BioWare, RockStar Clean Up at AIAS Awards

Each year for the last 14 years, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) grants honors to the industry’s top games. This past year is no different, as the usual players were involved. However, when it came down to awards, two games took home more awards than anyone else: Mass Effect 2 and Red Dead Redemption. The full list of winners follows below (courtesy of AIAS):

Outstanding Achievement In Animation
God Of War III

Outstanding Achievement In Art Direction
Red Dead Redemption

Outstanding Achievement In Visual Engineering
Heavy Rain

Outstanding Achievement In Gameplay Engineering
Red Dead Redemption

Outstanding Achievement In Character Performance
Red Dead Redemption

Family Game Of The Year
Dance Central

Racing Game Of The Year
Need For Speed Hot Pursuit

Pioneer Award
Bill Budge

Jay Mohr Award For Listening To His Monologue
Some Dude In The Audience

Outstanding Achievement In Story
Mass Effect 2

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year
Mass Effect 2

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming
Heavy Rain

Hall Of Fame Inductees
Ray Muzyka & Greg Zeschuk (BioWare)

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
Heavy Rain

Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack
Rock Band 3

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Adventure Game of the Year

Outstanding Achievement in Online Game Play
StarCraft II

Action Game of the Year
Red Dead Redemption

Sports Game of the Year

Fighting Game of the Year
Super Street Fighter IV

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
StarCraft II

Portable Game of the Year
God of War: Ghost Of Sparta

Casual Game of the Year
Angry Birds HD

Social Networking Game of the Year

AIAS Lifetime Achievement Award
Bing Gordon

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Red Dead Redemption

Game of the Year
Mass Effect 2

Final Counts:

Red Dead Redemption – 5 (Action Game of the Year, Art Direction, Gameplay Engineering, Character Performance, and Game Direction)

Mass Effect 2 – 3 (StoryRoleplaying/MMORPG Game of the Year, and Game of the Year)

Also of note as multiple winners were LIMBO (2; Adventure Game of the Year and Sound Design), Heavy Rain (3; Original Music Composition, Visual Engineering, and Innovation in Gaming), and StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (2; Online Gameplay and Strategic/Simulation Game of the Year).

The icing on the cake for BioWare’s night were the inductions of Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk into the AIAS Hall of Fame. Well deserved, indeed.

Source: AIAS website

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