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LittleBigPlanet Leads AIAS' Interactive Awards Nominations

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences announced its peer-selected nominees for this year's Interactive Achievement Awards, with Overall Game of the Year contenders including Fallout 3, Grand Theft Auto IV, Left 4 Dead, Metal Gear Solid IV, a
The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences announced its peer-selected nominees for the 12th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, taking place at DICE Summit 2009 on February 19th in Las Vegas, with comedian Jay Mohr hosting. Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet picked up 10 nominations, while Epic Games' Gears of War 2, Valve Software's Left 4 Dead, Konami's Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Bethesda Game Studios' Fallout 3, and Lionhead Studios' Fable II also picked up multiple nods. Infinity Ward's Call Of Duty 4 was one of the biggest winners at last year's ceremony, winning the Overall Game of the Year category, as well as Console Game of the Year. The partial list of nominees for the 2009 Interactive Achievement Awards follows: Overall Game of the Year: Fallout 3 * Publisher: Bethesda Softworks * Developer: Bethesda Game Studios Grand Theft Auto IV * Publisher: Rockstar Games * Developer: Rockstar North Left 4 Dead * Publisher: Valve Software * Developer: Valve Software LittleBigPlanet * Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America * Developer: Media Molecule Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots * Publisher: Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. * Developer: Kojima Productions Console Game of the Year: Fallout 3 * Publisher: Bethesda Softworks * Developer: Bethesda Game Studios Gears of War 2 * Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios * Developer: Epic Games, Inc. Grand Theft Auto IV * Publisher: Rockstar Games * Developer: Rockstar North LittleBigPlanet * Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America * Developer: Media Molecule Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots * Publisher: Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. * Developer: Kojima Productions Computer Game of the Year: Fallout 3 * Publisher: Bethesda Softworks * Developer: Bethesda Game Studios Left 4 Dead * Publisher: Valve Software * Developer: Valve Software Mass Effect * Publisher: Electronic Arts * Developer: BioWare Spore * Publisher: Electronic Arts * Developer: Maxis World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King * Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment * Developer: Blizzard Entertainment Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: Braid * Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios * Developer: Number None Left 4 Dead * Publisher: Valve Software * Developer: Valve Software LittleBigPlanet * Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America * Developer: Media Molecule Spore * Publisher: Electronic Arts * Developer: Maxis Wii Fit * Publisher: Nintendo * Developer: Nintendo Handheld Game of the Year Advance Wars: Days of Ruin * Publisher: Nintendo * Developer: Intelligent Systems Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia * Publisher: Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. * Developer: Konami God of War: Chains of Olympus * Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America * Developer: Ready at Dawn Patapon * Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America * Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment International Professor Layton and the Curious Village * Publisher: Nintendo * Developer: Level 5, Inc. "This was an exciting year for games,” says AIAS president Joseph Olin. "The depth of talent and creativity in this industry continues to amaze me and we are honored to highlight some of the most impressive games of the year at the Interactive Achievement Awards. The 2009 nominees indeed reflect a stronghold of talent embodying the best and brightest in this field."

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