Interactive Achievement Award Winners Announced; Uncharted 2 Snags Ten

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 19, 2010 12:20pm PST The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) announced the winners for the 13th annual Interactive Achievement Awards yesterday. Developer Naughty Dog's cinematic action-adventure, Uncharted 2, was the undisputed star of the show, running away with ten different awards.

The Jay Mohr-hosted event, held at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas during the DICE Summit, highlighted the most impressive achievements in game development in 2009, as decided by industry peers.

Special honorees at the event included Activision co-founder David Crane, who received the first Pioneer Award, and the Entertainment Software Associations' founder Douglas Lowenstein, who garnered a Lifetime Achievement Award. Mark Cerny, the mastermind responsible for Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon, was inducted into the AIAS Hall of Fame.

Here's a complete list of 2009's Interactive Achievement Award winners:

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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