development Team
Nintendo/Nintendo
The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
Todd Howard
Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Game Studios

Family
Dance Central 2
Development Team
Harmonix/Microsoft Studios
Kinect Sports 2
Development Team
Rare and Big Park Studios/Microsoft Studios
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
Development Team
TT Games/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
Jon Burton, Kellam Eanes
TT Games/Activision Blizzard and LucasArts
LittleBigPlanet 2
Development Team
Media Molecule/Sony Computers Entertainment Europe
Mario Kart 7
Development Team
Nintendo/Nintendo

Game Innovation
Bastion
Amir Rao, Darren Korb, Gavin Simon
Supergiant Games/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Child of Eden
Tetsuya Mizuguchi, Takashi Ishihara, Yuki Ichiki
Q Entertainment/Ubisoft
From Dust
Eric Chahi, Guillaume Brunier, Bruno Gentile
Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft
L.A. Noire
Brendan McNamara, Oliver Bao, Franta Fulin
Team Bondi/Rockstar Games
LittleBigPlanet 2
Development Team
Media Molecule/Sony Computers Entertainment Europe
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Development Team
Nintendo/Nintendo

Mobile & Handheld
Dead Space iOS
Development Team
Iron Monkey Studios/Electronic Arts
Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint
John Pickford, Ste Pickford
Pickford Bros/Zee-3 Limited
Peggle
JP Vaughan, Paul O’Donnell, Sukhbir Sidhu
Popcap Games/Electronic Arts
Quarrel
Gary Penn, Aaron Puzey, Sean Taylor
Denki Games/UTV Ignition Games
Super Mario 3D Land
Development Team
Nintendo/Nintendo
The Nightjar
Development Team
Somethin’ Else/Somethin’ Else

Online – Browser
Gardens of Time
Development Team
Playdom/Disney Interactive Media Group
I Am Playr
Oli Madgett, Steve Didd, Dan Mayers
We R Interactive/We R Interactive
Monstermind
Henrique Olifiers, Mike Bithell, Ric Moore
Bossa Studios/Bossa Studios
Resistance 3
Development Team
Insomniac Game/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure
Development Team
Toys for Bob/Activision Blizzard
The Sims Social
Development Team
Playfish/Electronic Arts

Online-Multiplayer
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
Martin Schelling, Darby McDevitt, Raphael Lacoste
Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft
Battlefield 3
Fredrik Loving, Joakim Bodin, Oskar Gabrielson
Dice/Electronic Arts
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Development Team
Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard
Dark Souls
Development Team
From Software/Namco Bandai Games
Gears of War 3
Development Team
Epic Games/Microsoft Studios
LittleBigPlanet 2
Development Team
Media Molecule/Sony Computers Entertainment Europe

Original Music
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
Jesper Kyd, Lorne Balfe
Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft
Batman: Arkham City
Nick Arundel, Jamie Walker, Sefton Hill
Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Steve Szczepkowski, Michael McCann
Eidos Montreal/Ubisoft
L.A. Noire
Andrew Hale, Simon Hale
Team Bondi/Rockstar Games
The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
Jeremy Soule
Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Game Studios
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Greg Edmondson
Naughty Dog/Sony Computers Entertainment Europe

Performer
Aaron Stanton (Cole Phelps) – L.A. Noire
Mark Hamill (The Joker) – Batman: Arkham City
Nolan North (Nathan Drake) – Uncharted 3:
Drake’s Deception
Stephen Fry (Narrator) – LittleBigPlanet 2
Stephen Merchant (Wheatley) – Portal 2
Togo Igawa (Dipolomat, Advisor and Military General) – Total War: SHOGUN 2

Sports/Fitness
Dance Central 2
Development Team
Harmonix/Microsoft Studios
DiRT 3
Development Team
Codemasters Racing Studio/Codemasters
Fl 2011
Development Team
Codemasters Birmingham/Codemasters
FIFA 2012
Kaz Makita, David Rutter, Aaron McHardy
Electronic Arts/Electronic Arts
Kinect Sports 2
Development Team
Rare and Big Park Studios/Microsoft Studios
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012
Stephane Decroix, Igar Manceau, Philippe Baude
Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

Story
Batman: Arkham City
Jamie Walker, Sefton Hill, Paul Crocker
Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Mary DeMarle, Jean-Francois Dugas, James Swallow
Eidos Montreal/Square Enix
L.A. Noire
Brendan McNamara
Team Bondi/Rockstar Games
Portal 2
Development Team
Valve/Valve
The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
Todd Howard
Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Softworks Europe
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Evan Wells, Christophe Balestra, Amy Hennig
Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Strategy
Dark Souls
Development Team
From Software/Namco Bandai Games
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Jean-Francois Dugas, Frank Lapikas
Eidos Montreal/Square Enix
Football Manager 2012
Development Team
Sports Interactive/SEGA
From Dust
Eric Chahi, Guillaume Brunier, Bruno Gentile
Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft
Ghost Recon Shadow Wars
Julian Gollop, Stefan Dyulgerov, Borislav Bogdanov
Ubisoft/Ubisoft
Total War: SHOGUN 2
Development Team
Creative Assembly/SEGA

BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital
Dreamweaver
Malath Abbas, Joseph Hurst, Daniel Scholes, Stuart Brown, Mat Stevenson
(Evolved Ape)
Joust!
Jose B Martinex Hernandez, Roman Graebsch, Agne Gediminskaite, Petr Papex, Amr Din
(Digital Knights)
Tick Tock Toys
Sophie George, Kristian Francis, Rosemary Ball, Mark Bamford, Calum Goold
(Swallowtail)

GAME Award of 2011
(The only award to be voted for by the public)
Batman: Arkham City
Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Battlefield 3
Dice/Electronic Arts
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard
FIFA 2012
Sports Interactive
L.A Noire
Team Bondi/Rockstar Games
Minecraft
Mojang/Mojang
Portal 2
Valve/Valve
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Softworks Europe
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Nintendo/Nintendo
Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception
Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

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