Copyright 2009 BAFTA Press Release
[ February 10th 2009 ]
Academy today announced the nominations for the
GAME British Academy Video Games Awards which
this year feature 39 different games and reflect
the growing diversity of games capturing the public's
year's host Dara O'Briain, an avid gamer himself,
recently described these times as a "golden
age" in video games, and this year's nominations
showcase the breathtaking imagination and creativity
of the development talent working in the Video
Games industry today. The Awards recognise the
very best in artistic, creative and technical
innovation in video games, and will be held at
the London Hilton on Park Lane on March 10.
Academy recognises creative achievements across
Film, Television and Video Games and the synergies
between these three art forms of the moving image
could not be better exemplified than by the designer
of year's Boom Blox, nominated in the Casual category.
In addition to his prodigious film credits and
his highly successful television serial Band of
Brothers, Steven Spielberg can now add a BAFTA
Video Games nomination to his credits.
games include Advance Wars: Dark Conflict, Buzz!
Quiz TV, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, FIFA
09, Football Manager 2009, Geometry Wars: Galaxies,
God of War: Chains of the Olympus, Guitar Hero:
World Tour, Left 4 Dead, The Legend of Zelda:
Kart Wii, Mass Effect, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns
of the Patriots, Motorstorm Pacific Rift, Ninjatown,
Patapon, Prince of Persia, Professor Layton and
the Curious Village, Pure, Race Driver: GRID,
Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution, SingStar
Vol. 2, SOCOM: US Navy Seals Tactical Strike,
Soul Bubbles, Spore, Tomb
Raider: Underworld, Viva Pimata: Pocket Paradise
and Wii Fit.
is now live at www.baftagameaward.com