LittleBigPlanet Has A Big Night At The 12th Annual IAAs
The game received high critical acclaim and although it hasn't performed quite as well as Sony may have hoped in terms of sales, it's still a multi-million seller, and public interest remains high. A few weeks ago, we learned that Media Molecule's innovative platformer, LittleBigPlanet, had earned a whopping 10 nominations for the 12th Annual Interactive Achievements Awards. The result? LBP won in 8 of those 10 categories.
Jay Mohr, comedian, actor and avid gamer, returned as host, and the talented men and women responsible for LBP strolled up to the stage again and again. They took home the following awards:
- Outstanding Innovation in Gaming
- Outstanding Character Performance
- Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering
- Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
- Family Game of the Year
- Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
- Console Game of the Year
- Overall Game of the Year
That's pretty much a clean sweep, yes? Left 4 Dead scored Computer Game of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Online Game Play, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots won Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition, Prince of Persia took Outstanding Achievement in Animation, Dead Space got Action Game of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design, Mirror's Edge won Adventure Game of the Year, and God of War: Chains of Olympus was the Handheld Game of the Year. Lastly, Bruce Shelley was honored "for his tremendous contributions to the video game industry," and if you want a recap of the highlights, the Independent Film Channel will run a half-hour special on the IAAs in April.
Congrats to all the winners! In our mind, MGS4 and LBP should've reversed places, but hey, it's still richly deserved. Feel free to check out the full list of winners.
Related Game(s): LittleBigPlanet
2/20/2009 Ben Dutka