BioShock receives 12 AIAS nominations

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The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for its 11th annual Interactive Achievement Awards, with BioShock receiving a record 12 nominations including Overall Game of the Year.

The peer-based awards recognise the outstanding products, talented individuals and development teams that have contributed to the advancement of the entertainment software industry.

"This year's finalists reflect the commitment game makers have to create compelling, engaging and exciting experiences for the expanding game playing audience," said AIAS president Joseph Olin.

"The 2008 nominees represent the tremendous talent and passion that our members bring to their craft. The Interactive Achievement Awards are dedicated to acknowledging the men and women who create these innovative and excellent games."

The partial list of finalists include:

Overall Game of the Year:

  • BioShock
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Rock Band
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • The Orange Box

Console Game of the Year:

  • BioShock
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Mass Effect
  • Rock Band
  • Super Mario Galaxy

Computer Game of the Year:

  • BioShock
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Crysis
  • The Orange Box
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming:

  • Assassin's Creed
  • BioShock
  • Rock Band
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • The Orange Box

Handheld Game of the Year:

  • Drawn to Life
  • Jeanne d'Arc
  • Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
  • Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters
  • The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

The awards ceremony, hosted by Jay Mohr, will take place during The D.I.C.E. Summit 2008 on February 7 at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas.

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