The British Academy of Film and Television has extended their awards this year to recognise outstanding performance in games in the new British Academy Video Games Awards.

According to a statement, “The awards ceremony will reward the individuals behind the very best in artistic, creative and technical innovation for video games", and will take place at the historic Roundhouse on 5 October, hosted by popular radio and TV personality Vernon Kay.

The joint-highest nominee is Loco Roco, a PSP game with rolling and bouncing jelly-creatures; also with eight nominations is the latest from the Tom Clancy franchise – Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter.

With six nominations, We Love Katamari has proven popular, while Guitar Hero received five nominations.

Also with five nominations is Tomb Raider: Legend, while the reworking of an old theme proved popular, as Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy received four nominations.