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 Skyrim  wins big at 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards

Skyrim wins big at 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards

February 10, 2012 | By Mike Rose

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has announced the winners of its 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, with Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim taking home multiple awards.

The AIAS is a not-for-profit organization that celebrates creativity in video games worldwide. The IAA ceremony took place last night as part of the 2012 D.I.C.E. Summit.

Skyrim won a total of five awards, including Game of the Year, while both PlayStation 3 hit Uncharted 3 and Valve's first-person puzzler Portal 2 took home three awards each.

Other notable winners included Halfbrick's Fruit Ninja Kinect as Casual Game of the Year, and Infinity Blade II taking home Mobile Game of the Year.

The award winners in full are as follows:

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

Portal 2 (Valve)

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Battlefield 3 (EA)

Outstanding Achievement in Story

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)

Outstanding Character Performance

Portal 2 - Wheatley (Valve)

Downloadable Title of the Year

Bastion (Warner Bros)

Casual Game of the Year

Fruit Ninja Kinect (Microsoft Studios)

Social Networking Game of the Year

The Sims Social (EA)

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Online Game of the Year

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming

Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure (Activision)

Sports Game of the Year

FIFA 12 (EA)

Racing Game of the Year

Forza Motorsport 4 (Microsoft Studios)

Fighting Game of the Year

Mortal Kombat (Warner Bros)

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

Orcs Must Die! (Microsoft Studios)

Family Game of the Year

LittleBigPlanet 2 (SCEA)

Mobile Game of the Year

Infinity Blade II (Epic Games)

Handheld Game of the Year

Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo)

Adventure Game of the Year

Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros)

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

Star Wars: The Old Republic (EA)

Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity

Portal 2 (Valve)

Action Game of the Year

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision)

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (SCEA)

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (SCEA)

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (SCEA)

Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)

Game of the Year

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)

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