So for those of you who are new around here, when an awards ceremony announces its nominees I like to take a look at how many of them allow you to play as female characters or otherwise have female protagonists. So far I’ve done The Game Awards, The DICE Awards, and the Emotional Games Awards. Today, though, the BAFTA Game Awards nominees came out, so let’s go analyse.
There were a total of 90 nominations. Of these, 19 had no playable characters. 13 had the player play as both men and women. Fifteen allowed the player to choose their protagonist’s gender. Fifteen had only protagonists of no given gender, fourteen had only male protagonists, and twenty had only female protagonists.