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BAFTA Games Awards 2022 Nominations

The Bafta Games Awards 2022 ceremony is going live next month, on April 2022, and we’re happy to share this year’s Games Awards nominations.

There will be 18 categories as part of the ceremony, where 18 winners will be selected personally by BAFTA’s professionals coming from the gaming industry. The only award that gets votes from the public is the EE Game of the Year award.

There are a total of 39 games that have been nominated so far, and here is the list:

  • Eight nominations each for Returnal and It Takes Two
  • Seven nominations for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Six nominations each for Forza Horizon 5 and Psychonauts 2
  • Five nominations for DEATHLOOP
  • Nominations in the Game Beyond Entertainment category: Alba: A Wildlife Adventure, Before Your Eyes, Chicory: A Colourful Tale, Game Builder Garage, It Takes Two, and Psychonauts 2
  • Other games receiving nominations: Among Us, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Apex Legends, Back 4 Blood, Call of Duty: Vanguard, Death’s Door, Disco Elysium – The Final Cut, Eastward, Far Cry 6, Fights in Tight Spaces, Fortnite, Genesis Noir, Halo Infinite, Hell Let Loose, Hitman 3, Inscryption, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Life is Strange: True Colors, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Maquette, Mario Party Superstars, No Man’s Sky, Overboard, Resident Evil Village, Sable, The Artful Escape, The Forgotten Citt, TOEM, and Unpacking.

ANIMATION

  • CALL OF DUTY: VANGUARD Development Team – Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard
  • IT TAKES TWO Development Team – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts
  • KENA: BRIDGE OF SPIRITS Hunter Schmidt – Ember Lab LLC/ Ember Lab LLC
  • LIFE IS STRANGE: TRUE COLORS Development Team – Square Enix, Deck Nine Games/Square Enix
  • PSYCHONAUTS 2 Development Team – Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios
  • RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART Development Team – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT

  • THE ARTFUL ESCAPE Development Team – Beethoven & Dinosaur/Annapurna Interactive
  • IT TAKES TWO Development Team – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts
  • PSYCHONAUTS 2 Development Team – Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios
  • RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART Development Team – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • RESIDENT EVIL VILLAGE Development Team – Capcom/Capcom
  • RETURNAL Development Team – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

AUDIO ACHIEVEMENT

  • THE ARTFUL ESCAPE Development Team – Beethoven & Dinosaur/Annapurna Interactive
  • CALL OF DUTY: VANGUARD Development Team – Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard
  • DEATHLOOP Development Team – Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks
  • HALO INFINITE Development Team – 343 Industries/Xbox Game Studios
  • MARVEL’S GUARDIAN’S OF THE GALAXY Development Team – Eidos-Montréal/Square Enix
  • RETURNAL Development Team – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

BEST GAME

  • DEATHLOOP Development Team – Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks
  • FORZA HORIZON 5 Development Team – Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios
  • INSCRYPTION Development Team – Daniel Mullins Games/Devolver Digital
  • IT TAKES TWO Development Team – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts
  • RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART Development Team – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • RETURNAL Development Team – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

BRITISH GAME

  • ALBA: A WILDLIFE ADVENTURE Development Team – ustwo games/ustwo games, Plug In Digital
  • DEATH’S DOOR Development Team – Acid Nerve/Devolver Digital
  • FIGHTS IN TIGHT SPACES Development Team – Ground Shatter/Mode7
  • FORZA HORIZON 5 Development Team – Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios
  • OVERBOARD! Jon Ingold, Tom Kail, Joseph Humfrey – inkle/ inkle
  • SABLE Development Team – Shedworks/Raw Fury

DEBUT GAME

  • THE ARTFUL ESCAPE Development Team – Beethoven & Dinosaur/Annapurna Interactive
  • EASTWARD Development Team – Pixpil/Chucklefish
  • THE FORGOTTEN CITY Nick Pearce, Alexander Goss, John Eyre – Modern Storyteller/Dear Villagers
  • GENESIS NOIR Evan Anthony, Jeremy Abel – Feral Cat Den/Fellow Traveller
  • MAQUETTE Development Team – Graceful Decay/Annapurna Interactive
  • TOEM Development Team – Something We Made/ Something We Made

EVOLVING GAME

  • AMONG US Development Team – Innersloth/Innersloth
  • ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
  • APEX LEGENDS Development Team – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts
  • DISCO ELYSIUM – THE FINAL CUT Development Team – ZA/UM/ZA/UM
  • FORTNITE Development Team – Epic Games/Epic Games, People Can Fly
  • NO MAN’S SKY Development Team – Hello Games/Hello Games

FAMILY

  • ALBA: A WILDLIFE ADVENTURE Development Team – ustwo games/ustwo games, Plug In Digital
  • CHICORY: A COLORFUL TALE Development Team – Greg Lobanov, A Shell in the Pit, Madeline Berger, Alexis Dean-Jones, Lena Raine/FINJI
  • FORZA HORIZON 5 Development Team – Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios
  • MARIO PARTY SUPERSTARS Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
  • RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART Development Team – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • UNPACKING Wren Brier, Tim Dawson, Jeff van Dyck – Witch Beam/Humble Games

GAME BEYOND ENTERTAINMENT

  • ALBA: A WILDLIFE ADVENTURE Development Team – ustwo games/ustwo games/Plug In Digital
  • BEFORE YOUR EYES Development Team – GoodbyeWorld Games/Skybound Games
  • CHICORY: A COLORFUL TALE- Greg Lobanov, A Shell in the Pit, Madeline Berger, Alexis Dean-Jones, Lena Raine/FINJI
  • GAME BUILDER GARAGE Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
  • IT TAKES TWO Development Team -Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts
  • PSYCHONAUTS 2 Development Team -Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios

GAME DESIGN

  • DEATHLOOP Development Team – Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks
  • FORZA HORIZON 5 Development Team – Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios
  • INSCRYPTION Development Team – Daniel Mullins Games/Devolver Digital
  • IT TAKES TWO Development Team – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts
  • RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART Development Team – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • RETURNAL Development Team – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

MULTIPLAYER

  • BACK 4 BLOOD Development Team – Turtle Rock Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • CALL OF DUTY: VANGUARD Development Team – Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard
  • FORZA HORIZON 5 Development Team – Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios
  • HALO INFINITE Development Team – 343 Industries/Xbox Game Studios
  • HELL LET LOOSE Development Team – Black Matter/Team17
  • IT TAKES TWO Development Team – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts

MUSIC

  • DEATHLOOP Tom Salta, Erich Talaba, Ross Tregenza – Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks
  • FAR CRY 6 Development Team – Ubisoft Toronto/Ubisoft
  • HALO INFINITE Development Team – 343 Industries/Xbox Game Studios
  • PSYCHONAUTS 2 Peter McConnell – Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios
  • RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART Scott Hanau, Wataru Hokoyama, Mark Mothersbaugh – Insomniac Games/ Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • RETURNAL Bobby Krlic, Joe Thwaites, Harry Krueger – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

NARRATIVE

  • IT TAKES TWO Development Team – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts
  • LIFE IS STRANGE: TRUE COLORS Development Team – Square Enix, Deck Nine Games/Square Enix
  • MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Development Team – Eidos-Montréal/Square Enix
  • PSYCHONAUTS 2 Tim Schafer – Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios
  • RETURNAL Development Team – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • UNPACKING Wren Brier, Tim Dawson, Annie VanderMeer – Witch Beam/Humble Games

ORIGINAL PROPERTY

  • DEATHLOOP Development Team – Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks
  • DEATH’S DOOR Development Team – Acid Nerve/Devolver Digital
  • INSCRYPTION Development Team – Daniel Mullins Games/Devolver Digital
  • IT TAKES TWO Development Team – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts
  • RETURNAL Development Team – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • UNPACKING Wren Brier, Tim Dawson, Jeff van Dyck – Witch Beam/Humble Games

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

  • FORZA HORIZON 5 Development Team – Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios
  • HITMAN 3 Development Team – IO Interactive/IO Interactive
  • PSYCHONAUTS 2 Development Team – Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios
  • RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART Development Team – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • RESIDENT EVIL VILLAGE Devleopment Team – Capcom/Capcom
  • RETURNAL Development Team – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

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

  • CHICORY: A COLORFUL TALE Greg Lobanov, A Shell in the Pit, Madeline Berger, Alexis Dean-Jones, Lena Raine/FINJI
  • DEATHLOOP Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks
  • THE FORGOTTEN CITY Modern Storyteller/Dear Villagers
  • IT TAKES TWO Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts
  • METROID DREAD Nintendo & MercurySteam, Nintendo
  • UNPACKING Witch Beam/Humble Games

You can vote for your favorite EE Game of the Year 2022 now. The nominees are Deathloop, The Forgotten City, Metroid Dread, It Takes Two, Unpacking, and Chicory: A Colorful Tale.

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