FilmTelevisionChildrenInteractive EntertainmentEvents
Academy

BAFTA

awards
winners
nominees
past awards
events
membership
committee
features
press
resources


Interactive Entertainment
Awards


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THIS YEAR'S NOMINEES

THE INTERACTIVE ARTS AWARD
ENHANCEMENT OF LINEAR MEDIA
THE NEWS AWARD
THE FACTUAL AWARD
THE CHILDREN'S AWARD
THE LEARNING AWARD

THE ONLINE LEARNING AWARD
THE ENTERTAINMENT WEBSITE AWARD
THE SPORTS AWARD
GAMES - MOBILE OR NETWORKED
THE GAMES - PC AWARD
THE GAMES - CONSOLE AWARD
THE INTERACTIVITY AWARD
THE INTERFACE DESIGN AWARD
THE MOVING IMAGES AWARD
THE MUSIC AWARD
THE SOUND AWARD
THE TECHNICAL INNOVATION AWARD


Within each category, the Nominations are listed in alphabetical order with more information to follow on each title.


The Awards for BEST UK DEVELOPER and the BERNERS-LEE AWARD for the Best Personal Contribution by a British Individual to the UK Industry were announced at the Awards Ceremony on 26th October 2000.

INTERACTIVE ARTS
"The Interactive Art Award is a major new category for artists working with interactive digital media. It is open to all types of current interactive works including: installations, performance, audience participation, virtual reality, multimedia, tele-communication, CD or Web based work, etc.

The Jury for this award represents expert opinion across the spectrum of arts funding, interactive media and arts education.

Criteria for judging the works include an assessment of the extent to which the artist or artistic team have exploited the unique creative potential of digital technology to create an innovative work of art that engages its audience with a form of interaction."
Terry Braun,
Committee Member and Chairperson for the Interactive Arts Award

The following titles have been nominated in the 2000 BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards for the Interactive Arts Award. Awarded for the best work by artists working with interactive digital media.

DESERT RAIN
Developer:
Blast Theory with the Mixed Reality Laboratoy at the University of Nottingham

Publisher:
Blast Theory

Format:
Installation

PARTICLES
Developer:
Christian Moeller (Artist)

Publisher:
Science Museum (Commissioner)

Format:
Installation

WATCHED AND MEASURED
Developer:
David Rokeby (Artist)

Publisher:
Science Museum (Commissioner)

Format:
Installation

ENHANCEMENT OF LINEAR MEDIA
"The jury was very pleased with the overall level of creativity and technical capabilities, and with the thought given to the impact on the consumer.

Many of the media which were enhanced have inherent and significant technical restraints which make the task of the creative team very difficult, both in constructing a visually appealing, functioning and relevant work and in developing an interaction with the audience."
Fionnuala Duggan,
Committee Member and Chairperson for the Enhancement of Linear Media Award.

The following titles have been nominated in the 2000 BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards for the Enhancement of Linear Media Award. Awarded for the best enhancement of a linear media work by the addition and integration of interactive media elements.

BBC WIMBLEDON/GOLF SPORTS COVERAGE
Developer:
BBC Interactive

Publisher:
BBC

Format:
Digital TV

GORMENGHAST
Developer:
Abbey Road Interactive

Publisher:
BBC Worldwide Home Video

Format:
DVD-Video

KEY STAGE 3 GEOGRAPHY
Developer:
BBC and Codename

Publisher:
BBC

Format:
Broadband

NEWS
"The standard of entries was again very high this year and appears to have increased dramatically in quality each year, a great demonstration that companies have been really taking note of what works and what doesn’t. The high quality meant that the jurors had a tough time and the selection of the nominees was a challenge with many entries being very close.

The 3 selected nominees were all felt to highly reflect the aspects of the Interactive News criteria. Although in previous years all the entries were on-line, this year for the first time saw entries on Interactive Television which were very impressive but were felt to be too much based on futures, rather than what the market has today - keep up the good work and who knows - next year? "
Sue Thexton,
Committee Chair and Chairperson for the News Award

The following titles have been nominated in the 2000 BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards for the News Award. Awarded for the best use of interactive media by an online news website.

BBC News Online
Developer:
BBC News Online

Publisher:
BBC News Online

Format:
Website

CNN.COM
Developer:
CNN Interactive

Publisher:
CNN Interactive

Format:
Website

FT.COM
Developer:
FT.com

Publisher:
FT.com

Format:
Website

FACTUAL
"There was a rich range of entries this year and many of the titles have great educational as well as entertainment value, blurring the distinction with 'Learning'. Entries included a high quality interactive TV title for the first time - the shape of things to come perhaps."
Martin Freeth,
Committee Member and Chairperson for the Factual Award

The following titles have been nominated in the 2000 BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards for the Factual Award. Awarded for the most imaginative use of interactivity to explore the factual world.

1000 YEARS OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES: TREASURES OF ANCIENT GREECE
Developer:
Powerhouse Museum/Intel Corporation

Publisher:
Powerhouse Museum, Australia

Format:
Website

BBC HISTORY SITE
Developer:
BBC Factual & Learning

Publisher:
BBC Factual & Learning

Format:
Website

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS
Developer:
BBC Multimedia / Interesource

Publisher:
BBC Multimedia

Format:
CD-ROM

CHILDREN'S
"The Children's award attracted a huge variety of submissions across no less than ten different platforms, from DreamCast and PSX to Sky Open and the Web, which created a major challenge for the judges. Then there was further diversity in genre. Comparing full-on games for all the popular gaming platforms, cult web sites, mind-expanding CD-ROMs, gallery installations and creative software applications is no easy feat.

Very few entries failed to meet basic standards of production quality and stability in use. From the large shortlist of entries which admirably met the primary criteria, to fascinate, engage and entertain the target age group, the final nominations were separated on the basis of the secondary criteria, originality, innovation in design, purpose and implementation, and usability.

The three nominated entries show excellence in all of the above criteria, but took a great deal of scrutiny and debate to separate from the rest. "
Roy Stringer,
Committee Member and Chairperson for the Children's Award

The following titles have been nominated in the 2000 BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards for the Children's Award. Awarded for the best interactive work aimed at children under 12.

CARTOON NETWORK UK
Developer:
Cartoon Network UK & Deep End

Publisher:
Cartoon Network UK

Format:
Website

CREATURES PLAYGROUND
Developer:
Creature Labs

Publisher:
Havas Interactive

Format:
CD-ROM

LEGO® & STEVEN SPIELBERG MOVIEMAKER SET
Developer:
LEGO Media/Pinnacle Systems

Publisher:
LEGO System A/S

Format:
Multi Format

LEARNING - SPONSORED BY ICL
"Specifically targeting off-line or predominantly off-line products, this category encompasses CD, DVD and other desktop or platform-based titles that are designed to engage learners of all ages.

This is the third year for the learning category and entries continue to grow in terms of breadth, educational design and innovation."
David Oliver,
Committee Member and Chairperson for the Learning Award.

The following titles have been nominated in the 2000 BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards for the Learning Award. Awarded for the most enjoyable use of interactive media in life-long learning.

LEGO® & STEVEN SPIELBERG MOVIEMAKER SET
Developer:
LEGO Media/Pinnacle Systems

Publisher:
LEGO System A/S

Format:
Multi Format

SCOTTISH WRITERS
Developer:
Learning & Teaching Scotland

Publisher:
Scottish Library Association

Format:
CD-ROM

STAR WARS™ MATHS JABBA'S GAME GALAXY
Developer:
Lucas Learning Ltd

Publisher:
UbiSoft Entertainment Ltd

Format:
CD-ROM


ONLINE LEARNING - SPONSORED BY ICL
"Recognising excellence in delivery of on-line, interactive learning through the use of web technologies, this category is new for the 2000 Interactive Entertainment Awards.

It has been introduced to allow BAFTA to spotlight the burgeoning use of the web to deliver tools-based and specialised learning services that can thrive in an on-line environment."
David Oliver,
Committee Member and Chairperson for the Online Learning Award.

The following titles have been nominated in the 2000 BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards for the Online Learning Award. Awarded for the most enjoyable and imaginative use of online interactive media in life-long learning.

HOMEWORK HIGH
Developer:
A Glasshead website with design & technical production by CIMEX

Publisher:
Channel 4 Television

Format:
Website

ROUGH SCIENCE
Developer:
BBC Productions (Milton Keynes)

Publisher:
Open University/BBC

Format:
Website

THE SCIENCE MUSEUM'S WELLCOME WING
Developer:
Agency.com in association with Okupi & Spiral

Publisher:
The Science Museum

Format:
Website

ENTERTAINMENT WEBSITE
"This year the entertainment website category yielded a rich range of products, many of them exploring the possibilities of delivering original content and forms of entertainment via the web.

The judges strong feeling was that the category should recognise and reward site exploring innovative forms of entertainment and those delivering real entertainment value.

Essential ingredients including the site ability to engage and hold the jurors' attention, production values, the amount and quality of genuinely interactive content & the final measure was the entertainment value - measured by the extend to which we where really engaged by the sites."
Tim Carrigan,
Committee Member and Chairperson for the Entertainment Website Award.

The following titles have been nominated in the 2000 BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards for the Entertainment Website Award. Awarded for the best use of the internet to deliver an experience aimed at pure entertainment.

CARTOON NETWORK UK
Developer:
Cartoon Network UK & Deep End

Publisher:
Cartoon Network UK

Format:
Website

EXTRATAINMENT.COM
Developer:
Extratainment.com

Publisher:
Extratainment.com

Format:
Website

ONLINECAROLINE.COM
Developer:
XPT. LTD

Publisher:
XPT. LTD/Freeserve

Format:
Website

SPORTS
"Sport can be engaging at a whole host of levels - entertaining to the casual viewer and fascinating to the obsessive fan. The entries in this new category reflected the diversity and depth of this crowded market and the jury were very impressed by the high standards of creativity and functionality of entries across a range of platforms. There were, however, only a handful of entries which were truly innovative in approach and which fully delivered an immersive interactive experience."
Sophie Walpole,
Committee Member and Chairperson for the Sports Award.


The following titles have been nominated in the 2000 BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards for the
Sports Award Award. Awarded for the best dedicated sports-focused interactive work on any format.

ARMCHAIR MANAGER - FOOTBALL
Developer:
Two Way TV

Publisher:
Two Way TV

Format:
Interactive TV application

SYDNEY 2000
Developer:
Attention to Detail

Publisher:
Eidos Interactive

Format:
PC CD-ROM, Dreamcast

THIS IS FOOTBALL
Developer:
Team Soho

Publisher:
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Format:
Playstation

GAMES - MOBILE OR NETWORKED
"The Mobile and Online Games have been expanding into every day life, whether it be online, WAP or handheld computers. These new games have to be amazingly accessible and instantly entertaining, whilst dealing with the potential limitations with the format of machine they are on."
Peter Molyneux,
Committee Member and Chairperson for the Games - Mobile or Networked Award.

The following titles have been nominated in the 2000 BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards for the Games - Mobile or Networked Award. Awarded for the best innovation and design in games produced for handhelds, mobiles or the internet.

CHUCHU ROCKET
Developer:
Sonic Team

Publisher:
SEGA UK

Format:
Dreamcast

MERCHANT PRINCES
Developer:
NGame Ltd

Publisher:
tba

Format:
WAP

POKÉMON™ YELLOW VERSION: SPECIAL PIKACHU EDITION ™
Developer:
Nintendo

Publisher:
Nintendo

Format:
Gameboy

GAMES - PC
"A hugely varied pool of titles reflected the increasing spread of game-like design qualities into educational and Internet games. It also well-illustrated the widening gap between the games that are riding at the leading-edge of game development - both conceptually and technologically - and those that, by their nature, must target a wider market.

When judging the category of PC game of the year, it is still those cutting-edge titles that most catch the mind's eye. Whether that situation changes in years to come will be a interesting shift to observe."

Jez San,
Committee Member and Chairperson for the Games - PC Award.

The following titles have been nominated in the 2000 BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards for the Games - PC Award. Awarded for the best game designed for the personal computer.

DEUS EX
Developer:
Ion Storm

Publisher:
Eidos Interactive

Format:
CD-ROM

GROUND CONTROL
Developer:
Massive Entertainment

Publisher:
Sierra Studios

Format:
CD-ROM

SHOGUN TOTAL WAR
Developer:
Creative Assembly

Publisher:
Dreamtime Interactive/Electronic Arts

Format:
CD-ROM

GAMES - CONSOLE
"Judging a category as broad as this is never easy, there are so any genres, art styles, themes and ways to play, that each game has its own strengths and weakneses that are often difficult to compare.

Moreover everybody involved in the judging process plays, makes, reviews or design computer games, so to put aside your personal preferences when it comes to genre & developer is a lot to ask."

Clive Robert,
Committee Member and Chairperson for the Games - Console Award.

The following titles have been nominated in the 2000 BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards for the Games - Console Award. Awarded for the best console game.

MEDIEVIL II
Developer:
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Cambridge

Publisher:
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Format:
PlayStation

READY 2 RUMBLE™ BOXING: ROUND 2
Developer:
Midway Home Entertainment Inc.

Publisher:
Midway Games Ltd

Format:
PlayStation 2

TIMESPLITTERS
Developer:
Free Radical Design

Publisher:
Eidos Interactive

Format:
PlayStation 2

INTERACTIVITY
"Interactivity has come to refer to a spectrum of different kinds of interface and relationship with information, software and (sometimes) other people. Some products just permit selection from a more or less complex menu, others allow increasingly personalised experiences driven by software, others depend on their user's participation to add to and enrich an entertainment experience.

The nominations for this year's Interactivity award reflect a focus on the last interpretation. The Jury made a clear choice to acknowledge the importance of products and services which offer a real opportunity to contribute to building or extending an imagined world or narrative, through role-play, active engagement with real and virtual characters or determining the development of a story."

Frank Boyd,
Committee Member and Chairperson for the Interactivity Award.

The following titles have been nominated in the 2000 BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards for the Interactivity Award. Awarded for the best use of interactive media to deliver an immersive interactive experience

DOBEDO
Developer:
Dobedo AB

Publisher:
Dobedo UK

Format:
Website

ONLINECAROLINE.COM
Developer:
XPT LTD

Publisher:
XPT LTD / Freeserve

Format:
Website

RUNNING TIME
Developer:
Broadband Communications Ltd

Publisher:
The Interactive Motion Picture Corporation

Format:
Website

INTERFACE DESIGN
In previous years this category was known as the 'Design' category. 'Design' as a standalone term, however, covers many facets including organisational, editorial, software and technical issues, which are adequately represented in other categories. In order to clarify some of the confusion that has existed in the past, it was this year renamed 'Interface Design' to bring the focus primarily on the visual, aesthetic or purely navigational considerations of a project.

'Interface Design' is the middle space between the user and the actual heart of a product. Good interface design therefore helps realise the intended purpose in a simple and unobtrusive way, as well as bring enjoyment or entertainment factors in to play. That said, the jurors were still looking for quality of design in its broadest sense - the integration of both cosmetics and functionality.

Malcolm Garrett,
Committee Member and Chairperson for the Interface Design Award.

The following titles have been nominated in the 2000 BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards for the Interface Design Award. Awarded for the most innovative and appropriate use of graphic design in interactive media

MOONFRUIT.COM
Developer:
Portal designed with Blueberry.net; produced and developed by Moonfruit.com

Publisher:
Moonfruit.com

Format:
Website

MTV2
Developer:
Digit

Publisher:
MTV

Format:
Website

MUSIC 2000
Developer:
Jester Interactive

Publisher:
Codemasters Software Company Ltd

Format:
CD-ROM

MOVING IMAGES
"Rewarding excellence of all moving components within an interactive title to create a compelling visual and interactive experience. This category is open to all types of interactive works that contain moving images.

The Category rewards excellence, innovation, relevance and originality of Moving Images in a title as a whole. This category takes into account restrictions of the many formats (eg: internet, handheld, console etc)."
Grant Dean,
Committee Member and Chairperson for the Moving Images Award.

The following titles have been nominated in the 2000 BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards for the Moving Images Award. Awarded for the best use of moving images within an interactive work to create a compelling visual and interactive experience.

BANJO-TOOIE™
Developer:
Rare

Publisher:
Nintendo

Format:
N64

MTV2
Developer:
Digit

Publisher:
MTV

Format:
Website

PERFECT DARK™
Developer:
Rare

Publisher:
Nintendo

Format:
N64

MUSIC
"Websites, interactive television, CD-ROMs and games were all entered for the award and production values - even on limited hardware formats - were impressive.

Opportunities for detailed use of music cues and/or full interactivity were often traded-off for the relative creative safety of linear music tracks, where full studio production could more easily be brought to bear.

The jury recognised the inherent creative and technical challenges in creating compelling music scores for non-linear productions.

Entries which combined a more sophisticated approach to composition, with interactivity where appropriate, and high technical standards were rewarded as exploring the new possibilities of interactive media more fully than others. "
John Broomhall,
Chairperson for the Music Award.

The following titles have been nominated in the 2000 BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards for the Music Award. Awarded for the best original music score within an interactive production.

THE F.A. PREMIER LEAGUE FOOTBALL MANAGER 99
Developer:
EA Sports

Publisher:
Electronic Arts Ltd

Format:
CD-ROM

IMPERIUM GALACTICA II™
Developer:
Digital Reality

Publisher:
GT Interactive Software Corporation

Format:
CD-ROM

THEME PARK WORLD
Developer:
Bullfrog Productions Ltd

Publisher:
Electronic Arts Ltd

Format:
CD-ROM

SOUND
"Many entries were received across all media and gaming platforms, though the list was short on non-game titles. Quality and quantity were often impressive, indicating a growing investment in the soundtrack as a key feature.

The jury particularly looked for excellence in the design and creative application of sound, music and dialogue, beyond normal expectations for a given format.

Though innovation was minimal, the level of immersion achieved was commendable, as was the functional use of sound elements to inform decision-making and determine actions. When these factors were combined with high production values, the results were compelling."
John Broomhall,
Chairperson for the Sound Award.

The following titles have been nominated in the 2000 BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards for the Sound Award. Awarded for the best design and creative application of sound, dialogue and music within an interactive production.

CANNON FODDER
Developer:
Codemasters Software Company Ltd

Publisher:
Codemasters Software Company Ltd

Format:
Gameboy Colour

THEME PARK WORLD
Developer:
Bullfrog Productions Ltd

Publisher:
Electronic Arts Ltd

Format:
CD-ROM

THIEF 2: THE METAL AGE
Developer:
Looking Glass Studios

Publisher:
Eidos Interactive

Format:
CD-ROM

TECHNICAL INNOVATION
"The jury were excited by the eclectic nature of the entries for this category although there was an overall impression of many sectors eschewing innovation in the fight to break "out of the box" of their various technologies.

If there was an award for effort in trying circumstances it would be shared by the many currently wrestling heroically with set top boxes and their underlying technologies. "
Professor Stephen Heppell,
Committee Member and Chairperson for the Technical Innovation Award.

The following titles have been nominated in the 2000 BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards for the Technical Innovation Award. Awarded for the best technical innovation of any kind applied to interactive entertainment.

BBC INTERACTIVE TECHNICAL ARCHITECTURE
Developer:
BBC Interactive and BBC R&D

Publisher:
BBC

Format:
Digital Television

LEGO® & STEVEN SPIELBERG MOVIEMAKER SET
Developer:
LEGO Media/Pinnacle Systems

Publisher:
LEGO System A/S

Format:
Multi Format

SKETCHAPHONE
Developer:
Supedo

Publisher:
Supedo

Format:
WAP / Website


BAFTA HomeEmail BAFTATop of the page
Copyright notice