Journey sweeps this year's BAFTA Game awards

At tonight's annual British Academy Games Awards, PlayStation exclusive Journey won four of its eight category nominations, including Game Design, Artistic Achievement, Multiplayer and Original Music.

Dishonored beat Journey and The Walking Dead for the Best Game in 2013 category. Notably, The Unfinished Swan won the Game Innovation and Debut Game categories.

The Walking Dead won two of its seven nominations, including Mobile and Handheld, and Story. Far Cry 3 won one of six nominated categories, which was for the Action category.

Valve's Gabe Newell was awarded a BAFTA Fellowship this year. Past BAFTA Fellows include Peter Molyneux, Shigeru Miyamoto, Nolan Bushnell and Will Wright.

The nominees in each category are listed below. The winners are in bold.

Action

  • Far Cry 3 Dan Hay, Patrick Plourde, Patrik Methe
  • Hitman: Absolution IO Interactive
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Treyarch
  • Halo 4 343 Industries
  • Mass Effect 3 BioWare
  • Borderlands 2 Randy Pitchford, Paul Hellquist, Jeramy Cooke

Game Innovation

  • The Unfinished Swan Ian Dallas, Nathan Gary, Development Team
  • Fez Development Team
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II Treyarch
  • Wonderbook: Books of Spells Development Team
  • Journey thatgamecompany
  • Kinect Sesame Street TV Brian Stone, Josh Atkins, Todd Slepian

Artistic Achievement

  • Journey thatgamecompany
  • Halo 4 343 Industries
  • Borderlands 2 Randy Pitchford, Paul Hellquist, Jeramy Cooke
  • Far Cry 3 Jean-Alexis Doyon, Genseki Tanaka, Vincent Jean
  • The Room Development Team
  • Dear Esther Robert Briscoe

Story in 2013

  • The Walking Dead Development Team
  • Journey thatgamecompany
  • Far Cry 3 Jeffrey Yohalem, Lucien Soulban, Jeffrey Yohalem
  • Thomas was Alone Mike Bithell
  • Mass Effect 3 Mac Walters
  • Dishonored Development Team

Mobile and Handheld

  • The Walking Dead Dan Connors, Kevin Bruner, Kevin Boyle
  • LittleBigPlanet Vita Tom O'Connor, Mattias Nygren, Lee Hutchinson
  • New Star Soccer Simon Read
  • Incoboto Dene Carter
  • Super Monsters Ate My Condo Development Team
  • The Room Development Team

Audio Achievement

  • Journey Steve Johnson, Austin Wintory, Keith Leary
  • Far Cry 3 Dan Hay, Tony Gronick, Brian Tyler
  • Beat Sneak Bandit Simon Flesser, Magnus "Gordon" Gardebäck
  • Halo 4 343 Industries
  • Assassin's Creed 3 Mathieu Jeanson
  • Dear Esther Jessica Curry

Game Design

  • Journey thatgamecompany
  • Dishonored Development Team
  • Far Cry 3 Patrick Methè, Jamie Keen
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown Development Team
  • Borderlands 2 Randy Pitchford, Paul Hellquist, Jeramy Cooke
  • The Walking Dead Dan Connors, Kevin Bruner, Kevin Boyle

Strategy

  • XCOM: Enemy UnknownFiraxis Games
  • Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Development Team
  • Diablo 3 Development Team
  • Great Big War Game David Moss, Steve Venezia, Paul Johnson
  • Total War Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai Development Team
  • Football Manager 2013 Development Team

BAFTA Ones to Watch

  • Starcrossed Kimi Sulopuisto, Vili Viitaniemi, Minttu Meriläinen, Petri Liuska, Andrew MacLean Kind of a Big Deal
  • Project Thanatos Hugh Laird, Andrew Coles, Thomas Laird, Alexandra Shapland, Thomas Kemp Raptor Games
  • Pixel Story Martin Cosens, Thomas McParland, Ashley Hayes, Benjamin Rushton, Luke Harrison Loan Wolf Games

Online Multiplayer

  • Journey thatgamecompany
  • Assassin's Creed 3 Damien Kieken, Mathieu Granjon, Yann Le Guyader
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Development Team
  • Need For Speed Most Wanted Development Team
  • Halo 4 Development Team
  • Borderlands 2 Randy Pitchford, Paul Hellquist, Jeramy Cooke

Best Game in 2013

  • Dishonored Development Team
  • Journey thatgamecompany
  • Mass Effect 3 Casey Hudson
  • The Walking Dead Dan Connors, Kevin Bruner, Kevin Boyle
  • FIFA 13 Development Team
  • Far Cry 3 Dan Hay, Patrick Plourde, Patrik Methe

Original Music

  • Journey Austin Wintory, Keith Leary, Monty Mudd
  • Diablo 3 Development Team
  • Assassin's Creed 3 Lorne Balfe
  • Thomas Was Alone David Housden
  • The Unfinished Swan Joel Corelitz, Keith Leary, Peter Scaturro
  • The Walking Dead Jared Emerson-Johnson

British Game in 2013

  • The Room Development Team
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted Development Team
  • Forza Horizon Development Team
  • Dear Esther Daniel Pinchbeck, Robert Briscoe, Jessica Curry
  • Super Hexagon Terry Cavanagh, Niamh Houston, Jenn Frank
  • LEGO: The Lord of the Rings Jon Burton, James McLoughlin, Nicola Daly

Performer in 2013

  • Danny Wallace The Narrator Thomas Was Alone
  • Nolan North Nathan Drake Uncharted: Golden Abyss
  • Melissa Hutchinson Clementine The Walking Dead
  • Dave Fennoy Lee Everett The Walking Dead
  • Adrian Hough Haytham Assassin's Creed 3
  • Nigel Carrington The Narrator Dear Esther

Debut Game

  • The Unfinished Swan Ian Dallas, Nathan Gary
  • Deadlight Raul Rubio, Luz Sancho, Oscar Cuesta
  • Forza Horizon Development Team
  • Dear Esther Daniel Pinchbeck, Robert Briscoe, Jessica Curry
  • Proteus Ed Key, David Kanaga
  • The Room Development Team

Browser

  • SongPop Olivier Michon, Thibaut Crenn, Daouna Jeong
  • The Settlers Online Christopher Schmitz, Guido Schmidt, Rainer Reber
  • Merlin: The Game Development Team
  • Runescape Development Team
  • Amateur Surgeon Hospital Paul Croft, Jim Griffiths
  • Dick and Dom's HOOPLA! Development Team

Sports/Fitness

  • New Star Soccer Simon Read
  • Forza Horizon Development Team
  • F1 2012 Development Team
  • Nike+ Kinect Training Development Team
  • Trials Evolution Development Team, Antti llvessup, Kim Lahti
  • FIFA 13 Development Team

Family in 2013

  • LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Jon Burton, Jonathan Smith, John Hodskinson
  • Minecraft: XBOX 360 Edition Development Team
  • Just Dance 4 Alkis Argyriadis, Matthew Tomkinson, Veronique Halbrey
  • Skylanders Giants Paul Reiche, Fred Ford, Scott Krager
  • Clay Jam Chris Roe Iain Gilfeather, Michael Movel
  • LEGO The Lord of the Rings Jon Burton, James McLoughlin, Nicola Daly

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