Feb 10, 2012

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Skyrim Takes Home Plenty at 15th Annual AIAS

Skyrim Takes Home Plenty at 15th Annual AIAS

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences held its annual awards ceremony – the 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards – at the 2012 D.I.C.E. Summit this week. The event recognizes the absolute finest in gaming achievements throughout the previous year. Skyrim and uncharted 3 were big hits this year, taking home five and three awards respectively. Peep the full list of winners below:

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

Portal 2 (Valve)

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Battlefield 3 (EA)

Outstanding Achievement in Story

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)

Outstanding Character Performance

Portal 2 – Wheatley (Valve)

Downloadable Title of the Year

Bastion (Warner Bros)

Casual Game of the Year

Fruit Ninja Kinect (Microsoft Studios)

Social Networking Game of the Year

The Sims Social (EA)

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Online Game of the Year

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming

Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure (Activision)

Sports Game of the Year

FIFA 12 (EA)

Racing Game of the Year

Forza Motorsport 4 (Microsoft Studios)

Fighting Game of the Year

Mortal Kombat (Warner Bros)

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

Orcs Must Die! (Microsoft Studios)

Family Game of the Year

LittleBigPlanet 2 (SCEA)

Mobile Game of the Year

Infinity Blade II (Epic Games)

Handheld Game of the Year

Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo)

Adventure Game of the Year

Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros)

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

Star Wars: The Old Republic (EA)

Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity

Portal 2 (Valve)

Action Game of the Year

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision)

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (SCEA)

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (SCEA)

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (SCEA)

Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)

Game of the Year

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)

The AIAS is a non-profit organization that works to recognize the finest in development talent and awards games in a  number of artistic categories. What do you think of their selections? Let us know what you would have chosen in the comments below.