Journey, The Walking Dead lead 2013 BAFTA nominations

baftagameJourney and The Walking Dead continue to rack up nominations in the remaining “Best Games of 2012″ competitions.

This time, the two titles have dominated their peers during the nominations phase of the 2013 BAFTA Awards. “The British Oscars” have been handing out their Games Awards since 2003 and thegamecompany’s Journey leads the pack this year with nine nominations. Telltale’s The Walking Dead wasn’t far behind with seven nominations.

Both games are up for the coveted “Best Game” award, along with Dishonored, Far Cry 3, FIFA Soccer 13, and Mass Effect 3.

They might not have earned a spot in the “Best Game” category, but many of 2012’s other big hitters scored multiple nominations at the BAFTAs. Borderlands 2 received four nominations while Assassin’s Creed III and Call of Duty: Black Ops II both received three.

The 2013 BAFTAs will be handed out on March 5. You can find the complete list of nominees after the break.

Best Game

  • Dishonored
  • Far Cry 3
  • FIFA Soccer 13
  • Journey
  • Mass Effect 3
  • The Walking Dead

Action

  • Borderlands 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Far Cry 3
  • Halo 4
  • Hitman: Absolution
  • Mass Effect 3

Artistic Achievement

  • Borderlands 2
  • Dear Esther
  • Far Cry 3
  • Halo 4
  • Journey
  • The Room

Audio Achievement

  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Beat Sneak Bandit
  • Dear Esther
  • Far Cry 3
  • Halo 4
  • Journey

British Game

  • Dear Esther
  • Forza Horizon
  • Lego Lord of the Rings
  • Need For Speed: Most Wanted
  • The Room
  • Super Hexagon

Debut Game

  • Deadlight (Tequila Works)
  • Dear Esther (Thechineseroom)
  • Forza Horizon (Playground Games)
  • Proteus (Twisted Tree Games)
  • The Room (Fireproof Games)
  • The Unfinished Swan (Giant Sparrow)

Game Design

  • Borderlands 2
  • Dishonored
  • Far Cry 3
  • Journey
  • The Walking Dead
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Family

  • Clay Jam
  • Just Dance 4
  • Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  • Lego Lord of the Rings
  • Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  • Skylanders Giants

Game Innovation

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Fez
  • Journey
  • Kinect Sesame Street TV
  • The Unfinished Swan
  • Wonderbook: Books of Spells

Mobile & Handheld

  • Incoboto
  • LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
  • New Star Soccer
  • The Room
  • Super Monsters Ate My Condo
  • The Walking Dead

Online – Browser

  • Amateur Surgeon Hospital
  • Dick and Dom’s HOOPLA!
  • Merlin: The Game
  • Runescape
  • The Settlers Online
  • SongPop

Online Multiplayer

  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Borderlands 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Halo 4
  • Journey
  • Need For Speed: Most Wanted

Original Music

  • Assassin’s Creed III – Lorne Balfe
  • Diablo III
  • Journey – Austin Wintory
  • Thomas Was Alone – David Housden
  • The Unfinished Swan – Joel Corlitz, Ian Dallas, Peter Scaturro
  • The Walking Dead

Performer

  • Assassin’s Creed III – Adrian Hough (Haytham)
  • Dear Esther – Nigel Carrington (The Narrator)
  • Thomas Was Alone – Danny Wallace (The Narrator)
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss – Nolan North (Nathan Drake)
  • The Walking Dead – Dave Fennoy (Lee Everett)
  • The Walking Dead – Melissa Hutchinson (Clementine)

Sports/Fitness

  • FIFA Soccer 13
  • F1 2012
  • Forza Horizon
  • New Star Soccer
  • Nike+ Kinect Training
  • Trials Evolution

Story

  • Dishonored
  • Far Cry 3
  • Journey
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Thomas was Alone
  • The Walking Dead

Strategy

  • Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition
  • Diablo III
  • Football Manager 2013
  • Great Big War Game
  • Total War Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown

BAFTA Ones to Watch Award (In Association with Dare to Be Digital)

  • Pixel Story (Loan Wolf Games)
  • Project Thanatos (Raptor Games)
  • Starcrossed (Kind of a Big Deal)
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John Scalzo is Warp Zoned's Editor-In-Chief and resident retro gaming expert. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at john AT warpzoned DOT com.

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