Multiple Indie Games Nominated for the 2017 BAFTA Game Awards

Abzu, Inside, Firewatch, and more have been nominated for multiple awards.

This year’s British Academy Game Awards is putting indie games on a level playing field alongside AAA giants like Overwatch. In almost every category, you’ll find at least one indie game nominated this year. Additionally, several indies on the BAFTA roster have been nominated for multiple different categories. These include The Witness, Inside, Abzu, and That Dragon, Cancer.

The 2017 BAFTAs Game Awards will take place on April 6th and can be viewed live on Twitch. To see which indie games are being recognized this year, check out the full 2017 BAFTA nominee list down below!

Artistic Achievement

  • Abzû
  • Dishonored 2
  • Inside
  • The Last Guardian
  • Uncharted 4
  • Unravel

Audio Achievement

  • Battlefield 1
  • DOOM
  • Inside
  • The Last Guardian
  • Rez Infinite
  • Uncharted 4
Firewatch by Campo Santo

Best Game

  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • Overwatch
  • Stardew Valley
  • Titanfall 2
  • Uncharted 4

British Game

  • Batman: Arkham VR
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Overcooked
  • Planet Coaster
  • Virginia
That Dragon, Cancer by Numinous Games

Debut Game

  • Firewatch
  • Overcooked
  • Oxenfree
  • That Dragon, Cancer
  • The Witness
  • Virginia

Evolving Game

  • Destiny: Rise of Iron
  • Elite Dangerous: Horizon
  • EVE Online
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Online
  • Hitman
  • Rocket League
Overcooked by Ghost Town Games

Family

  • Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Overcooked
  • The Playroom VR
  • Pokémon GO
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Toca Hair Salon 3

Game Design

  • Battlefield 1
  • Dishonored 2
  • Inside
  • Overwatch
  • Titanfall 2
  • The Witness
The Witness by Thekla Inc.

Game Innovation

  • Batman: Arkham VR
  • Firewatch
  • Pokémon GO
  • That Dragon, Cancer
  • Unseen Diplomacy
  • The Witness

Mobile

  • The Banner Saga 3
  • Dawn of Titans
  • Deus Ex Go
  • Pokémon GO
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon
  • Reigns

Multiplayer

  • Battlefield 1
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • Overcooked
  • Overwatch
  • Titanfall 2
  • Tom Clancy’s The DivisionAbzû
Abzû by Giant Squid. 

Music

  • Abzû
  • DOOM
  • Inside
  • The Last Guardian
  • Uncharted 4
  • Virginia

Narrative

  • Dishonored 2
  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • Mafia III
  • Oxenfree
  • Uncharted 4
Inside by Playdead.

Original Property

  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • The Last Guardian
  • Overwatch
  • Unravel
  • The Witness

Performer

  • Alex Hernandez as Lincoln Clay (Mafia III)
  • Cissy Jones as Delilah (Firewatch)
  • Emily Rose as Elena Fisher (Uncharted 4)
  • Navid Negahban as Haji Agha (1979 Revolution: Black Friday)
  • Nolan North as Nathan Drake (Uncharted 4)
  • Troy Baker as Sam Drake (Uncharted 4)
1979 Revolution: Black Friday by iNK Stories.

BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in Association with Dare to be Digital

  • Among the Stones
  • Pentagrab
  • Rebound

AMD eSports Audience Award

  • Clash Royale
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • DOTA 2
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch
  • Street Fighter V

We can easily see games like Inside and Firewatch snagging at least one BAFTA this year. However, they have some stiff competition in games like Overwatch, DOOM, and Uncharted 4. Be sure to cast your predictions in the comments down below, and remember to tune in to BAFTA’s Twitch channel on April 6th to see which games bring home the most awards!

For more information on the 2017 BAFTA Game Awards, head over to BAFTA’s official website.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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