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Skyrim wins big at 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has announced the winners of its 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, with Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim taking home multiple awards.
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has announced the winners of its 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, with Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim taking home multiple awards. The AIAS is a not-for-profit organization that celebrates creativity in video games worldwide. The IAA ceremony took place last night as part of the 2012 D.I.C.E. Summit. Skyrim won a total of five awards, including Game of the Year, while both PlayStation 3 hit Uncharted 3 and Valve's first-person puzzler Portal 2 took home three awards each. Other notable winners included Halfbrick's Fruit Ninja Kinect as Casual Game of the Year, and Infinity Blade II taking home Mobile Game of the Year. The award winners in full are as follows: 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)

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