Triumphant Naughty Dog takes 10 AIAS awards

Triumphant Naughty Dog takes 10 AIAS awards

By Rob Crossley

February 19th 2010 at 11:02AM

While Londoners Rocksteady pick up three prizes for Arkham Asylum

Californian studio Naughty Dog was jubilant last night after winning a spectacular ten awards at this year’s Annual Interactive Achievement Awards.

The developers of the widely adored PS3 exclusive Uncharted 2 won the award for Game of the Year and Adventure Game of the Year, as well as Outstanding Achievement awards in Game Direction, Art Direction, Animation, Visual Engineering, Game Play Engineering, Sound Design and Story.

The ten prizes add to Naughty Dog’s surfeit of awards for its action adventure title, cementing the studio as one of Sony’s most important development partners.

Meanwhile, Rocksteady Games represented the best of the British with its acclaimed action title Batman: Arkham Asylum.

The London-based studio took three awards for Outstanding Achievement in Game Design, Story, and Outstanding Character Performance for the Joker.

The other standout winner was Scribblenauts developer 5th Cell, which swept the board in the mobile category, picking up awards for Portable Game of the Year, Outstanding Innovation in Gaming, and Outstanding Achievement in Portable Game Design.

Infinity Ward picked up two prizes.

The full list is found below:

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
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 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
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

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