Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences

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The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) is a non-profit organization of industry professionals and presents a series of annual Interactive Achievement Awards.

History[edit]

AIAS was founded in 1992 by Andrew Zucker. After building an organization of close to 400 members consisting of executives from both the gaming and entertainment industries, as well as a board of 40 notable industry leaders including visionary Timothy Leary, AIAS produced the first televised awards show honoring computer games in 1994, which was broadcast live from Universal Studios Hollywood via TBS. The show, entitled "Cybermania '94" was hosted by Leslie Nielsen and Jonathan Taylor Thomas. In 1995, the second annual awards show became the first awards program streamed on the Web, via bravo.com, at the same time promoted by its sister television network, Bravo. As originally envisioned by Andrew Zucker, AIAS was to become a bridge between Silicon Valley and Hollywood, thus serving to link and provide a forum for dialogue between professionals in both technology and entertainment. Judging was independently audited by PriceWaterhouseCoopers. AIAS co-promoted numerous events with organizations such as the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Directors Guild of America and Women in Film.

Thereafter, in 1996, AIAS was re-established is a non-profit organization that promotes computer and video game entertainment with the annual D.I.C.E. Summit event, where its Interactive Achievement Awards ceremony has been held annually since 1998. Its membership consists of industry professionals, and only professional members who meet a set of minimum criteria are able to vote for the best entertainment software of the year.

Annual Interactive Achievement Awards[edit]

The Interactive Achievement Awards (IAAs) are the awards that recognize the year's best videogames, computer games, online entertainment, outstanding individuals, and groundbreaking development teams that have propelled the advancement of the entertainment software industry. The awards presented by the AIAS are determined by a vote of field specific and Academy members.

The winners of the Interactive Achievement Awards are determined by secure ballot of industry experts. These experts comprise a body of accomplishments in all facets of game craft: art, design, engineering, animation, performance and production. All Academy voting is conducted in secret-online, secure, supervised and certified by eBallot Inc. The Interactive Achievement Awards is broadcast on G4 TV, and G4TV.com.

On October 24, 2012, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences announced that the IAAs would be known as the DICE Awards beginning in 2013.[1]

Game of the Year[edit]

Overall[edit]

Game of the Year

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2013 (17th) The Last of Us Action-adventure PlayStation 3 Naughty Dog
2012 (16th) Journey Adventure PlayStation 3 Thatgamecompany
2011 (15th) The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Role-playing PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360 Bethesda Game Studios
2010 (14th) Mass Effect 2 Role-playing PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360 BioWare
2009 (13th) Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Action-adventure PlayStation 3 Naughty Dog
2008 (12th) LittleBigPlanet Platform PlayStation 3 Media Molecule
2007 (11th) Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare First-person shooter PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360 Infinity Ward
2006 (10th) Gears of War Third-person shooter Xbox 360, Windows Epic Games
2005 (9th) God of War Action-adventure PlayStation 2 SCE Studios Santa Monica
2004 (8th) Half-Life 2 First-person shooter Windows Valve Corporation
2003 (7th) Call of Duty First-person shooter Windows Infinity Ward
2002 (6th) Battlefield 1942 First-person shooter Windows Digital Illusions CE
2001 (5th) Halo: Combat Evolved First-person shooter Xbox Bungie Studios
2000 (4th) Diablo II Role-playing Windows, Mac OS Blizzard North
1999 (3rd) The Sims Life simulation Windows, Mac OS Maxis
1998 (2nd) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Action-adventure Nintendo 64 Nintendo EAD
1997 (1st) GoldenEye 007 First-person shooter Nintendo 64 Rare

Action[edit]

+ Action Game of the Year
Year Overall
Console Computer
2013 Bioshock Infinite
2012 Borderlands 2
2011 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
2010 Red Dead Redemption
2009 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
2008 Dead Space
2007 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
2006 Gears of War
2005 God of War
2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
2003 Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Grand Theft Auto III
2001 Halo: Combat Evolved Return to Castle Wolfenstein
2000 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Deus Ex
1999 Crazy Taxi Half-Life: Opposing Force
1998 Banjo-Kazooie Half-Life
1997 GoldenEye 007 Quake II

Adventure[edit]

+ Adventure Game of the Year
Year Overall
Console Computer
2013 The Last of Us
2012 The Walking Dead
2011 Batman: Arkham City
2010 Limbo
2009 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
2008 Mirror's Edge
2007 Super Mario Galaxy[2]
2006 Gears of War
2005 God of War
2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
2003 Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Grand Theft Auto III
2001 Halo: Combat Evolved Return to Castle Wolfenstein
2000 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Deus Ex
1999 Final Fantasy VIII Asheron's Call
1998 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Grim Fandango
1997 Final Fantasy VII Blade Runner

Cellular/Mobile[edit]

+ Cellular/Mobile Game of the Year
Year Winner
2013 Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time
2012 Hero Academy
2011 Infinity Blade II
2008 Spore Origins
2007 Skate
2006 Orcs & Elves
2005 Ancient Empires II

Downloadable[edit]

+ Downloadable Game of the Year
Year Winner
2013 Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
2012 The Walking Dead
2011 Bastion
2007 Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
2006 Bookworm Adventures
2005 Wik and the Fable of Souls
2004 The Incredibles: Escape from Nomanisan Island
2003 Hamster Ball

Family[edit]

+ Family Game of the Year
Year Overall
Console Computer
2013 Super Mario 3D World
2012 Skylanders: Giants
2011 LittleBigPlanet 2
2010 Dance Central
2009 The Beatles: Rock Band
2008 LittleBigPlanet
2007 Rock Band
2006 Guitar Hero II
2005 Guitar Hero
2004 Donkey Konga
2003 EyeToy & The Sims: Bustin' Out Zoo Tycoon: Complete Collection
2002 Mario Party 4
2001 Mario Party 3 Backyard Basketball
2000 Mario Tennis Return of the Incredible Machine: Contraptions
1999 Pokémon Snap 3-D Ultra Lionel Traintown
1998 Multiplayer Jeopardy! Online &
National Geographic Maps
1997 Lego Island

Handheld[edit]

+ Handheld Game of the Year
Year Winner
2013 The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
2012 Paper Mario: Sticker Star
2011 Super Mario 3D Land
2010 God of War: Ghost of Sparta
2009 Scribblenauts
2008 God of War: Chains of Olympus
2007 The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass[2]
2006 Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!
2005 Nintendogs
2004 Metroid: Zero Mission
2003 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
2002 Metroid Fusion
2001 Advance Wars

Massively Multiplayer[edit]

+ Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year[3]
Year Winner
2008 World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
2007 World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
2006 Guild Wars Nightfall
2005 City of Villains and Guild Wars
2004 World of Warcraft
2003 EverQuest: Lost Dungeons of Norrath
2002 The Sims Online
2001 Dark Age of Camelot
2000 EverQuest: The Ruins of Kunark
1999 EverQuest
1998 Ultima Online: The Second Age
1997 Ultima Online

Racing[edit]

+ Racing Game of the Year
Year Winner
2013 Forza Motorsport 5
2012 Need For Speed: Most Wanted
2011 Forza Motorsport 4
2010 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
2009 Forza Motorsport 3
2008 Burnout Paradise
2007 MotorStorm
2006 Burnout Revenge
2005 Need for Speed: Most Wanted
2004 Burnout 3: Takedown
2003 Need for Speed: Underground
2002 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
2001 Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
2000 SSX
1999 Star Wars Episode I: Racer
1998 Gran Turismo
1997 Diddy Kong Racing

Role-Playing[edit]

+ Role-Playing Game of the Year
Year Overall
Console Computer
2013 Diablo III
2012 Mass Effect 3
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
2010 Mass Effect 2
2009 Dragon Age: Origins
2008 Fallout 3
2007 Mass Effect
2006 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
2005 Jade Empire
2004 Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Neverwinter Nights: Kingmaker
2003 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
2002 Animal Crossing Neverwinter Nights
2001 Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal
2000 Final Fantasy IX Diablo II
1999 Final Fantasy VIII Asheron's Call
1998 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Baldur's Gate
1997 Final Fantasy VII Dungeon Keeper

Simulation/Strategy[edit]

+ Simulation/Strategy Game of the Year
Year Overall
Simulation Strategy
2013 XCOM: Enemy Within
2012 XCOM: Enemy Unknown
2011 Orcs Must Die!
2010 Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
2009 Brütal Legend
2008 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
2007 Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
2006 Microsoft Flight Simulator X Company of Heroes
2005 The Movies Civilization IV
2004 The Sims 2 Rome: Total War
2003 The Sims: Superstar Command & Conquer: Generals
2002 The Sims: Unleashed Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
2001 Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Civilization III
2000 MechWarrior 4 Age of Empires II: The Conquerors
1999 Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000 Professional Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
1998 Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
1997 Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 Age of Empires & StarCraft

Sports[edit]

+ Sports Game of the Year
Year Overall
Console Computer
2013 FIFA 14
2012 FIFA 13
2011 FIFA 12
2010 FIFA 11
2009 FIFA 10
2008 NHL 09
2007 Skate
2006 Tony Hawk's Project 8
2005 SSX on Tour
2004 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005
2003 Madden NFL 2004[4] & SSX 3[5] Madden NFL 2004
2002 Madden NFL 2003 Madden NFL 2003
2001 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 FIFA 2002
2000 SSX Motocross Madness 2 & FIFA 2001
1999 Knockout Kings 2000 FIFA 2000
1998 1080° Snowboarding FIFA 99
1997 International Superstar Soccer FIFA: Road to World Cup 98

Fighting Game[edit]

2013 : Injustice: Gods Among Us
2012 : PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
2011 : Mortal Kombat
2010 : Super Street Fighter IV
2009 : Street Fighter IV
2008 : Super Smash Bros. Brawl
2006 : Fight Night Round 3
2005 : Soulcalibur III
2004 : Mortal Kombat: Deception
2003 : Soulcalibur II
2002 : Tekken 4
2001 : Dead or Alive 3
2000 : Dead or Alive 2
1999 : Soulcalibur
1998 : WCW/nWo Revenge[6]
1997 : WCW vs. nWo: World Tour[6]

Casual Game[edit]

2013 : Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time
2012 : Journey
2011 : Fruit Ninja Kinect
2010 : Angry Birds HD
2009 : Flower
2008 : Braid

Social Networking Game/Web Based Game[edit]

2012: SimCity Social
2011: Cityville

"Outstanding" Awards[edit]


Animation[edit]

2013 : The Last of Us
2012 : Assassin's Creed III
2011 : Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
2010 : God of War III
2009 : Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
2008 : Prince of Persia
2007 : Assassin's Creed
2006 : Gears of War
2005 : God of War
2004 : Half-Life 2
2003 : Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
2002 : Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus
2001 : Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee
2000 : Final Fantasy IX
1999 : Final Fantasy VIII

Art Direction[edit]

2013 : The Last of Us
2012 : Journey
2011 : Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
2010 : Red Dead Redemption
2009 : Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
2008 : LittleBigPlanet
2007 : BioShock
2006 : Gears of War
2005 : Shadow of the Colossus
2004 : Half-Life 2
2003 : The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
2002 : Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus
2001 : ICO
2000 : Final Fantasy IX
1999 : Final Fantasy VIII
1998 : Banjo-Kazooie
1997 : Riven: The Sequel to Myst

Character Performance[edit]

+ Outstanding Character Performance
Year Overall
Female Male
2013 Ashley Johnson as Ellie in The Last of Us
2012 Dave Fennoy as Lee Everett in The Walking Dead
2011 Stephen Merchant as Wheatley in Portal 2
2010 Rob Wiethoff as John Marston in Red Dead Redemption
2009 Mark Hamill as The Joker in Batman: Arkham Asylum
2008 LittleBigPlanet
2007 Ellen McLain as GLaDOS in The Orange Box: Portal
2006 Viva Piñata Gears of War
2005 Jade Empire God of War
2004 Judi Dench in GoldenEye: Rogue Agent Robert Guillaume as Eli Vance in Half-Life 2
2003 Jada Pinkett Smith as Niobe in Enter the Matrix
& Tara Strong as Rikku in Final Fantasy X-2
Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins in
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Game Design/Direction[edit]

2013 : The Last of Us
2012 : Journey
2011 : The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
2010 : Red Dead Redemption
2009 : (Direction) Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
2009 : (Design) Batman: Arkham Asylum
2008 : (Direction) LittleBigPlanet
2008 : (Design) World of Goo
2007 : Portal
2006 : Wii Sports
2005 : Guitar Hero
2004 : Katamari Damacy
2003 : Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
2002 : Animal Crossing
2001 : Grand Theft Auto III
2000 : The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
1999 : The Sims
1998 : The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
1997 : PaRappa the Rapper

Gameplay Engineering[edit]

2013 : Grand Theft Auto V
2012 : XCOM: Enemy Unknown
2011 : The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
2010 : Red Dead Redemption
2009 : Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
2008 : Spore
2007 : Portal
2006 : Wii Sports
2005 : Nintendogs
2004 : Half-Life 2
2003 : Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
2002 : Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
2001 : Grand Theft Auto III
2000 : SSX
1999 : The Sims
1998 : The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
1997 : GoldenEye 007

Licensed Soundtrack[edit]

2011 : Rock Band 3
2004 : SSX 3

Online Gameplay[edit]

2013 : World of Tanks
2012 : Journey
2011 : Star Wars: The Old Republic
2010 : StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
2009 : Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
2008 : Left 4 Dead
2007 : Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
2006 : Gears of War
2005 : Battlefield 2
2004 : Halo 2
2002 : Battlefield 1942
2001 : Return to Castle Wolfenstein
2000 : MechWarrior 4
1999 : EverQuest
1998 : Ultima Online: The Second Age (Online Role Playing Game of the Year)
1998 : Starsiege: Tribes (Online Action/Strategy Game of the Year)
1998 : Multiplayer Jeopardy! Online (Online Family/Board Game of the Year)
1997 : Ultima Online

Original Music Composition[edit]

2013 : Bioshock Infinite
2012 : Journey
2011 : Portal 2
2010 : Heavy Rain
2009 : Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
2008 : Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
2007 : BioShock
2006 : LocoRoco
2005 : God of War
2004 : Fable
2003 : Medal of Honor: Rising Sun
2002 : Medal of Honor: Frontline
2001 : Tropico
2000 : Medal of Honor: Underground
1999 : UmJammer Lammy

Sound Design[edit]

2013 : The Last of Us
2012 : Journey
2011 : Battlefield 3
2010 : Limbo
2009 : Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
2008 : Dead Space
2007 : BioShock
2006 : Call of Duty 3
2005 : God of War
2004 : Halo 2
2003 : The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2002 : Medal of Honor: Frontline
2001 : Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
2000 : Medal of Honor: Underground
1999 : Medal of Honor
1998 : Road Rash 3D
1997 : PaRappa the Rapper

Story[edit]

2013 : The Last of Us
2012 : The Walking Dead
2011 : The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
2010 : Mass Effect 2
2009 : (Original) Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
2009 : (Adapted) Batman: Arkham Asylum
2008 : (Original) Fallout 3
2008 : (Adapted) Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
2007 : BioShock
2006 : The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
2005 : Call of Duty 2: Big Red One
2004 : Fable
2003 : Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
2002 : Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
2001 : ICO
2000 : Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
1999 : (tie) Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
1999 : (tie) Thief: The Dark Project
1998 : Pokémon

Visual Engineering[edit]

2013 : The Last of Us
2012 : Halo 4
2011 : Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
2010 : Heavy Rain
2009 : Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
2008 : LittleBigPlanet
2007 : Crysis
2006 : Gears of War
2005 : Shadow of the Colossus
2004 : Half-Life 2
2003 : Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
2002 : The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2001 : Halo: Combat Evolved
2000 : SSX
1999 : Unreal Tournament
1998 : The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
1997 : GoldenEye 007

Innovation in Gaming[edit]

2013 : The Last of Us
2012 : Journey
2011 : Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
2010 : Heavy Rain
2009 : Scribblenauts
2008 : LittleBigPlanet
2007 : Rock Band
2006 : Wii Sports
2005 : Nintendogs

Console Awards[edit]


Console Game of the Year[edit]

+ Console Game of the Year
Year Winner
2008 LittleBigPlanet
2007 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
2006 Gears of War
2005 God of War
2004 Halo 2
2003 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
2002 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
2001 Halo: Combat Evolved
2000 SSX
1999 Soulcalibur
1998 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
1997 GoldenEye 007

Console Innovation (Creativity / Innovation in Console Gaming)[edit]

2004 : Katamari Damacy
2003 : EyeToy
2002 : Animal Crossing
2001 : Pikmin
2000 : Shenmue

Console Children's[edit]

2005 : We Love Katamari
2004 : Sly 2: Band of Thieves
2003 : Mario Party 5
2002 : Mario Party 4
2001 : Mario Party 3
2000 : Mario Tennis
1999 : Pokémon Snap

Console First Person Action[edit]

2004 : Halo 2
2003 : Rainbow Six 3
2002 : Metroid Prime

Console Sports Simulation[edit]

2005 : ESPN NFL 2K5
2004 : Madden NFL 2004

Console Action Sports[edit]

2005 : Tony Hawk's Underground 2
2004 : SSX 3

Computer Awards[edit]


Computer Game of the Year[edit]

+ Computer Game of the Year
Year Winner
2008 Left 4 Dead
2007 The Orange Box
2006 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
2005 Age of Empires III
2004 Half-Life 2
2003 Call of Duty
2002 Battlefield 1942
2001 Black & White
2000 Diablo II
1999 Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
1998 Half-Life
1997 StarCraft

Computer Innovation[edit]

(Creativity / Innovation In Computer Gaming)

2004 : Half-Life 2
2003 : Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
2002 : Battlefield 1942
2001 : Black & White
2000 : Deus Ex
1999 : Disney's Magic Artist Studio
1998 : (tie) 3-D Castle Creator
1998 : (tie) Barbie Photo Designer Digital Camera & CD-ROM
1997 : Orly's Draw-A-Story

Computer Educational / Skills[edit]

2002 : Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Treasures of Knowledge
2000 : Jump Start Phonics Learning System
1999 : (age 9-16) Thinkin' Science ZAP!
1999 : (under 8) Jump Start Preschool
1998 : (educational) Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?
1998 : (skills) Carmen Sandiego Word Detective

Computer Family / Children's[edit]

2005 Children's : Backyard Skateboarding
2005 Family : Zoo Tycoon 2
2004 : Zoo Tycoon: Complete Collection
2002 : Backyard Basketball
2001 : Return of the Incredible Machine: Contraptions
2000 Children's : Disney's Villains' Revenge
2000 Family : 3D Ultra Lionel Traintown
1999 Children's : Disney/Pixar's A Bug's Life Action Game
1999 Family : National Geographic Maps
1998 : Lego Island

Computer First Person Action[edit]

2004 : Half-Life 2
2003 : Call of Duty
2002 : Medal of Honor: Allied Assault

Award show hosts[edit]

Since 2000, the annual award show has been hosted by many notable figures from the entertainment world.

2000 : Martin Short
2001 : Martin Lewis
2002 : Patton Oswalt
2003 : Dave Foley
2004 : Diane Mizota
2005 : Cory Rouse and Kurt Scholler
2006 : Jay Mohr
2007 : Jay Mohr
2008 : Jay Mohr
2009 : Jay Mohr
2010 : Jay Mohr
2011 : Jay Mohr [1]
2012 : Chris Hardwick
2013 : Freddie Wong and Felicia Day

Hall of Fame[edit]

Since 1998, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has annually inducted into its "Hall of Fame" video game developers that have made revolutionary and innovative achievements in the video game industry/computer game industry.[7]

Inductees[edit]

Year Person Company/Function Notable Games
2014 Sam Houser, Dan Houser and Leslie Benzies Co-Founders of Rockstar Games Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption and Bully.
2013 Gabe Newell Co-Founder and CEO of Valve Software Portal, Half-Life, and Left 4 Dead.
2012 Tim Sweeney Co-Founder of Epic Games Unreal series.
2011 Ray Muzyka & Greg Zeschuk Co-Founders of BioWare Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect, and Dragon Age.
2010 Mark Cerny Cerny Games Marble Madness, Ratchet and Clank, and Jak & Daxter.
2009 Bruce Shelley Ensemble Studios Age of Empires.
2008 Michael Morhaime President & Co-Founder of Blizzard Entertainment Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo.
2007 Dani Bunten (1949–1998) Founder of Ozark Softscape M.U.L.E..
2006 Richard Garriott Founder of Origin Systems Ultima series and Tabula Rasa.
2005 Trip Hawkins Founder of Electronic Arts and Digital Chocolate Madden Football.
2004 Peter Molyneux Founder of Lionhead Studios and Bullfrog Productions Black & White, Populous, Magic Carpet, Syndicate, Dungeon Keeper, and the Fable series (Fable, Fable II, and Fable III).
2003 Yu Suzuki SEGA Multiple arcade-games, as well as, Hang-On, Space Harrier, Out Run, After Burner, Virtua Racing, Virtua Fighter, and Shenmue.
2002 Will Wright Founder of Maxis SimCity and Spore.
2001 John D. Carmack Founder of id Software Commander Keen, Doom, Quake, and Rage.
2000 Hironobu Sakaguchi Originally at Square(Renamed Square Enix), Founder of Mistwalker Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, Parasite Eve, Lost Odyssey, and The Last Story.
1999 Sid Meier Founder of Firaxis Games and MicroProse Pirates!, Railroad Tycoon, Civilization, and Alpha Centauri.
1998 Shigeru Miyamoto Nintendo Donkey Kong, Mario, The Legend of Zelda, F-Zero, Star Fox, and Pikmin series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joystiq|accessdate=16 January 2013 http://www.joystiq.com/2012/10/24/dice-2013-changes/|publisher=Joystiq|accessdate=16 January 2013
  2. ^ a b "Did You Know? Nintendo Wins Two Interactive Achievement Awards". Nintendo. Nintendo of America Inc. 2008-02-08. Archived from the original on 20 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  3. ^ Referred to in the past as "Persistent World", "Online", or "Online Role-Playing" Game of the Year.
  4. ^ Awarded Console Sports Simulation Game of the Year.
  5. ^ Awarded Console Action Sports Game of the Year.
  6. ^ a b 'Revenge' Tastes Sweet Reward IGN.com (May 24, 1999). Retrieved on 2-13-11.
  7. ^ AIAS Hall of Fame
  • "Hall of Fame". Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2011-09-22. 

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