LBP Scoops Ten AIAS Noms

LittleBigPlanet is leading the way with 10 nominations in the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) 12th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards.

We’d be happy with an award for best use of capitalised letters in a sentence.


The awards are peer-based, which means that it’s industry peeps deciding what wins what. The awards ceremony will take place on February 19th, during the D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit 2009, at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. Jay Mohr will be hosting for the fourth time.

It’s an impressive set of nominations for LBP, which will be slugging it out with Fallout 3, GTA IV, Left 4 Dead and MGS 4 for the ‘Overall Game of the Year’ gong. LBP is also up for nine other awards:

Family Game of the Year
Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering
Outstanding Character Performance (SackBoy)
Outstanding Innovation in Gaming
Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Console Game of the Year

So, it’s a certainty for at least four of those, and along with the GotY that makes it a minimum of five. If it doesn’t win at least five I’ll do a forfeit: Suggestions in the comments below.

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