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'Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' (PS3) Owns The 12th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST

Escaping with 10 outstanding awards, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves ran over the competition at the 13th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas

The 13th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards honored successful game designer and Activision co-founder, David Crane with the AIAS' first Pioneer Award. Entertainment Software Association (ESA) founder, Douglas Lowenstein was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.  Gaming legend behind successful titles, Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon, Mark Cerny, was inducted into the Hall of Fame, one of the organization's highest honors.  

"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."

These peer-based awards recognize the outstanding products, talented individuals and development teams that have contributed to the advancement of the multi-billion dollar worldwide entertainment software industry.  The winners in each category are as follows:

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: thatgamecompany
  • 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

Brutal 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 Computer Entertainment
  • Developer: Naughty Dog
  • Lead Animators: Josh Scherr, Jeremy Lai-Yates, Mike Yosh

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

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

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction:

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

  • Publisher: Sony Computer 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

Brutal 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
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