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may not have sold quite as much as Sony was hoping, but Guildford-made
DIY platformer LittleBigPlanet now has a whole bunch of awards to go
with its critical acclaim, having scooped eight gongs at yesterday’s
Interactive Achievement Awards.

The awards are given by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS)
, with 300 members of the gaming industry voting by secret ballot. Last
night’s ceremony, the twelfth, took place in Las Vegas. And wouldn’t
you know, we’ve got the results for the whole lot.


FAMILY GAME OF THE YEAR

RUNNERS-UP:
Boom Blox
Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party
Rock Band 2
Wii Fit
WINNER:
LittleBigPlanet

STRATEGY/SIMULATION GAME OF THE YEAR

RUNNERS-UP:
Advance Wars: Dark Conflict
Sid Meier’s Civilisation: Revolution
Sins of a Solar Empire
Tom Clancy’s EndWar
WINNER:
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN ANIMATION

RUNNERS-UP:
Castle Crashers
Gears of War 2
Left 4 Dead
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
WINNER:
Prince of Persia

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION

RUNNERS-UP:
Dead Space
Fable II
Mirror’s Edge
Prince of Persia
WINNER:
LittleBigPlanet

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL ENGINEERING

RUNNERS-UP:
Gears of War 2
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Resistance 2
Tomb Raider Underworld
WINNER:
LittleBigPlanet

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN GAMEPLAY ENGINEERING

RUNNERS-UP:
Fable II
Fallout 3
Left 4 Dead
Tom Clancy’s EndWar
WINNER:
Spore

OUTSTANDING CHARACTER PERFORMANCE

RUNNERS-UP:
Gears of War 2 – Dom Santiago
Gears of War 2 – Marcus Fenix
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots – Old Snake
Tomb Raider Underworld – Lara Croft
WINNER:
LittleBigPlanet – Sackboy

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN STORY – ADAPTED MATERIAL

RUNNERS-UP:
Lego Batman: The Video Game
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
Naruto: The Broken Bond
Quantum of Solace
WINNER:
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN STORY – ORIGINAL

RUNNERS-UP:
Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway
Fable II
Grand Theft Auto IV
Professor Layton and the Curious Village
WINNER:
Fallout 3

ROLE-PLAYING GAME OF THE YEAR

RUNNERS-UP:
Fable II
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time
Tales of Vesperia
WINNER:
Fallout 3

OUTSTANDING INNOVATION IN GAMING

RUNNERS-UP:
Braid
Left 4 Dead
Spore
Wii Fit
WINNER:
LittleBigPlanet

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSITION

RUNNERS-UP:
de Blob
Dead Space
Fable II
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
WINNER:
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK

RUNNERS-UP:
Guitar Hero: World Tour
LittleBigPlanet
MotorStorm: Pacific Rift
Singstar vol. 1
WINNER:
Rock Band 2

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND DESIGN

RUNNERS-UP:
Gears of War 2
LittleBigPlanet
Prince of Persia
Wipeout HD
WINNER:
Dead Space

COMPUTER GAME OF THE YEAR

RUNNERS-UP:
Fallout 3
Mass Effect
Spore
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
WINNER:
Left 4 Dead

ADVENTURE GAME OF THE YEAR
RUNNERS-UP:
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
God of War: Chains of Olympus
Naruto: The Broken Bond
Prince of Persia
WINNER:
Mirror’s Edge

MASSIVELY MULTIPLAYER GAME OF THE YEAR

RUNNERS-UP:
EVE Online: Quantum Rise
Pirates of the Burning Sea
PMOG
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
WINNER:
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

SPORTS GAME OF THE YEAR

RUNNERS-UP:
FIFA 09
Madden NFL 09
MLB 08: The Show
NBA 2K9
WINNER:
NHL 09

RACING GAME OF THE YEAR

RUNNERS-UP:
Race Driver: GRID
Mario Kart Wii
MotorStorm: Pacific Rift
Pure
WINNER:
Burnout Paradise

FIGHTING GAME OF THE YEAR

RUNNERS-UP:
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
Soul Calibur IV
Super Street Fighter II: Turbo HD Remix
WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2009
WINNER:
Super Smash Bros. Brawl

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN ONLINE GAMEPLAY
RUNNERS-UP:
Call of Duty: World at War
Gears of War 2
NHL 09
Rock Band 2
WINNER:
Left 4 Dead

ACTION GAME OF THE YEAR

RUNNERS-UP:
Call of Duty: World at War
Far Cry 2
Gears of War 2
Grand Theft Auto IV
WINNER:
Dead Space

HANDHELD GAME OF THE YEAR

RUNNERS-UP:
Advance Wars: Dark Conflict
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
Patapon
Professor Layton and the Curious Village
WINNER:
God of War: Chains of Olympus

CELLPHONE GAME OF THE YEAR

RUNNERS-UP:
Reset Generation
Trism
WINNER:
Spore Generations

CASUAL GAME OF THE YEAR

RUNNERS-UP:
Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhurst
Patapon
Professor Layton and the Curious Village
World of Goo
WINNER:
Braid

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN GAME DESIGN

RUNNERS-UP:
Fable II
Fallout 3
Gears of War 2
Left 4 Dead
WINNER:
World of Goo

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN GAME DIRECTION

RUNNERS-UP:
Fallout 3
Gears of War 2
Left 4 Dead
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
WINNER:
LittleBigPlanet

CONSOLE GAME OF THE YEAR

RUNNERS-UP:
Fallout 3
Gears of War 2
Grand Theft Auto IV
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
WINNER:
LittleBigPlanet

OVERALL GAME OF THE YEAR

RUNNERS-UP:
Fallout 3
Grand Theft Auto IV
Left 4 Dead
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
WINNER:
LittleBigPlanet

Our
hearty congratulations to all winners and nominees. Even if Gears of
War 2 totally cheated by having two entries in the "Best Character"
category.