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13th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards – The Winners In The Gaming Industry

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The 13th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards held on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. The award ceremony showcased the best and most innovative titles from 2009.

Hosted by stand-up comedian and video game enthusiast Jay Mohr at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, the evening brought together renowned leaders from the gaming industry to recognize their outstanding achievements and contributions to the space.

“The interactive world continues to grow and move forward every day. While we have seen tremendous advances in the community, I believe this is only the beginning,” said Joseph Olin, president, AIAS. “With the help of the tremendously talented men and women here tonight, we will continue to create games that inspire each other to continue pushing the envelope.”

Game of the Year:

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: Naughty Dog
Producer: Sam Thompson
Creative Director: Amy Hennig
Game Director: Bruce Straley

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: Naughty Dog
Producer: Sam Thompson
Creative Director: Amy Hennig
Game Director: Bruce Straley

Casual Game of the Year

Flower

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Producer: Kellee Santiago
Creative Director: Jenova Chen

Fighting Game of the Year

Street Fighter IV

Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
Producer: Yoshinori Ono

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

Dragon Age: Origins

Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Bioware
Producer: Mark Darrah
Creative  Director: Mike Laidlaw
Game Director: Mark Darrah

Sports Game of the Year

FIFA Soccer 10

Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: EA Canada
Producer: David Rutter
Creative Director: Gary Paterson
Game Director: Kaz Makita

Racing Game of the Year

Forza Motorsport 3

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Developer: Turn 10 Studios
Producer: Korey Krauskopf
Creative Director: John Wendl
Game Director: Dan Greenawalt

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Publisher: Eidos/Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment
Developer: Rocksteady Studios
Lead Level Designer: Ian Ball

Adventure Game of the Year

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: Naughty Dog
Producer: Sam Thompson
Creative Director: Amy Hennig
Game Director: Bruce Straley

Social Networking Game of the Year

Farmville

Publisher: Zynga
Developer: Zynga
Producer: David Gray
Creative Director: Mark Skaggs
Game Director: Bill Mooney

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

Brütal Legend

Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Double Fine Productions
Producer: Caroline Esmurdoc
Creative Director: Tim Schafer
Game Director: Tim Schafer

Action Game of the Year

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Publisher: Activision
Developer: Infinity Ward
Producer: Mark Rubin
Game Director: Jason West

Family Game of the Year

The Beatles: Rock Band

Publisher: MTV Games
Developer: Harmonix Music Systems
Producers: Paul DeGooyer, Jeff Jones, Alex Rigopulos
Creative Director: Chris Foster
Game Director: Josh Randall

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming

Scribblenauts

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Developer: 5th Cell Media
Producer: Joseph M. Tringali
Creative Director: Jeremiah Slaczka
Game Director: Jeremiah Slaczka

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Publisher: Sony Compute Entertainment
Developer: Naughty Dog
Lead Animators: Josh Scherr, Jeremy Lai-Yates, Mike Yosh

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Publisher: Sony Compute Entertainment
Developer: Naughty Dog
Technology Director: Pal-Kristian Engstad

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Publisher: Sony Compute Entertainment
Developer: Naughty Dog
Art Directors: Erick Pangilinan, Robh Ruppel

Outstanding Achievement in Story – Adapted

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Publisher: Eidos/Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment
Developer: Rocksteady Studios
Writers: Paul Dini, Paul Crocker

Outstanding Character Performance

Batman: Arkham Asylum – Joker

Publisher: Eidos/Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment
Developer: Rocksteady Studios
Writers: Paul Dini, Paul Crocker
Voice Actor: Mark Hamill

Outstanding Achievement in Online Game Play

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Publisher: Activision
Developer: Infinity Ward
Lead Online Designer: Todd Alderman

Outstanding Achievement in Story – Original

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: Naughty Dog
Writers: Amy Hennig, Neil Druckmann, Josh Scherr

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: Naughty Dog
Composer: Greg Edmonson

Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack

Brütal Legend

Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Double Fine Productions
Music Supervisor: Emily Ridgway

Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: Naughty Dog
Lead Game Play Programmer: Travis McIntosh

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: Naughty Dog
Sound Designer/Audio Lead: Bruce Swanson

Outstanding Achievement in Portable Game Design

Scribblenauts

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Developer: 5th Cell Media
Lead Level Designer: Matt Cox

Portable Game of the Year

Scribblenauts

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Developer: 5th Cell Media
Producer: Joseph M. Tringali
Creative Director: Jeremiah Slaczka
Game Director: Jeremiah Slaczka

Since 1996, the Interactive Achievement Awards have recognized outstanding games, individuals and development teams that have contributed to the advancement of the multi-billion dollar worldwide entertainment software industry. More than 160 titles were played and evaluated by members of the Academy’s Peer Panels. The panels are comprised of the game industry’s most experienced and talented men and women. Each panel is responsible for evaluating one award category. Interactive Achievement Award recipients are determined by a vote of qualified Academy and IGDA members. Award voting is confidential, conducted online and supervised and certified by VoteNet Solutions, Inc. The integrity of the system, coupled with a broad-based voting population of AIAS members, makes the Interactive Achievement Awards the most credible, respected and recognized awards for interactive entertainment software.

Source: Dice Summit, AIAS

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