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Indie Titles Steal Spotlight As Gaming BAFTA Nominations Are Revealed

Indie Titles Steal Spotlight As Gaming BAFTA Nominations Are Revealed

The nominations for the 2019 BAFTA Games Awards have been revealed, with a raft of indie games highlighted amongst the very-best titles of the past year.

The most prestigious video game awards in the UK, the gaming BAFTAs for 2019 have nominated Mountains' sublime narrative puzzler Florence in six different categories; the uniquely styled ghost ship mystery Return of the Obra Dinn in six, too; affecting platformer Celeste in five; and multiplayer fry 'em up Overcooked 2 in three.

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There is also recognition for the story-based card game Cultist Simulator, visually-rich meditative platformer GRIS, and the masterful VR block-stacker, Tetris Effect.

Of the bigger-name games and products to receive nominations, God of War features an astonishing ten times, but four of those nominations are for the same award, best performer. Red Dead Redemption 2 has six nominations; Marvel's Spider-Man three; and Nintendo's Labo range also received three nods.

Check out the full list of BAFTA nominees below. The winners are announced at the awards ceremony on 4 April.

Celeste
Celeste

Best Game
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
God of War
Celeste
Return of the Obra Dinn
Red Dead Redemption 2
Astro Bot: Rescue Mission





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Best British Game
11-11: Memories Retold
Forza Horizon 4
Red Dead Redemption 2
The Room: Old Sins
Two Point Hospital
Overcooked 2





Artistic Achievement
Detroit: Become Human
God of War
GRIS
Return of the Obra Dinn
Marvel's Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2





God of War
God of War

Audio Achievement
Battlefield V
God of War
Marvel's Spider-Man
Detroit: Become Human
Tetris Effect
Red Dead Redemption 2





Evolving Game
Destiny 2: Forsaken
Rainbow Six Siege
Sea of Thieves
Overwatch
Fortnite
Elite Dangerous: Beyond





Best Debut Game
Cultist Simulator
Beat Saber
Florence
Donut County
Yoku's Island Express
GRIS





Overcooked 2
Overcooked 2

Best Family Game
Lego The Incredibles
Nintendo Labo
Super Mario Party
Overcooked 2
Yoku's Island Express
Pokémon: Let's Go





Game Beyond Entertainment
Florence
Celeste
11-11: Memories Retold
Nintendo Labo
My Child Lebensborn
Life is Strange 2





Game Innovation
Cultist Simulator
Nintendo Labo
Astro Bot: Rescue Mission
Moss
Celeste
Return of the Obra Dinn





Minit
Minit

Game Design
Into the Breach
Minit
Return of the Obra Dinn
God of War
Celeste
Astro Bot: Rescue Mission





Best Multiplayer Game
A Way Out
Overcooked 2
Battlefield V
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Mario Party
Sea of Thieves





Best Mobile Game
Florence
Brawl Stars
Alto's Odyssey
Reigns: Game of Thrones
The Room: Old Sins
Donut County
GRIS






Best Music
Celeste
Tetris Effect
GRIS
God of War
Florence
Far Cry 5





Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Narrative
Florence
Frostpunk
God of War
Marvel's Spider-Man
Return of the Obra Dinn
Red Dead Redemption 2





Original Property
Dead Cells
Into the Breach
Moss
Florence
Subnautica
Return of the Obra Dinn





Best Performer
Christopher Judge for God of War
Danielle Bisutti for God of War
Jeremy Davies for God of War
Sunny Suljic for God of War
Melissanthi Mahut for Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Roger Clark for Red Dead Redemption 2





EE Mobile Game of the Year (public voted)
Brawl Stars
Clash Royale
Fortnite
Old-School Runescape
Pokémon Go
Roblox





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Featured Image Credit: Lucas Pope/3909

Topics: video games, red dead redemption 2, Celeste, florence, gamingbible, Awards, God Of War

Mike Diver

Head of Content at GAMINGbible. Former gigs include VICE Gaming, BBC Music, BBC Gaming Show. Author of 'Indie Games: The Complete Introduction to Indie Gaming' (2016), 'How to Be a Professional Gamer' (2016), 'Retro Gaming: A Byte-Sized History of Video Games' (2019). Contact: [email protected]

 

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