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Everybody's Gone to the Rapture picks up ten BAFTA nominations

By Matthew Handrahan

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture picks up ten BAFTA nominations

Thu 10 Mar 2016 10:12am GMT / 5:12am EST / 2:12am PST

The Chinese Room's game is out in front, with Her Story and The Witcher 3 picking up seven noms each

The Chinese Room's Everybody's Gone to the Rapture has received ten nominations in this year's BAFTA Awards, more than any other game.

In all, 44 games were nominated across 17 categories, which makes Everybody's Gone to the Rapture's haul all the more impressive. The ten nominations include Best Game, Best British Game, and a nod for Jessica Curry's music. Curry left the games industry last year to pursue her career as a composer.

Just behind Everybody's Gone to the Rapture are two games of vastly different scales: CD Projekt's epic The Witcher 3 and Sam Barlow's innovative Her Story, both of which received seven nominations each. Three games were nominated in five different categories: Rocket League, Life Is Strange and Batman: Arkham Knight.

That games as different in budget, scope and tone as Her Story, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture and Batman: Arkham Knight have all been recognised in this way is testament to the growing diversity in the games industry. The nominees for the most prestigious award, Best Game, also reflect that trend: Fallout 4, Metal Gear Solid V, The Witcher 3, Life Is Strange, Rocket League and Everybody's Gone to the Rapture.

The BAFTA Awards ceremony will take place in London on April 8, the second day of EGX Rezzed.

The full list of nominees can be found on the BAFTA website.

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