AIAS announces interactive achievement awards
Created 05/19/1999 - 23:00
On Friday, May 14, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS),
created to advance and recognize outstanding achievement in the interactive
arts, announced the recipients of its second annual Interactive Achievement
Awards. The awards were presented at an event held May 13 at the Variety
Arts Theater during the Electronic Entertainment Exposition in Los Angeles.
ZELDA: OCARINA OF TIME (Nintendo of America/Nintendo Co. Ltd.) won six
awards including Interactive Title of the Year, Adventure Game of the Year,
Role Playing Game of the Year, Console Game of Year and for Outstanding
Achievement in Interactive Design, and Outstanding Achievement in Software
Engineering. HALF-LIFE (Sierra Studios/Valve) captured awards for Action
Game of the Year and Computer Game of the Year, and BANJO-KAZOOIE (Nintendo
of America/Rare) was honored as Action Game of the Year and Outstanding
Achievement in Art/Graphics.
Among the other winners are: Disney/Pixar's A BUG'S LIFE ACTION GAME,
Disney Interactive/Traveller's Tale, Children's Entertainment Title of the
Year; NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAPS, Broderbund/National Geographic Interactive,
Family Title of the Year; Sid Meier's ALPHA CENTAURI, Electronic
Arts/Firaxis Games, Strategy Game of the Year; STARSIEGE TRIBES, Sierra
Online/Dynamix, Inc., Online Action/Strategy Game of the Year; GAMESPOT,
GameSpot Inc., Entertainment Site of the Year; CNN.COM/COLDWAR, CNN
Interactive, News/Information Site of the Year.