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It’s Game On For The 2020 EE Mobile Game of The Year Nominees As Voting Opens Ahead of The 2020 BAFTA Games Awards

IT’S GAME ON FOR THE 2020 EE MOBILE GAME OF THE YEAR NOMINEES AS VOTING OPENS AHEAD OF THE 2020 BAFTA GAMES AWARDS

  • EE partners with BAFTA Games Awards for the second year running on the EE Mobile Game of The Year, the only award voted for by the public
  • The 2020 nominees are: Assemble With Care, Call of Duty: Mobile, Dead Man’s Phone, Pokémon Go, Tangle Tower and What The Golf?
  • Games fans can vote for the 2020 EE Mobile Game of The Year at ee.co.uk/BAFTAgames
  • The winner will be announced on Thursday 2nd April 2020 by YouTube Gaming stars Ali-A and Clare Siobhan at the British Academy Games Awards ceremony, which will take place at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Monday 2nd March 2020: Today, the six nominees for the EE Mobile Game of The Year Award are announced ahead of the British Academy Games Awards on Thursday 2nd April 2020.

Now in its second year, the award celebrates the mobile game that offers the best experience on a smartphone and over a mobile network, as voted for by the public. This includes online competitive titles and those that use online functionality in an innovative way. The 2020 nominees consist of six games that have each created a standout impression upon the public and games industry alike.

The EE Mobile Game of The Year nominees for 2020 are:

ASSEMBLE WITH CARE is a unique narrative puzzle game from British developer ustwo games. Assemble With Care is a story about taking things apart and putting ourselves back together. Players can enter the game as Maria, a globe-trotting antique restorer who arrives in the town of Bellariva determined to help the town’s inhabitants save their most cherished possessions. Assemble With Care tells its evocative story through meaningful, tactile gameplay, vibrant handcrafted visuals and powerful writing.

CALL OF DUTY: MOBILE is a multiplayer game from Activision, that allows you to fight across iconic maps and play fan-favourite modes as you strive to be the best in the world. The basis of the game is heart-pumping head-to-head multiplayer modes, which allows you to play several classic maps and modes from across Call of Duty franchises, including Call of Duty: Black Ops and the original Modern Warfare series.

DEAD MAN’S PHONE is a mobile-first crime drama game, where single players act as a New Scotland Yard detective who investigates and solves murders through the smartphone of victims. To help uncover the truth, players can search through a victim’s phone to see their personal messages, photos and apps. They also use the device to help find clues and interrogate suspects – putting them in the driver’s seat on how the narrative unfolds.

POKÉMON GO is a free-to-play mobile game developed by Niantic and available on iPhone and Android devices. Using AR (augmented reality) and GPS, Pokémon GO allows players to travel between the real world and the virtual world of Pokémon seamlessly through their phones. So, players can team up with other trainers, capture Pokémon and compete in epic gym battles as they explore everyday life.

TANGLE TOWER is a single player murder mystery game developed by SFB Games. Featuring an atmospheric original orchestral soundtrack and beautiful digitally painted environments to explore, players are challenged to unravel the thrilling mystery of Tangle Tower by exploring the strange and twisted mansion, discovering curious clues, interrogating peculiar suspects and solving unique puzzles. Initially launched on Apple Arcade, it has also since been released on Steam and Nintendo Switch.

WHAT THE GOLF? is a single player physics-based golf parody game designed for people who hate golf. Players experience a variety of different courses which features a new, surprising type of golf ranging from brilliant and hilarious to downright absurd. These include using football or bowling techniques on a course, first-person shooter mode, snowboarding or even driving to get the hallowed hole-in-one.

Dr Jo Twist OBE, Chair of Games Committee at BAFTA, said: “It’s a pleasure to once again be working alongside EE to put one of the BAFTA Games awards into the hands of the public. The EE Mobile Game of The Year shines a light on the best mobile game of the year. The 2020 nominees are all outstanding games and we’re looking forward to seeing who will take home the award this year.”

Pete Jeavons, Director of Marketing Communications for BT and EE, said: “The popularity of the award last year has shown the huge appetite the UK has for mobile games. As the UK’s biggest and fastest network, and with our launch of 5G since the last awards offering even faster speeds and lower latency, we play a crucial role in providing players with the best possible mobile gaming experience. This year, we will once again be celebrating innovation and outstanding quality with the EE Mobile Game of The Year Award, giving our customers and the public the chance to have their say and vote for their favourite game.”

Earlier this year, the EE Mobile Game of The Year jury panel met at BAFTA’s headquarters to select the six nominees from a longlist of mobile games. This jury was chaired by Dr Jo Twist OBE, chair of BAFTA Games Committee, and included Founder of Sharkbit PR, Claire Sharkey; Pocket Gamer Editor; Dann Sullivan, CEO of Steel Media and Founder of Pocket Gamer; Chris James, Editor of girlgamersuk.com; Diane Hutchinson, Playstation Access Presenter; Elle Osili-Wood, Head of Games at Games London; Michael French, Glass House Games Journalist and Producer; Shay Thompson, and Mobile Games Consultant; Will Luton.

The other category nominations for the BAFTA Games Awards, now in its 16th year, will be announced at 7.30am Tuesday 3rd March and will be available on BAFTA Twitter (@BAFTAGames).

The EE Mobile Game of The Year Award is the only award at the BAFTA Games Awards voted for by the British public. Those that vote will be entered into a draw to win a pair of tickets to attend the awards ceremony. Voting is now open at ee.co.uk/BAFTAgames and the winner will be announced at the BAFTA Games Awards by YouTube Gaming Stars Ali-A and Clare Siobhan on Thursday 2nd April 2020 at Queen Elizabeth Hall on London’s Southbank.

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About EE

EE runs the UK's biggest and fastest mobile network, offering superfast connections in more places than any other operator. EE brought the first 4G network to the UK in October 2012 with it continuing to be the UK’s biggest 4G network, and launched the UK’s first 5G network in May 2019.

EE has received extensive independent recognition, including being named the UK's best network every year since 2015 for all the following awards: The Mobile Choice Awards, The Mobile News Awards, The Mobile Industry Awards and by RootMetrics®.

As well as offering mobile services to consumers and small and medium businesses, EE also provides home and business broadband using both 4G and fixed line connections.

EE is committed to being number one for service in the industry. Its retail presence exceeds more than 600 shops across the UK. EE remains the only mobile provider to answer 100% of customer calls in the UK and Ireland, and was recognised as the UK’s Best Large Contact Centre by the UK Customer Experience Awards 2018 and Welsh Contact Centre Awards 2019. EE was awarded The Sunday Times’ Best 100 Companies to Work for in 2018 and 2019, as well as being named Best Employer 2018 by the European Contact Centre & Customer Service awards.

EE is part of BT’s Consumer business unit which provides products and services to all of BT’s consumer customers in the UK.

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About BAFTA

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