[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
Tune into the
2013 British Academy Games Awards: The Winners on
Monday 11 March at 10pm on Challenge where a host
of celebrities and industry professionals celebrate a landmark year
in the British gaming industry.
The British Academy Games Awards will take place on Tuesday 5
March at the London Hilton, Park Lane, and will be hosted for the
fifth consecutive year by comedian and gamer, Dara O’Briain.
The ceremony will be streamed live on Twitch, powered by
Alienware performance PC gaming laptop and
desktop computers (
www.twitch.tv/bafta) and supported by our
Official Partner GAME.
The nominations for this year’s Awards span 53 different
games, showcasing some of the most popular and ground-breaking
games of the last 12 months.
For the first time ever, the Awards will also include the new
category of ‘British Game’, honouring the phenomenal
level of home-grown creativity from UK development teams.
Challenge is on Sky channel 125, Freeview channel 46 and
Virgin Media channel 139.
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