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Computer Action/Adventure Game of the Year

Computer Action/Adventure Game of the Year

Computer Action/Adventure games are those titles on a PC or Mac in which players are challenged with real-time action activities and combat where possibly skill, accuracy and puzzle-solving are required.
Computer Children's Entertainment Title of the Year

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.
Computer First Person Action Game of the Year

Computer First Person Action Game of the Year

Computer First Person Action games are games on a PC or Mac which feature game play in the first-person perspective. Such games often (but not always) involve weapons combat in addition to other game play mechanics suited to a first-person perspective.
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Computer Game of the Year

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.
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Computer Role Playing Game of the Year

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.
Console Action Sports Game of the Year

Console Action Sports Game of the Year

Console Action Sports games are games on a console that offer the user the opportunity to virtually reproduce a sporting experience outside the realm of traditional sports.
Console Action/Adventure Game of the Year

Console Action/Adventure Game of the Year

Console Action/Adventure games are those titles on a console in which players are challenged with real-time action activities and combat where possibly skill, accuracy and puzzle-solving are required.
Console Children's Game of the Year

Console Children's Game of the Year

The Console Children's Game of the Year shall be awarded to the best title on a console of any genre geared towards children.
Console Family Game of the Year

Console Family Game of the Year

The Console Family Game of the Year shall be awarded to the best title of any genre on a console 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.
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Console First Person Action Game of the Year

Console First Person Action Game of the Year

Console First Person Action games are games on a console which feature game play in the first-person perspective. Such games often (but not always) involve weapons combat in addition to other game play mechanics suited to a first-person perspective.
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Console Game of the Year

Console Game of the Year

The best game voted by the membership of the Academy that operates on a video game console platform.
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Console Role Playing Game of the Year

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.
Downloadable Game of the Year

Downloadable Game of the Year

The Downloadable Game of the Year shall be the game where the sole form of distribution is through a digital marketplace on PC or console.
Family Game of the Year

Family Game of the Year

The Family Game of the Year shall be awarded to the best title of any genre 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.
Fighting Game of the Year

Fighting Game of the Year

Fighting games are those titles 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.
Game of the Year

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.
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Handheld Game of the Year

Handheld Game of the Year

The Handheld Game of the Year shall be the game developed specifically for a handheld gaming platform that demonstrates the greatest achievement in overall game design, play and/or breakthrough in handheld gaming. All game genres are included. Handheld platforms include, but are not limited to: Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Sony PlayStation Portable, and Sony PS Vita.
Massively Multiplayer/Persistent World Game of the Year

Massively Multiplayer/Persistent World Game of the Year

This award recognizes the best online massively multiplayer or persistent world game.
Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

This award will be presented to the individual or team whose work represents the highest level of achievement in bringing a character or characters to life in an interactive title. This award will consider the fluidity of movement, and interaction with the environment in addition to contextual realism (look and feel).
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Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

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

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.
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Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

This award will be presented to the title that most effectively combines interactive and non-interactive elements to create a cohesive gameplay experience.
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Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering

Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering

Presented to the individual or team whose work represents the highest level of achievement in engineering artificial intelligence and related elements which contribute to a challenging game.
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Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

This award will be presented to the individual or team whose work represents the highest level of achievement in online gameplay in an interactive title. These titles frequently offer excellent matchmaking systems, innovative gameplay options including collaborative and competitive gameplay, user customization and fluidity of gameplay.
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Outstanding Achievement in Original Musical Composition

Outstanding Achievement in Original Musical Composition

Presented to the individual or team whose work represents the highest level of achievement in original musical composition for an interactive title. Both the quality of the score and the integration of the score into the title will be considered when determining the recipient of this Award.
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Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

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.
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Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack

Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack

Presented to the individual or team whose work represents the highest level of achievement in soundtrack (collection of songs) for an interactive title. The selection, quality and integration of the songs into the interactive title will be considered when determining the recipient of this Award.
Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering

Presented to the individual or team whose work represents the highest level of achievement in rendering 3-D virtual environments for an interactive title.
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Outstanding Character Performance - Female

Outstanding Character Performance - Female

Presented to the individual or team whose work has furthered the interactive experience through the creation of a memorable female character within an interactive title. Outstanding female character takes into consideration the marriage of voice acting and performance (motion capture work), character design and execution, and writing.
Outstanding Character Performance - Male

Outstanding Character Performance - Male

Presented to the individual or team whose work has furthered the interactive experience through the creation of a memorable male character within an interactive title. Outstanding male character takes into consideration the marriage of voice acting and performance (motion capture work), character design and execution, and writing.
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Outstanding Innovation in Computer Gaming

Outstanding Innovation in Computer Gaming

The PC or Mac game that, through innovation of design and execution, is most likely to define a new category of games, or represents a creative or technological breakthrough in an existing console category or genre.
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Outstanding Innovation in Console Gaming

Outstanding Innovation in Console Gaming

The console game that, through innovation of design and execution, is most likely to define a new category of games, or represents a creative or technological breakthrough in an existing console category or genre.
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Platform Action/Adventure Game of the Year

Platform Action/Adventure Game of the Year

Platform Action/Adventure games are those titles in which players are challenged with platform-movement, real-time action activities and combat where possibly skill, accuracy and puzzle-solving are required.
Racing Game of the Year

Racing Game of the Year

Racing games are those 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.
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Simulation Game of the Year

Simulation Game of the Year

Simulation Games use game play systems to simulate aspects of the real world.
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Sports Game of the Year

Sports Game of the Year

Sports games 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.
Sports Simulation Game of the Year

Sports Simulation Game of the Year

Sports simulation games offer the user the opportunity to virtually reproduce a real-life sporting experience.
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Strategy Game of the Year

Strategy Game of the Year

Strategy games are defined to be those 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.
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Wireless Game of the Year

Wireless Game of the Year

The Wireless Game of the Year shall be the game developed for a wireless phone or handset that demonstrates the greatest achievement in overall game design, play and/or breakthrough in wireless gaming.
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1C

1C

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Boston Animation

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Dimps

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Luxoflux

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Pogo

Pogo

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Visual Concepts

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Sega

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