Alien Isolation leads way with six gaming Bafta nominations

Sci-fi survival horror contests half a dozen awards, including Best Game

Alien Isolation leads the way in the nominations for the 2015 Bafta Games Awards, with the survival horror title up for six prizes.

The stealth game, developed by The Creative Assembly based in Horsham, West Sussex, is nominated in the Audio Achievement, Best Game, British Game, Game Design, Game Innovation and Music categories.

Alien Isolation is up for six awards, including Best Game

Far Cry 4 and Monument Valley each have five nominations, while Destiny, Mario Kart 8, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor and 80 Days have all been nominated for four awards.

Several of those titles feature in the Best Game category, which is contested by Destiny, Monument Valley, Mario Kart 8, Dragon Age: Inquisition and Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, along with Alien: Isolation.

Among the other categories is the Performer award, where Kevin Spacey is one of those nominated. Spacey's nod comes for his turn as Jonathan Irons in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, while the other nominees in that category are Adam Harrington (Bigby Wolf) in The Wolf Among Us, Ashley Johnson (Ellie) in The Last of Us: Left Behind, Logan Cunningham (Transistor) in Transistor, Melissa Hutchinson (Clementine) in The Walking Dead: Season 2 and Troy Baker (Pagan Min) in Far Cry 4.

There are also two new categories this year, for persistent game and original property. In all, 51 games have been nominated across the awards' 17 categories.

The winning games will be announced at the awards show, hosted by Rufus Hound, on 12 March. The ceremony will be streamed live online at Twitch.tv.

The full list of categories and nominees can be found on the Bafta website.

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