Academy Of Interactive Arts & Sciences
Academy Of Interactive Arts & Sciences
Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences

1999 Interactive Achievement Awards



Half-Life

Computer Action Game of the Year

Computer Action Games are titles on a PC or Mac that follow the gameplay from the perspective of the character that the player is controlling. These games feature heavy weapons use and/or involve characters engaged in combat while moving through a linear or open environment. The opponent can either be controlled by another player or by the game.
Grim Fandango

Computer Adventure Game of the Year

Computer Adventure games are those titles on a PC or Mac in which players are challenged with real-time action activities where timing, skill and accuracy are necessary to succeed. Puzzle-solving, resource management and exploration often drive the quest oriented narrative rather than primarily combat mechanics.
Disney/Pixar's A Bug's Life Action Game

Computer Children's Entertainment Title of the Year

The Computer Children's Entertainment Title of the Year shall be awarded to the best title on a PC or Mac of any genre geared towards children.
Barbie Photo Designer Digital Camera and CD-Rom

Computer Creativity Title of the Year

The Computer Creativity Title of the Year shall be awarded to the best title on a PC or Mac that is used for creative pursuits.
JumpStart Preschool

Computer Educational Title of the Year (0-8 years)

Computer Educational titles are those on a PC or Mac which use themes, graphics, and interactive systems to teach various subjects such as science, language, and mathematics to younger children.
Thinkin' Science ZAP!

Computer Educational Title of the Year (9-16 years)

Computer Educational titles are those on a PC or Mac which use themes, graphics, and interactive systems to teach various subjects such as science, language, and mathematics to older children and young adults.
National Geographic Maps

Computer Family Title of the Year

The Computer Family Title of the Year shall be awarded to the best title of any genre on a PC or Mac geared towards a shared, family gaming experience. The title�s play dynamics must be suitable for a younger audience but can appeal to adults as well. These games often offer a mini-game component and encourage group play.
Half-Life

Computer Game of the Year

The best game voted by the membership of the Academy that operates on a Windows or Macintosh OS-based multipurpose computing system.
Baldur's Gate

Computer Role Playing Game of the Year

This award honors a PC or Mac title where an individual assumes the role of one or more characters and develops those characters in terms of abilities, statistics, and/or traits as the game progresses. Gameplay involves exploring, acquiring resources, solving puzzles, and interacting with player or non-player characters in a persistent world. Through the player�s actions, his/her virtual characters� statistics or traits demonstrably evolve throughout the game.
Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit

Computer Simulation Game of the Year

Computer Simulation Games are games on a PC or Mac which use game play systems to simulate aspects of the real world.
FIFA 99

Computer Sports Game of the Year

Computer Sports games are games on a PC or Mac which offer the user the opportunity to virtually reproduce a sporting experience: either a realistic portrayal of an actual sport or games that reproduce for the user the experience of participating in an existing competitive sport.
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri

Computer Strategy Game of the Year

Computer Strategy games are defined to be those PC or Mac titles in which the user directs or manipulates resources to create a set of conditions that result in success as determined within the confines of the game. These games can offer the user the chance to simulate or to virtually reproduce an experience, real or imaginary, which would require some form of equipment. Strategy games emphasize the planning of tactics rather than the execution.
Banjo-Kazooie

Console Action Game of the Year

Computer Action Games are titles on a console that follow the gameplay from the perspective of the character that the player is controlling. These games feature heavy weapons use and/or involve characters engaged in combat while moving through a linear or open environment. The opponent can either be controlled by another player or by the game.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Console Adventure Game of the Year

Console Adventure games are those titles on a console in which players are challenged with real-time action activities where timing, skill and accuracy are necessary to succeed. Puzzle-solving, resource management and exploration often drive the quest oriented narrative rather than primarily combat mechanics.
WCW/NWO Revenge

Console Fighting Game of the Year

Console Fighting games are those titles on a console that offer the user the virtual experience of controlling a character engaging in individual combat with another character usually from a fixed camera perspective. The opponent can either be controlled by another player or by the game.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Console Game of the Year

The best game voted by the membership of the Academy that operates on a video game console platform.
Gran Turismo

Console Racing Game of the Year

Console Racing games are those console titles that allow the user to participate in a contest in which the objective is to convey an object through a course of virtual physical progress as quickly as possible. Racing games may involve competition against other user-controlled competitors or against system controlled competitors. Racing games must simulate vehicular motion.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Console Role-Playing Game of the Year

This award honors a console title where an individual assumes the role of one or more characters and develops those characters in terms of abilities, statistics, and/or traits as the game progresses. Gameplay involves exploring, acquiring resources, solving puzzles, and interacting with player or non-player characters in a persistent world. Through the player�s actions, his/her virtual characters� statistics or traits demonstrably evolve throughout the game.
1080 Snowboarding

Console Sports Game of the Year

Console Sports games are games on a console which offer the user the opportunity to virtually reproduce a sporting experience: either a realistic portrayal of an actual sport or games that reproduce for the user the experience of participating in an existing competitive sport.
GameSpot.com

Entertainment Site of the Year

This is the best website that focuses on entertainment-related subjects such as media and the arts.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Game of the Year

The single game, without regard to system or delivery mechanism, voted by the membership of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences that best utilizes the chosen medium to entertain users.
CNN.com

News/Information Site of the Year

The best website that features news and information. This is the site that best organizes information, informs the reader, and is most up-to-date.
Starsiege Tribes

Online Action/Strategy Game of the Year

The best game that uses online gameplay and design to allow players to play together in an action or strategy genre.
Multiplayer Jeopardy! Online

Online Family/Board Game of the Year

The Online Family/Board Game of the Year shall be awarded to the best title of any genre geared towards a shared, family gaming experience online. The title�s online play dynamics must be suitable for a younger audience but can appeal to adults as well. These games often offer a mini-game component and encourage group play over the internet.
Ultima Online: The Second Age

Online Role Playing Game of the Year

This award honors an online title where an individual assumes the role of one or more characters and develops those characters in terms of abilities, statistics, and/or traits as the game progresses. Gameplay involves exploring, acquiring resources, solving puzzles, and interacting with player or non-player characters in an online persistent world. Through the player�s actions, his/her virtual characters� statistics or traits demonstrably evolve throughout the game.
Banjo-Kazooie

Outstanding Achievement in Art/Graphics

Presented to the individual or team whose work represents the highest level of achievement in designing a unified graphic look for an interactive title.
Pokemon

Outstanding Achievement in Character or Story Development

Presented to the individual or team whose work has furthered the interactive experience through the creation of a memorable character or a memorable story within an interactive title.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Outstanding Achievement in Interactive Design

This award will be presented to the title that most effectively combines interactive and non-interactive elements to create a cohesive interactive experience.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Outstanding Achievement in Software Engineering

Presented to the individual or team whose work represents the highest level of achievement in software engineering for an interactive title.
Road Rash 3D

Outstanding Achievement in Sound and Music

Presented to the individual or team whose work represents the highest level of achievement in creating a unified audio environment, integrating both music and audio effects, in an interactive title.
1080 Snowboarding
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3-D Castle Creator
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3-D Ultra NASCAR Pinball
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Air Warrior III
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American Greetings Craft Deluxe
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Baldur's Gate
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Barbie Riding Club
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Bushido Blade 2
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Caesar III
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Close Combat III: The Russian Front
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CNN.com
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Comedy Central Online
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Cosmopolitan Virtual Makeover
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CyberStrike 2
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Dark Side of the Moon
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Descent: FreeSpace - The Great War
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Dragon Realms: Maritime Expansion
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Extreme G-2
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F-Zero X
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Fallout 2
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FIFA 99
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GameSpot.com
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Gran Turismo
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Heart of Darkness
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Hot Shots Golf
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Independence War
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Journey Into the Brain
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Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside
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LEGO Creator
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Links LS 1999
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Madden 99
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MechCommander
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MediEvil
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Meridian 59: Dark Auspices
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Metromix.com
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Might & Magic VI
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MSN Gaming Zone
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NASCAR Revolution
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Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit
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NFL Blitz
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Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus
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Panzer Dragoon Saga
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Printmaster Platinum 7.0
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Return to Krondor
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Road Rash 3D
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Sim City 3000
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Star Wars Droidworks
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Star Wars: Behind the Magic
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Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
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Starsiege Tribes
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Tenchu: Stealth Assassins
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The D Show
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The Game of LIFE
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Thinkin' Science ZAP!
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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six
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Total Air War
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Ultima Online: The Second Age
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Unreal
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Uproar.com
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WCW/NWO Revenge
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What's the Big Idea?
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Wild 9
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WWF: Warzone
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AKI Corporation

AKI Corporation

BioWare

BioWare

CNN Interactive

CNN Interactive

Cyberflix

Cyberflix

E-Pub Inc.

E-Pub Inc.

EA Tiburon

EA Tiburon

FASA Studio

FASA Studio

Iguana West

Iguana West

Juliana Cole

Juliana Cole

Maxis

Maxis

Microsoft

Microsoft

Midway Games

Midway Games

Polyphony Digital

Polyphony Digital

CNN Interactive

CNN Interactive

E-Pub Inc.

E-Pub Inc.

Midway

Midway

THQ

THQ