Chicory, Unpacking, And Metroid Dread Are All Up For BAFTA 2022 Games Awards

The BAFTA awards are one of the best awards in the biz, almost entirely because winning one gets you a lovely golden face to take home, and then you can put it on your own face and pretend you’re a Bond villain.

The nomination list went up today, and although it’s not exactly chock-full of Nintendo games, there are a few categories that involve Nintendo games and indies. Here’s the full list of the 16 categories that were announced today, with games available on Switch (or soon-to-be available on Switch) in bold.

The shortlist for two more awards, Performer in a Leading Role and Performer in a Supporting Role, will be announced in the coming weeks.

ANIMATION

CALL OF DUTY: VANGUARD Development Team – Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard

IT TAKES TWO Development Team – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts

KENA: BRIDGE OF SPIRITS Hunter Schmidt – Ember Lab LLC/ Ember Lab LLC

LIFE IS STRANGE: TRUE COLORS Development Team – Square Enix, Deck Nine Games/Square Enix

PSYCHONAUTS 2 Development Team – Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios

RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART Development Team – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT

THE ARTFUL ESCAPE Development Team – Beethoven & Dinosaur/Annapurna Interactive

IT TAKES TWO Development Team – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts

PSYCHONAUTS 2 Development Team – Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios

RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART Development Team – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment

RESIDENT EVIL VILLAGE Development Team – Capcom/Capcom

RETURNAL Development Team – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

AUDIO ACHIEVEMENT

THE ARTFUL ESCAPE Development Team – Beethoven & Dinosaur/Annapurna Interactive

CALL OF DUTY: VANGUARD Development Team – Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard

DEATHLOOP Development Team – Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks

HALO INFINITE Development Team – 343 Industries/Xbox Game Studios

MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Development Team – Eidos-Montréal/Square Enix

RETURNAL Development Team – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

BEST GAME

DEATHLOOP Development Team – Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks

FORZA HORIZON 5 Development Team – Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios

INSCRYPTION Development Team – Daniel Mullins Games/Devolver Digital

IT TAKES TWO Development Team – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts

RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART Development Team – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment

RETURNAL Development Team – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

BRITISH GAME

ALBA: A WILDLIFE ADVENTURE Development Team – ustwo games/ustwo games, Plug In Digital

DEATH’S DOOR Development Team – Acid Nerve/Devolver Digital

FIGHTS IN TIGHT SPACES Development Team – Ground Shatter/Mode7

FORZA HORIZON 5 Development Team – Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios

OVERBOARD! Jon Ingold, Tom Kail, Joseph Humfrey – inkle/ inkle

SABLE Development Team – Shedworks/Raw Fury

DEBUT GAME

THE ARTFUL ESCAPE Development Team – Beethoven & Dinosaur/Annapurna Interactive

EASTWARD Development Team – Pixpil/Chucklefish

THE FORGOTTEN CITY Nick Pearce, Alexander Goss, John Eyre – Modern Storyteller/Dear Villagers

GENESIS NOIR Evan Anthony, Jeremy Abel – Feral Cat Den/Fellow Traveller

MAQUETTE Development Team – Graceful Decay/Annapurna Interactive

TOEM Development Team – Something We Made/ Something We Made

EVOLVING GAME

AMONG US Development Team – Innersloth/Innersloth

ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

APEX LEGENDS Development Team – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts

DISCO ELYSIUM – THE FINAL CUT Development Team – ZA/UM/ZA/UM

FORTNITE Development Team – Epic Games/Epic Games, People Can Fly

NO MAN’S SKY Development Team – Hello Games/Hello Games

FAMILY

ALBA: A WILDLIFE ADVENTURE Development Team – ustwo games/ustwo games, Plug In Digital

CHICORY: A COLORFUL TALE Development Team – Greg Lobanov, A Shell in the Pit, Madeline Berger, Alexis Dean-Jones, Lena Raine/FINJI

FORZA HORIZON 5 Development Team – Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios

MARIO PARTY SUPERSTARS Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART Development Team – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment

UNPACKING Wren Brier, Tim Dawson, Jeff van Dyck – Witch Beam/Humble Games

GAME BEYOND ENTERTAINMENT

ALBA: A WILDLIFE ADVENTURE Development Team – ustwo games/ustwo games/Plug In Digital

BEFORE YOUR EYES Development Team – GoodbyeWorld Games/Skybound Games

CHICORY: A COLORFUL TALE- Greg Lobanov, A Shell in the Pit, Madeline Berger, Alexis Dean-Jones, Lena Raine/FINJI

GAME BUILDER GARAGE Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

IT TAKES TWO Development Team -Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts

PSYCHONAUTS 2 Development Team -Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios

GAME DESIGN

DEATHLOOP Development Team – Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks

FORZA HORIZON 5 Development Team – Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios

INSCRYPTION Development Team – Daniel Mullins Games/Devolver Digital

IT TAKES TWO Development Team – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts

RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART Development Team – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment

RETURNAL Development Team – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

MULTIPLAYER

BACK 4 BLOOD Development Team – Turtle Rock Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

CALL OF DUTY: VANGUARD Development Team – Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard

FORZA HORIZON 5 Development Team – Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios

HALO INFINITE Development Team – 343 Industries/Xbox Game Studios

HELL LET LOOSE Development Team – Black Matter/Team17

IT TAKES TWO Development Team – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts

MUSIC

DEATHLOOP Tom Salta, Erich Talaba, Ross Tregenza – Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks

FAR CRY 6 Development Team – Ubisoft Toronto/Ubisoft

HALO INFINITE Development Team – 343 Industries/Xbox Game Studios

PSYCHONAUTS 2 Peter McConnell – Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios

RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART Scott Hanau, Wataru Hokoyama, Mark Mothersbaugh – Insomniac Games/ Sony Interactive Entertainment

RETURNAL Bobby Krlic, Joe Thwaites, Harry Krueger – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

NARRATIVE

IT TAKES TWO Development Team – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts

LIFE IS STRANGE: TRUE COLORS Development Team – Square Enix, Deck Nine Games/Square Enix

MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Development Team – Eidos-Montréal/Square Enix

PSYCHONAUTS 2 Tim Schafer – Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios

RETURNAL Development Team – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

UNPACKING Wren Brier, Tim Dawson, Annie VanderMeer – Witch Beam/Humble Games

ORIGINAL PROPERTY

DEATHLOOP Development Team – Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks

DEATH’S DOOR Development Team – Acid Nerve/Devolver Digital

INSCRYPTION Development Team – Daniel Mullins Games/Devolver Digital

IT TAKES TWO Development Team – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts

RETURNAL Development Team – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

UNPACKING Wren Brier, Tim Dawson, Jeff van Dyck – Witch Beam/Humble Games

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

FORZA HORIZON 5 Development Team – Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios

HITMAN 3 Development Team – IO Interactive/IO Interactive

PSYCHONAUTS 2 Development Team – Double Fine Productions/Xbox Game Studios

RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART Development Team – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment

RESIDENT EVIL VILLAGE Devleopment Team – Capcom/Capcom

RETURNAL Development Team – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment

EE GAME OF THE YEAR (voted for by the public)

CHICORY: A COLORFUL TALE Greg Lobanov, A Shell in the Pit, Madeline Berger, Alexis Dean-Jones, Lena Raine/FINJI

DEATHLOOP Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks

THE FORGOTTEN CITY Modern Storyteller/Dear Villagers

IT TAKES TWO Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts

METROID DREAD Nintendo & MercurySteam, Nintendo

UNPACKING Witch Beam/Humble Games


If you want to make your voice heard, don’t forget to vote for the public Game Of the Year right here! Your choices (as above) are Chicory: A Colorful Tale, Deathloop, It Takes Two, Metroid Dread, and Unpacking.

The ceremony will be broadcast on April 7th 2022, on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook. You can find the links here.



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