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Everybody's Gone to the Rapture leads BAFTA nominations

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has revealed the nominees for its 2016 video game awards, with Everybody's Gone to the Rapture leading the pack by a country mile. 

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has revealed the nominees for its 2016 video game awards, with Everybody's Gone to the Rapture leading the pack by a country mile. 

The Chinese Room's rural post-apocalyptic thriller has come out on top with 10 nominations, while The Witcher 3 and Her Story have received seven apiece. 

Those titles are followed closely by Batman: Arkham Knight, Life is Strange, and Rocket League, which have bagged 5 nominations each. 

All in all, 44 games have been recognized across 17 categories. BAFTA hopes the awards will showcase the very best games of the past 12 months, highlighting the achievements of the best and brightest developers in the UK and beyond.

Comedian Dara O’Briain will host of the awards on Thursday 7 April at Tobacco Dock, London. The ceremony will also be streamed live on Twitch.

You can view a select list of nominees below or head over to the BAFTA website for the full rundown.

Best Game

  • Everybody's Gone to the Rapture
  • Fallout 4
  • Life is Strange
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Rocket League
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Debut Game

  • Her Story
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
  • Mini Metro
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Prune

Game Design

  • Bloodborne
  • Grow Home
  • Her Story
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
  • Rocket League
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Music

  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Everybody's Gone to the Rapture
  • Fallout 4
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Ori and the Blind Forest

Game Innovation

  • Everybody's Gone to the Rapture
  • Her Story
  • Life is Strange
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Splatoon
  • Until Dawn

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