Havok-powered games get 27 BAFTA nominations


4 Mar 2009

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Ten videogames powered by the Emmy award-winning Irish technology company Havok have received 27 nominations in total across the British Academy Video Games Awards, which will take place on 10 March.

Best-selling console games including Assassin’s Creed and Prince of Persia by Ubisoft, Fable II by Microsoft, Fallout 3 by Bethesda Softworks, Guitar Hero: World Tour by Activision Blizzard and Motorstorm: Pacific Rift by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe have received nominations in various categories.

Fable II is up for Best Game, Action & Adventure, Story & Character, Original Score and Technical Achievement (Talk about dominating the BAFTAs à la Lord of the Rings at the 2004 Oscars!).

Havok-powered game Assassin’s Creed is also up for several awards – four in total – ranging across almost the same categories, apart from Artistic Achievement.

David O’Meara, managing director of Havok said of the nominations: “The significant amount of nominations Havok-built games received speaks volumes for our technical leadership and clear differentiation in the market.

“Havok continues to offer the highest quality and most comprehensive set of cross-platform modular tools available today, which makes Havok the solutions provider of choice for top-tier developers worldwide.

“Havok enables game studios of any size the ability to deliver more compelling gameplay, character interaction and physical effects in less time with substantial cost-effectiveness,” he added.

By Marie Boran

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