Journey takes the lead in BAFTA nominations

The British Academy of Film, Television and Arts unveiled this years nominees for games in 2013, revealing thatgamecompany's meditative saga Journey has taken the lead with eight nominations.

A total of 53 video games are up for awards across 17 categories this year. Trailing immediately behind Journey in greatest number of awards in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead with seven nominations, Far Cry 3 with six and indie darling Dear Esther with five nominations.

The awards night will take place on March 5, as hosted once again by comedian Dara O'Briain. A live stream of the event will be made available by Twitch.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Action:

Borderlands 2

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Far Cry 3

Halo 4

Hitman: Absolution

Mass Effect 3

Artistic Achievement:

Borderlands 2

Dear Esther

Far Cry 3

Halo 4

Journey

The Room

Audio Achievement:

Assassin's Creed III

Beat Sneak Bandit

Dear Esther

Far Cry 3

Halo 4

Journey

Best Game:

Dishonoured

Far Cry 3

FIFA 13

Journey

Mass Effect 3

The Walking Dead

British Game:

Dear Esther

Forza Horizon

LEGO: The Lord of the Rings

Need for Speed Most Wanted

The Room

Super Hexagon

Debut Game:

Deadlight

Dear Esther

Forza Horizon

Proteus

The Room

The Unfinished Swan

Game Design:

Borderlands 2

Dishonored

Far Cry 3

Journey

The Walking Dead

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Family:

Clay Jam

Just Dance 4

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

LEGO the Lord of the Rings

Minecraft: XBOX 360 Edition

Skylanders Giants

Game Innovation:

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Fez

Journey

Kinect Sesame Street TV

The Unfinished Swan

Wonderbook: Books of Spells

Mobile & Handheld:

Incoboto

LittleBigPlanet (Vita)

New Star Soccer

The Room

Super Monsters Ate My Condo

The Walking Dead

Online - Browser:

Amateur Surgeon Hospital

Dick and Dom's HOOPLA!

Merlin: The Game

Runescape

The Settlers Online

SongPop

Online-Multiplayer:

Assassin's Creed III

Borderlands 2

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Halo 4

Journey

Need For Speed Most Wanted

Original Music:

Assassin's Creed III

Diablo III

Journey

Thomas Was Alone

The Unfinished Swan

The Walking Dead

Performer:

Adrian Hough (Haytham) - Assassin's Creed III

Danny Wallace (The Narrator) - Thomas Was Alone

Dave Fennoy (Lee Everett) - The Walking Dead

Melissa Hutchinson (Clementine) - The Walking Dead

Nigel Carrington (The Narrator) - Dear Esther

Nolan North (Nathan Drake) - Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Sports/Fitness:

FIFA 13

F1 2012

Forza Horizon

New Star Soccer

Nike+ Kinect Training

Trials Evolution

Story:

Dishonoured

Far Cry 3

Journey

Mass Effect 3

Thomas was Alone

The Walking Dead

Strategy:

Dark Souls: Prepare To Die

Diablo III

Football Manager 2013

Great Big War Game

Total War Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

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

Pixel Story

Project Thanatos

Starcrossed

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