Coverage of the GAME BAFTA Video Games Awards ceremony

In less than 6 hours, The GAME British Academy Video Games Awards will be taking place. Hosted by Dara Ó Briain, the awards aim “to celebrate and reward the very best innovation and talent from the Video Games Industry.” The ceremony will be streamed, live from the London Hilton on Park Lane on 16 March 2011 (today).

We’ve partnered up with IGN UK to bring you full coverage of the event, and a completely ad free video replay of the full ceremony, starting at 01:00GMT. Check it out below followed by the full list of nominees!

 


Action

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Gaëlec Simard
Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Patrick Bach, David Goldfarb
Electronic Arts/DICE
BioShock 2
Jordan Thomas, Zak McClendon
2K Games/2K Marin
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Development Team
Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch
God of War III
Stig Asmussen, Todd Papy, Steve Caterson
Sony Computer Entertainment/SCE Santa Monica Studio
Halo: Reach
Marcus Lehton, Joe Tung, Alex Cutting
Microsoft Games Studios/Bungie


Artistic Achievement

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Mohamed Gambouz
Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Colin Whitney, Brian Anderson, Dominique Drozdz
Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch
God of War III
Stig Asmussen, Ken Feldman, Cecil Kim
Sony Computer Entertainment/SCE Santa Monica Studio
Heavy Rain
David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
LIMBO
Arnt Jensen, Morten Bramsen
Xbox Live Arcade/Playdead Games
Mass Effect 2
Development Team
Electronic Arts/BioWare


Best Game

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Vincent Pontbriand
Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal
FIFA 11
Kaz Makita, David Rutter, Gavin Paterson
Electronic Arts/ Electronic Arts Canada
Heavy Rain
David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
LIMBO
Arnt Jensen, Dino Patti, Mads Wibroe
Xbox Live Arcade/Playdead Games
Mass Effect 2
Development Team
Electronic Arts/BioWare
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Koichi Hayashida, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Takashi Tezuka
Nintendo/Nintendo


Family

Dance Central
Development Team
Microsoft Games Studios & MTV Games/MTV & Harmonix
Kinect Adventures
Development Team
Microsoft Games Studios/Good Science Studio
Kinect Sports
Development Team
Microsoft Games Studios/Rare
Kinectimals
Development Team
Microsoft Games Studios/Frontier Developments Ltd
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
Development Team
Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment/TT Games
Toy Story 3
John Blackburn, Jonathan Warner, Jeff Bunker
Disney Interactive Studios/Avalanche Software


Gameplay

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Patrick Plourde
Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal
God of War III
Stig Asmussen, Todd Papy, Adam Puhl
Sony Computer Entertainment/SCE Santa Monica Studio
Heavy Rain
David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
LIMBO
Arnt Jensen, Jeppe Carlsen, Peter Buchardt
Xbox Live Arcade/Playdead Games
Mass Effect 2
Development Team
Electronic Arts/BioWare
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Koichi Hayashida, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Takashi Tezuka
Nintendo/Nintendo


Handheld

Cut the Rope
Efim Voinov, Semyon Voinov
Chillingo/Zeptolab
God of War: Ghost of Sparta
Development Team
Sony Computer Entertainment/Ready at Dawn & SCE Santa Monica Studio
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
Development Team
Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment/TT Games
Professor Layton and the Lost Future
Akihiro Hino
Nintendo/Level 5 Games
Sonic Colours
Development Team
SEGA/Sonic Team
Super Scribblenauts
Joseph M Tringali, Marius Fahlbusch, Jeremiah Slaczka
Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment/5th Cell


Multiplayer

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Yann le Guyader
Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Patrick Bach, David Goldfarb
Electronic Arts/DICE
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Mark Gordon, Dan Bunting, David Vonderhaar
Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch
Halo: Reach
Development Team
Microsoft Games Studios/Bungie
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Development Team
Electronic Arts/Criterion Games
Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
Development Team
Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment


Original Music

Alan Wake
Petri Alanko
Microsoft Games Studios/Remedy
Fable III
Russell Shaw
Microsoft Games Studios/Lionhead Studios
Heavy Rain
Normand Corbeil
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
James Bond 007: Bloodstone
Richard Jacques
Activision Blizzard UK/ Bizarre Creations
Mass Effect 2
Jack Wall
Electronic Arts/BioWare
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Koji Kondo
Nintendo/Nintendo


Social Network Game

Bejeweled Blitz
Jon David, Heather Hazen, Jason Kapalka
Popcap Games/Popcap Games
Farmerama
Tobias Reisberger, Jan-Michel Saaksmeier, Marten Schröder
Bigpoint/Bigpoint
FIFA Superstars
Development Team
EA Sports/Playfish
My Empire
Development Team
Playfish/Playfish
Zoo Mumba
Tobias Reisberger, Eduard Röhrich, Jan-Michel Saaksmeier
Bigpoint GMBH/Bigpoint GMBH
Zuma Blitz
Isaac Aubrey, Jon David, Jason Kapalka
PopCap Games/PopCap Games


Sports

F1 2010
Development Team
Codemasters/Codemasters Birmingham
FIFA 11
Development Team
Electronic Arts/ Electronic Arts Canada
Football Manager 2011
Development Team
SEGA/Sports Interactive
Gran Turismo 5
Development Team
Sony Computer Entertainment/Polyphony Digital Inc
International Cricket 2010
Development Team
Codemasters/Trickstar Games
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011
Shingo Takatsuka, Naoya Hatsumi, Jon Murphy
Konami/Winning Eleven Productions


Story

Alan Wake
Development Team
Microsoft Games Studios/Remedy
BioShock 2
Jordan Thomas, Zak McClendon
2K Games/2K Marin
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Dave Anthony, Craig Houston
Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch
Fallout: New Vegas
John Gonzalez, Eric Fenstermaker, Travis Stout
Bethesda Softworks/Obsidian Entertainment
Heavy Rain
David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
Mass Effect 2
Development Team
Electronic Arts/BioWare


Strategy

Civilization V
Jon Shafer, Dorian Newcomb, Brian Wade
2K Games/Firaxis
Fallout: New Vegas
Josh Sawyer, Frank Kowalkowski, Justin Reynard
Bethesda Softworks/Obsidian Entertainment
FIFA Manager 11
Development Team
EA Sports/Bright Future
Napoleon Total War
Development Team
SEGA/Creative Assembly
Plants vs. Zombies XBLA
George Fan, Matt Lee Johnston, Ty Roberts
PopCap Games/PopCap Games
Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
Development Team
Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment


Technical Innovation

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Stéphane Girard, Stephane Assadourian
Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Adam Rosas, Scott Bean, Dominique Drozdz Drozdz
Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch
Halo: Reach
Development Team
Microsoft Games Studios/Bungie
Heavy Rain
David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
Kinectimals
Development Team
Microsoft Games Studios/Frontier Developments Ltd
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Koichi Hayashida, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Takashi Tezuka
Nintendo/Nintendo


Use of Audio

Alan Wake
Development Team
Microsoft Games Studios/Remedy/14.05.10
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Mathieu Jeanson
Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal/19.11.10
Battlefield: Bad Company: 2
Patrick Bach, David Goldfarb
Electronic Arts/DICE/05.03.10
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Brian Tuey, Chris Cowell
Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch/ 09.11.10
DJ Hero 2
Development Team
Activision Blizzard UK LTD/Freestylegames/22.10.10
LIMBO
Martin Stig Andersen
Xbox Live Arcade/Playdead Games/21.07.10


BAFTA Ones To Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital

Mush
Henry Hoffman, Ahmed Zaman, Matthew Dennis, Katherine Killick, Greg O’Brien
(Angry Mango)
Sculpty
Druhin Mukherjee, Fabien Roussot, James Long, Fraser Littlejohn, Ronan Suess
(Team Tickle)
Twang!
Jocce Marklund, Annette Nielsen, Linus Nordgren, Marcus Heder, Thomas Finlay
(That Game Studio)


GAME Award of 2010

Call of Duty: Black Ops
Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch
Dance Central
Microsoft Games Studios & MTV Games/MTV & Harmonix
FIFA 11
Electronic Arts/ Electronic Arts Canada
Halo Reach
Microsoft Games Studios/Bungie
Heavy Rain
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
Limbo
Xbox Live Arcade/Playdead Games
Mass Effect 2
Electronic Arts/BioWare
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Electronic Arts/Criterion Games
Red Dead Redemption
Rockstar Games/Rockstar San Diego
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Nintendo/Nintendo

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