LittleBigPlanet Wins 8 Awards at IAA

This years Interactive Achievement Awards (IAA) were held in Las Vegas and hosted by comedian Jay Mohr.  Guess who sacked up most of the awards?

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The LittleBigWinner of the event went to LittleBigPlanet (LBP) collecting on an impressive 8 awards at the 12th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards.  LittleBigPlanet is a platform adventure game, made for the PlayStation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment America, with a vibrant social community enabling gamers to play, create and share their experiences.

Other top games that received recognition were “Computer Game of the Year” Left 4 Dead, “Fighter Game of the Year” Super Smash Bros. Brawl and “Action Game of the Year” winner EA’s Dead Space.  Check out the rest of the winners below.

The winners in each category are as follows:

    Overall Game of the Year:           Console Game of the Year:
    -------------------------           -------------------------
    LittleBigPlanet                     LittleBigPlanet
    Publisher: Sony Computer            Publisher: Sony Computer
     Entertainment America               Entertainment America
    Developer: Media Molecule           Developer: Media Molecule
    Producer: Siobhan Reddy, Leo        Producer: Siobhan Reddy, Leo
     Cubbin                              Cubbin
    Game Director: Mark Healey,         Game Director: Mark Healey,
     David Smith                         David Smith

    Computer Game of the Year           Outstanding Achievement in Game
                                         Direction
    -------------------------           -------------------------------
    Left 4 Dead                         LittleBigPlanet
    Publisher: Valve Software           Publisher: Sony Computer
    Developer: Valve Software            Entertainment America
    Producer: Gabe Newell               Developer: Media Molecule
    Game Director: Mike Booth           Creative Director: Mark Healey

    Casual Game of the Year             Fighting Game of the Year
    -----------------------             -------------------------
    Braid                               Super Smash Bros. Brawl
    Publisher: Microsoft Game           Publisher: Nintendo
     Studios                            Developer: Nintendo, Hal
    Developer: Number None              Laboratory, Sora Ltd.
    Producer: Kevin Hathaway            Producer: Shigeru Miyamoto
    Game Director: Jonathan Blow        Game Director: Masahiro Sakurai

    Handheld Game of the Year           Massively Multiplayer Game of
                                         the Year
    -------------------------           -----------------------------
    God of War: Chains of Olympus       World of Warcraft: Wrath of the
    Publisher: Sony Computer             Lich King
     Entertainment of America           Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
    Developer: Ready at Dawn            Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
    Producer: Marc Turndorf, Eric       Producer: J. Allen Brack
     Koch, Chad Cox                     Game Director: Jeff Kaplan
    Game Director: Ru Weerasuriya
    Lead Designer: Dana Jan

    Cellular Game of the Year           Role-Playing Game of the Year
    -------------------------           -----------------------------
    Spore Origins                       Fallout 3
    Publisher: Electronic Arts          Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
    Developer: Barbaraoga, Tricky       Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
     Software                           Production Director: Ashley Cheng
    Producer: Mike Pagano               Lead Producer: Gavin Carter
                                        Game Director: Todd Howard
                                        Lead Designer: Emil Pagliaruio

    Racing Game of the Year             Outstanding Achievement in
                                         Game Design
    -----------------------             ---------------------------
    Burnout Paradise                    World of Goo
    Publisher: Electronic Arts          Publisher: Nintendo
    Developer: Criterion Games          Developer: 2D Boy
    Producer: Peter Hawley              Lead Game Designer: Kyle Gabler
    Lead Designer: Alex Ward

    Adventure Game of the Year          Sports Game of the Year
    --------------------------          -----------------------
    Mirror's Edge                       NHL 09
    Publisher: Electronic Arts          Publisher: Electronic Arts
    Developer: Digital Illusions        Developer: EA Canada
     Creative Entertainment             Producer: David Littman
    Producer: Owen O'Brien              Game Director: Sam Ramjagsingh
    Game Director: Yoshiaki Koizumi     Lead Designer: Matt Mahar
    Creative Director: Shigeru
     Miyamoto

    Strategy/Simulation Game of         Action Game of the Year
     the Year
    ---------------------------         -----------------------
    Command and Conquer 3: Red          Dead Space
     Alert                              Publisher: Electronic Arts
    Publisher: Electronic Arts          Developer: EA Redwood Shores
    Developer: EA Los Angeles           Producer: Glen Schofield
    Producer: Chris Corry, Amer         Game Director: Bret Robbins
     Ajami
    Game Director: Jason Torres,
     Greg Black

    Family Game of the Year             Outstanding Achievement in
                                         Animation
    -----------------------             ---------------------------
    LittleBigPlanet                     Prince of Persia
    Publisher: Sony Computer            Publisher: Ubisoft
     Entertainment America              Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
    Developer: Media Molecule           Lead Animator: David Wilkinson
    Producer: Siobhan Reddy, Leo
     Cubbin
    Game Directors: Mark Healey,
     David Smith

    Outstanding Achievement in Art      Outstanding Achievement in Visual
     Direction:                          Engineering
    ---------------------------         --------------------------------
    LittleBigPlanet                     LittleBigPlanet
    Publisher: Sony Computer            Publisher: Sony Computer
     Entertainment America               Entertainment America
    Developer: Media Molecule           Developer: Media Molecule
    Art Director: Kareem Ettourney      Technology Director : Alex Evans,
                                        David Smith

    Outstanding Character               Outstanding Achievement in Story
     Performance                         -Adapted
    ------------                        ---------
    LittleBigPlanet (Sackboy)           Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
    Publisher: Sony Computer            Publisher: LucasArts
     Entertainment America              Developer: LucasArts
    Developer: Media Molecule           Writer: Haden Blackman
    Writer: Dean Wilkinson

    Outstanding Achievement in          Outstanding Achievement in Online
     Story - Original                    Game Play
    --------------------------          ---------------------------------
    Fallout 3                           Left 4 Dead
    Publisher: Bethesda Softworks       Publisher: Valve Software
    Developer: Bethesda Game            Developer: Valve Software
     Studios                            Lead Online Designer: Mike Booth
    Writer: Emil Pagliarulo

    Outstanding Innovation in           Outstanding Achievement in Original
     Gaming                              Music Composition
    -------------------------           -----------------------------------
    LittleBigPlanet                     Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the
    Publisher: Sony Computer             Patriots
    Entertainment America               Publisher: Konami Digital
    Developer: Media Molecule            Entertainment, Inc.
    Producers: Siobhan Reddy, Leo       Developer: Kojima Productions
     Cubbin                             Composer: Harry Gregson-Williams
    Game Director: Mark Healey

    Outstanding Achievement in          Outstanding Achievement in Sound
     Soundtrack                          Design
    --------------------------          --------------------------------
    Rock Band 2                         Dead Space
    Publisher: MTV Games                Publisher: Electronic Arts
    Developer: Harmonix Music           Developer: EA Redwood Shores
     Systems,Inc.                       Sound Designer: Don Veca
    Music Supervisor: Paul DeGooyer,
     Eric Brosius
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Readers Comments (1)

  1. Yayy! I heart LBP! I miss slapping BB around with my sack girl!

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