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BioShock receives record 12 IAA Nominations

Posted by: Dan at 1/18/2008 8:16 AM
The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) announced yesterday the nominees for the 11th annual IAA awards. Leading the pack was BioShock, which garnered a record setting 12 nominations. The awards will be presented at the D.I.C.E. summit in at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas on February 7th. Check out all the nominees, as well as details on the summit after the jump:


January 17, 2008 03:37 PM Eastern Time
BioShock Receives a Record-Breaking 12 Interactive Achievement Award Nominations
Call of Duty 4, The Orange Box, Rock Band, Super Mario Galaxy, ‘Shock Fight It Out for ‘Overall Game of the Year’ Honors


2008 D.I.C.E. Summit
CALABASAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences® (AIAS) today announced the nominees for the 11th annual Interactive Achievement Awards®. The nominations for the peer-based awards have been dominated by two blockbuster first-person shooter games, BioShock (2K Games) and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision) by receiving an astounding 10+ nominations from industry leaders and members of the interactive entertainment software business. In addition, finalists in close lead with top nominations include: The Orange Box (Electronic Arts and Valve Software), Rock Band (MTV Games) and Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo of America), all up for the Overall Game of the Year Award.

The awards ceremony will take place during The D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit® 2008 on February 7 at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, with comedian, actor and proud game enthusiast, Jay Mohr returning for his third year to host the award ceremony.

These peer-based awards recognize the outstanding products, talented individuals and development teams that have contributed to the advancement of the multi-billion dollar worldwide entertainment software industry. The Interactive Achievement Awards for the first time can be viewed live via webcast on GameSpot (www.gamespot.com) and Comcast HD Video on Demand. This gives game enthusiasts worldwide the opportunity to experience first-hand the excitement as the coveted Interactive Achievement Awards are presented to the geniuses and giants behind the most popular video games of the year.

“This year’s finalists reflect the commitment game makers have to create compelling, engaging and exciting experiences for the expanding game playing audience,” said Joseph Olin, president, AIAS. “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.”

Following is a partial list of finalists; the complete list of finalists is available at www.interactive.org:

Overall Game of the Year:
Console Game of the Year:


BioShock BioShock
-- Publisher: 2K Games
-- Publisher: 2K Games

-- Developer: 2K Boston, 2K Australia
-- Developer: 2K Boston, 2K Australia


Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
-- Publisher: Activision
-- Publisher: Activision

-- Developer: Infinity Ward
-- Developer: Infinity Ward


Rock Band
Mass Effect
-- Publisher: MTV Games
-- Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

-- Developer: Harmonix
-- Developer: BioWare


Super Mario Galaxy Rock Band
-- Publisher: Nintendo of America
-- Publisher: MTV Games

-- Developer: Nintendo
-- Developer: Harmonix


The Orange Box Super Mario Galaxy
-- Publisher: Electronic Arts/Valve Software
-- Publisher: Nintendo of America

-- Developer: Valve Software
-- Developer: Nintendo


Computer Game of the Year:
Outstanding Innovation in Gaming:


BioShock
Assassin's Creed
-- Publisher: 2K Games
-- Publisher: Ubisoft

-- Developer: 2K Boston, 2K Australia
-- Developer: Ubisoft Montreal


Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare BioShock
-- Publisher: Activision
-- Publisher: 2K Games

-- Developer: Infinity Ward
-- Developer: 2K Boston, 2K Australia


Crysis Rock Band
-- Publisher: Electronic Arts
-- Publisher: MTV Games

-- Developer: Crytek
-- Developer: Harmonix


The Orange Box Super Mario Galaxy
-- Publisher: Electronic Arts/Valve Software
-- Publisher: Nintendo of America

-- Developer: Valve Software
-- Developer Nintendo


World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade The Orange Box
-- Publisher: Vivendi Games
-- Publisher: Electronic Arts/Valve Software

-- Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
-- 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