Gaming BAFTA nominations

Gaming BAFTA Correspondent Alex Rhodes looks at the nominations for 2019.
31 May 2019


A first place trophy.


The BAFTA Games Awards shortlist for 2019 has been announced - Alex Rhodes takes a look at who has a chance. 

Alex - I'm on the Red Dead carpet to look at the nominations for this year's BAFTA awards. Some names that you will recognise have made the list. God of War has been nominated for 10 awards while rootin tootin third person shooting Red Dead Redemption 2 has been nominated for two. Return of the Obra Dinn and Florence have six nominations apiece. These four games alongside Astrobot Rescue Mission and the latest installment in the Assassin's Creed series AC Odyssey are going head to head for the big award of Best Game.

Florence is a puzzle game based on a relationship between a board woman and a musician. It's billed as a violence free alternative to mainstream aggressive gangs.

Now. There's not many games that let you play is an insurance adjuster. Return of the Obra Dinn does exactly that. At its heart it's a mystery solving game set on an abandoned trading ship.

Voiceover - These trade ships in Yemen not much keep my name above water the planks that work in the grace of God. Only surprise about the old branding. He’s come back.

Alex - Another game called Celeste has five nominations. This one is a platformer about mental illness.

One to watch is the evolving game category. A relatively new award where King of the Battle Royales Fortnite will compete against Destiny 2, Elite Dangerous Beyond, Sea of Thieves and Rainbow Six. They'll also be taking on last year's winner Overwatch. The winners will be announced at a glitzy London awards ceremony at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the 4th of April 2019.


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