BAFTA Games Awards 2016 Nominees Revealed, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture Leads With 10 Nominations

March 10, 2016Written by Jason Dunning

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced the nominations for the British Academy Games Awards in 2016 today.

In total, 44 games from 2015 by developers around the globe are recognized across 17 categories, with Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture leading the way with 10 nominations, including Best Game. Her Story and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt are tied with seven nominations each, while Batman: Arkham Knight, Life Is Strange, and Rocket League have five nominations each.

The British Academy Games Awards take place on Thursday, April 7, at Tobacco Park in London. Hosted by comedian and gamer Dara O’Briain, you’ll be able to watch the ceremony live on Twitch.

Here’s a list of some on the categories and nominees:

Best Game in 2016

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

British Game in 2016

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

Original Property in 2016

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

Debut Game in 2016

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

Performer in 2016

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

Persistent Game in 2016

  • Destiny: The Taken King
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online
  • LEGO Dimensions
  • Guitar Hero: Live
  • Prison Architect
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Story in 2016

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

Multiplayer in 2016

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

Game Innovation in 2016

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

Who do you think will win best game?

[Source: BAFTA (1), (2)]