UNCHARTED 2 nabs 10 awards, GOTY at the Interactive Achievement Awards
Wow. This has just been an amazing evening -- Naughty Dog and UNCHARTED 2 received 10 awards at the 13th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, including Game of the Year.
Even though we've been out celebrating, this news just can't wait. Earlier this evening, eight Naughty Dogs including myself, attended the 13th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards ceremony as part of the D.I.C.E. Summit 2010. We didn't know what to expect, as we were nominated in an unprecedented 15 categories and up against some very worthy games in every category -- 2009 was an incredible year for gaming as every game nominated was great enough to win an award. But I know we all wanted to win something, to be recognized, with the hope that the members of our industry, the members of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences thought our game was worthy of recognition, hopefully of the Game of the Year kind. Boy, did they. We're proud, honored and exceedingly flattered to have UNCHARTED 2 nab 10 awards this evening:
- Game of the Year
- Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
- Adventure Game of the Year
- Outstanding Achievement in Animation
- Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering
- Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
- Outstanding Achievement in Story - Original
- Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
- Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering
- Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
There will be a better time for a more thoughtful thank you, but we couldn't wait to tell everyone -- thank you to all our fans and community and all our colleagues in the gaming industry for the positive words, the support and the recognition you've brought to our studio, our work and our games. It means a lot to us. Also -- a well-deserved congratulations to the many friends and colleagues throughout the industry whose work was nominated or won an award this evening! We're not stopping just because we won a crazy number of important awards. We have the great fortune of having an amazing multiplayer community for UNCHARTED 2 that is really important to us. We'll continue to support that community through our downloadable content and updates to our online modes -- however popular or unpopular they may be -- to refine UNCHARTED 2 multiplayer and it as awesome as we can.