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 BioShock  Leads AIAS Awards Nominations

BioShock Leads AIAS Awards Nominations

January 17, 2008 | By Brandon Boyer

January 17, 2008 | By Brandon Boyer
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The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences has announced its nominees for its 11th annual Interactive Achievement Awards set to take place during February's D.I.C.E. Summit, with 2K Games' BioShock garnering a "record-breaking" 12 nominations.

Activision's Call of Duty 4 has also broken over ten nominations as well, with other top nominees including The Orange Box, Rock Band and Super Mario Galaxy, all in the running for the game of the year award.

Jay Mohr will return for the third year to host the award ceremony, which will be broadcast, for the first time, on both GameSpot, and Comcast's HD Video on Demand.

The partial list of nominees follows:

Overall Game of the Year:

BioShock
* Publisher: 2K Games
* Developer: 2K Boston, 2K Australia

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
* Publisher: Activision
* Developer: Infinity Ward

Rock Band
* Publisher: MTV Games
* Developer: Harmonix

Super Mario Galaxy
* Publisher: Nintendo of America
* Developer: Nintendo

The Orange Box
* Publisher: Electronic Arts / Valve Software
* Developer: Valve Software

Console Game of the Year:

BioShock
* Publisher: 2K Games
* Developer: 2K Boston, 2K Australia

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
* Publisher: Activision
* Developer: Infinity Ward

Mass Effect
* Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
* Developer: BioWare

Rock Band
* Publisher: MTV Games
* Developer: Harmonix

Super Mario Galaxy
* Publisher: Nintendo of America
* Developer: Nintendo

Computer Game of the Year:

BioShock
* Publisher: 2K Games
* Developer: 2K Boston, 2K Australia

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
* Publisher: Activision
* Developer: Infinity Ward

Crysis
* Publisher: Electronic Arts
* Developer: Crytek

The Orange Box
* Publisher: Electronic Arts/Valve Software
* Developer: Valve Software

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
* Publisher: Vivendi Games
* Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming:

Assassin's Creed
* Publisher: Ubisoft
* Developer: Ubisoft Montreal

BioShock
* Publisher: 2K Games
* Developer: 2K Boston, 2K Australia

Rock Band
* Publisher: MTV Games
* Developer: Harmonix

Super Mario Galaxy
* Publisher: Nintendo of America
* Developer Nintendo

The Orange Box
* Publisher: Electronic Arts/Valve Software
* Developer: Valve Software

Handheld Game of the Year:

Drawn to Life
* Publisher: THQ
* Developer: 5th Cell

Jeanne d'Arc
* Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
* Developer: Level 5

Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
* Publisher: D3 Publisher of America
* Developer: Infinite Interactive, 1st Playable Productions

Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters
* Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
* Developer: High Impact Games

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
* Publisher: Nintendo of America
* Developer: Nintendo

The full list of nominees and categories will soon be published at the award show's official site.

Said AIAS president Joseph Olin, "This year's finalists reflect the commitment game makers have to create compelling, engaging and exciting experiences for the expanding game playing audience. The 2008 nominees represent the tremendous talent and passion that our members bring to their craft. The Interactive Achievement Awards are dedicated to acknowledging the men and women who create these innovative and excellent games."


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