Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture leads with 10 nominations at the 2016 BAFTA Games Awards

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) bestowed some absolutely rapturous acclaim on Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture yesterday. The game, which was developed by The Chinese Room and released exclusively for the PS4, was nominated in ten categories for this year’s BAFTA Games Awards.

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture will obviously be competing for “Best Game” at the 2016 BAFTAs, and also for “Best British Game,” “Artistic Achievement,” “Audio Achievement,” “Game Innovation,” “Music,” “Original Property,” and “Story.” Two nominations in the “Performer” category (one for Merle Dandridge and one for Oliver Dimsdale) round out its double digit list of accolades.

However, five other games (Fallout 4, Life Is Strange, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Rocket League, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt) are also up for “Best Game” and any one of them could easily steal the spotlight from Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture.

We’ll find out who takes the top prize on Thursday, April 7, when comedian Dara O’Briain returns to host the festivities, which will be televised via Twitch and BAFTA.org. The complete list of nominees in all categories can be found after the break.

Best Game

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Fallout 4
  • Life Is Strange
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Rocket League
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Best British Game

  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Her Story
  • Prison Architect
  • Tearaway Unfolded
  • Until Dawn

Mobile & Handheld

  • Alphabear
  • Fallout Shelter
  • Her Story
  • Lara Croft Go
  • Prune
  • The Room Three

Original Property

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Her Story
  • Life Is Strange
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Splatoon
  • Until Dawn

Debut Game

  • Her Story
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
  • Mini Metro
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Prune

Performer

  • Ashly Burch (Chloe Price in Life Is Strange)
  • Doug Cockle (Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt)
  • Merle Dandridge (Kate Collins in Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture)
  • Oliver Dimsdale (Stephen Appleton in Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture)
  • Mark Hamill (The Joker in Batman: Arkham Knight)
  • Masasa Moyo (Vella in Broken Age: Act 2)

Artistic Achievement

  • Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Audio Achievement

  • Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Star Wars: Battlefront
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Game Design

  • Bloodborne
  • Grow Home
  • Her Story
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
  • Rocket League
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Game Innovation

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Her Story
  • Life Is Strange
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Splatoon
  • Until Dawn

Story

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Her Story
  • Life Is Strange
  • Undertale
  • Until Dawn
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Multiplayer

  • Destiny: The Taken King
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
  • Rocket League
  • Splatoon
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  • World of Warships

Music

  • Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Fallout 4
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Ori and the Blind Forest

Family

  • Disney Infinity: Star Wars
  • FIFA 16
  • Guitar Hero Live
  • Lego Dimensions
  • Super Mario Maker
  • Rocket League

Persistent Game

  • Destiny: The Taken King
  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
  • Guitar Hero Live
  • Lego Dimensions
  • Prison Architect
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Sport

  • Dirt Rally
  • FIFA 16
  • Football Manager 2016
  • Forza Motorspot 6
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2016
  • Rocket League

BAFTA Ones to Watch Award (Public Voting)

  • Selfienation (Pictrail)
  • Sundown (Mild Beast Games)
  • The Wall Shall Stand (Pixel Tailors)

AMD eSports Audience Award (Public Voting)

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 III
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • DOTA 2
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • League of Legends
  • Smite
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