SackBoy triumphs at AIAS awards

Media Molecule’s LittleBigPlanet proved a runaway success at this years Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences' awards, notching up no fewer than eight gongs including Best Game and Best Game Direction.

The cutesy platform romp found itself up against some tough competition, including the likes of Konami’s Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and Epic Games’ Gears of War 2.

Nonetheless, SackBoy proved too much for the likes of Old Snake and Marcus Fenix, stomping over both in a variety of categories, including Outstanding Achievement in Character Performance.

See below for the full round up.

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Castle Crashers
Gears of War 2
Left 4 Dead
Metal Gear Solider 4: Guns of the Patriots
Prince of Persia [WINNER]

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

Dead Space
Fable II
LittleBigPlanet [WINNER]
Mirror's Edge
Prince of Persia

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering

Gears of War
LittleBigPlanet [WINNER]
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Resistance 2
Tomb Raider: Underworld

Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering

Fable II
Fallout 3
Left 4 Dead
Spore [WINNER]
Tom Clancy's EndWar

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

Call of Duty: World at War
Gears of War 2
Left 4 Dead [WINNER]
NHL 09
Rock Band 2

Outstanding Achievement in Original Story

Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway
Fable II
Fallout 3 [WINNER]
Grand Theft Auto IV
Professor Layton and the Curious Village

Outstanding Achievement in Adapted Story

LEGO Batman: The Videogame
Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe
Naruto: The Broken Bond
Quantum of Solace
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed [WINNER]

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

de Blob
Dead Space
Fable II
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots [WINNER]
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack

Guitar Hero: World Tour
LittleBigPlanet
MotorStorm: Pacific Rift
Rock Band 2 [WINNER]
SingStar PS3 Vol. 1

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Dead Space [WINNER]
Gears of War 2
LittleBigPlanet
Prince of Persia
WipEout HD

Outstanding Achievement in Character Performance

Gears of War 2 - Dom
Gears of War 2 - Marcus
LittleBigPlanet – Sackboy [WINNER]
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - Old Snake
Tomb Raider: Underworld - Lara Croft

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

Fable II
Fallout 3
Gears of War 2
Left 4 Dead
World of Goo [WINNER]

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

Fallout 3
Gears of War 2
Left 4 Dead
LittleBigPlanet [WINNER]
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming

Braid
Left 4 Dead
LittleBigPlanet [WINNER]
Spore
Wii Fit

Family Game of the Year

Boom Blox
LittleBigPlanet [WINNER]
Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party
Rock Band 2
Wii Fit

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 [WINNER]
Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
Sins of a Solar Empire
Tom Clancy's EndWar

Role-Playing Game of the Year

Fable II
Fallout 3 [WINNER]
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time
Tales of Vesperia

Adventure Game of the Year

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
God of War: Chains of Olympus
Mirror's Edge [WINNER]
Naruto: The Broken Bond
Prince of Persia

Action Game of the Year

Call of Duty: World at War
Dead Space [WINNER]
Far Cry 2
Gears of War 2
Grand Theft Auto IV

Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

EVE Online: Quantum Rise
Pirates of the Burning Sea
PMOG
Warhammer Online; Age of Reckoning
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King [WINNER]

Sports Game of the Year

FIFA 09
Madden NFL 09
MLB 08: The Show
NBA 2K9
NHL 09 [WINNER]

Racing Game of the Year

Burnout Paradise [WINNER]
GRID
Mario Kart Wii
MotorStorm Pacific Rift
Pure

Fighting Game of the Year

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
Soul Calibur IV
Super Smash Bros. Brawl [WINNER]
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2009

Casual Game of the Year

Braid [WINNER]
Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhurst
Patapon
Professor Layton and the Curious Village
World of Goo

Handheld Game of the Year

Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
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    Release date (US):
    October 27th, 2008
    Developer:
    Media Molecule
    Genre:
    Action - Platformer
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