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Game of the Year – Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
Game of the Year – Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
Game of the Year – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – WINNER
Game of the Year – Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
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Animation…Cinema – Call of Duty
Animation…Cinema – Final Fantasy X-2
Animation…Cinema – Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
Animation…Cinema – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – WINNER
Animation…Cinema – Silent Hill 3
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Animation…Engine – Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball
Animation…Engine – Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
Animation…Engine – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – WINNER
Animation…Engine – Viewtiful Joe
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Art Dir…Cinema – Final Fantasy X-2
Art Dir…Cinema – Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
Art Dir…Cinema – Panzer Dragoon Orta – WINNER
Art Dir…Cinema – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
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Art Dir…Engine – Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
Art Dir…Engine – Final Fantasy X-2
Art Dir…Engine – Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker – WINNER
Art Dir…Engine – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
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Camera Dir…Engine – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – WINNER
Camera Dir…Engine – Project Gotham Racing 2
Camera Dir…Engine – SSX 3
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Character Design – Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball – WINNER
Character Design – Deus Ex: Invisible War
Character Design – Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
Character Design – Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Character Design – Voodoo Vince
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Control Design – Beyond Good & Evil
Control Design – Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
Control Design – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – WINNER
Control Design – Tony Hawk’s Underground
Control Design – Viewtiful Joe
Control Design – Wakeboarding Unleashed
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Control Precision – Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
Control Precision – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Control Precision – Soul Calibur II – WINNER
Control Precision – Top Spin
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Costume Design – Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
Costume Design – Devil May Cry 2
Costume Design – Final Fantasy X-2 – WINNER
Costume Design – Soul Calibur II
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Direction…Cinema – Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
Direction…Cinema – Medal of Honor: Rising Sun – WINNER
Direction…Cinema – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Direction…Cinema – Silent Hill 3
Direction…Cinema – Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Direction…Cinema – XIII
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Game Design – Beyond Good & Evil – WINNER
Game Design – Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
Game Design – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Game Design – Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Game Design – The Simpsons: Hit & Run
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Game…Orig Action – Armed and Dangerous
Game…Orig Action – Call of Duty – WINNER
Game…Orig Action – The Simpsons: Hit & Run
Game…Orig Action – True Crime: Streets of L.A.
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Game…Orig Adventure – Beyond Good & Evil – WINNER
Game…Orig Adventure – Primal
Game…Orig Adventure – Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
Game…Orig Adventure – The Getaway
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Game…Orig Children’s – Backyard Basketball
Game…Orig Children’s – Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg
Game…Orig Children’s – Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup
Game…Orig Children’s – Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga – WINNER
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Game…Orig Fighting – Def Jam: Vendetta
Game…Orig Fighting – War of the Monsters – WINNER
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Game…Orig Puzzle – Mojo! – WINNER
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Game…Orig Racing – Auto Modellista
Game…Orig Racing – Downhill Domination – WINNER
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Game…Orig RPG – Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand
Game…Orig RPG – Pirates of the Caribbean
Game…Orig RPG – Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – WINNER
Game…Orig RPG – Xenosaga: Episode 1
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Game…Orig Sports – Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball
Game…Orig Sports – ESPN NHL Hockey
Game…Orig Sports – Top Spin
Game…Orig Sports – Wakeboarding Unleashed
Game…Orig Sports – World Soccer: Winning Eleven 6 Int’l – WINNER
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Game…Sequel Action – Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
Game…Sequel Action – Jak II
Game…Sequel Action – Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne – WINNER
Game…Sequel Action – Star Wars Rebel Strike: Rogue Squadron III
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Game…Sequel Adventure – Deus Ex: Invisible War
Game…Sequel Adventure – Ghost Recon: Island Thunder
Game…Sequel Adventure – Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
Game…Sequel Adventure – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – WINNER
Game…Sequel Adventure – Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 3
Game…Sequel Adventure – Tron 2.0
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Game…Sequel Children’s – Ape Escape 2
Game…Sequel Children’s – Kirby’s Air Ride
Game…Sequel Children’s – Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire
Game…Sequel Children’s – Super Mario Advance 4: SMB 3 – WINNER
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Game…Sequel Fighting – Soul Calibur II – WINNER
Game…Sequel Fighting – Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution
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Game…Sequel Puzzle – Bombastic
Game…Sequel Puzzle – Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo – WINNER
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Game…Sequel Racing – F-Zero GX
Game…Sequel Racing – Mario Kart: Double Dash!! – WINNER
Game…Sequel Racing – Midnight Club II
Game…Sequel Racing – Need for Speed Underground
Game…Sequel Racing – Project Gotham Racing 2
Game…Sequel Racing – Splashdown: Rides Gone Wild
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Game…Sequel RPG – Dark Cloud 2
Game…Sequel RPG – Final Fantasy X-2
Game…Sequel RPG – Final Fantasy XI – WINNER
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Game…Sequel Sports – Links 2004
Game…Sequel Sports – Madden NFL 2004
Game…Sequel Sports – SSX 3 – WINNER
Game…Sequel Sports – Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004
Game…Sequel Sports – Tony Hawk’s Underground
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Game…Simulation Game – Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
Game…Simulation Game – Railroad Tycoon 3
Game…Simulation Game – Sim City 4 – WINNER
Game…Simulation Game – Zoo Tycoon Complete Collection
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Game…Special Class – Amplitude
Game…Special Class – Dance Dance Revolution Ultra Mix
Game…Special Class – DDR Max 2
Game…Special Class – Karaoke Revolution – WINNER
Game…Special Class – Wario Ware Inc.: Mega MicroGame$
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Game…Strategy – Advance Wars 2
Game…Strategy – Command & Conquer: Generals – WINNER
Game…Strategy – Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
Game…Strategy – Gladius
Game…Strategy – Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown
Game…Strategy – Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
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Graphics…Technical – Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
Graphics…Technical – Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
Graphics…Technical – Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
Graphics…Technical – Need for Speed Underground – WINNER
Graphics…Technical – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Graphics…Technical – Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 3
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Innovation…Game Play – Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand
Innovation…Game Play – Eye Toy Play – WINNER
Innovation…Game Play – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
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Innovation…Tech – Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand
Innovation…Tech – Eye Toy – WINNER
Innovation…Tech – Game Boy Advance SP
Innovation…Tech – Karaoke Revolution
Innovation…Tech – Xbox Music Mixer
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Lighting/Texturing – Call of Duty
Lighting/Texturing – Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
Lighting/Texturing – Deus Ex Invisible War
Lighting/Texturing – Need for Speed Underground
Lighting/Texturing – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – WINNER
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Orig/Adapt Song – “Late Goodbye,” Max Payne 2 – WINNER
Orig/Adapt Song – “Time is Changing,” Dark Cloud 2
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Original Musical Score – Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
Original Musical Score – Secret Weapons over Normandy
Original Musical Score – Silent Hill 3 – WINNER
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Song Collection – Amplitude – WINNER
Song Collection – Primal
Song Collection – Project Gotham Racing 2
Song Collection – Tony Hawk’s Underground
Song Collection – True Crime: Streets of L.A.
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Sound Effects – Armed and Dangerous
Sound Effects – Call of Duty – WINNER
Sound Effects – Silent Hill 3
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Use of Sound – Call of Duty
Use of Sound – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Use of Sound – Silent Hill 3 – WINNER
Use of Sound – Tron 2.0
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Voice Performance – Adam West, “XIII” – WINNER
Voice Performance – Andreas Katsulas, “Primal”
Voice Performance – Bruce Campbell, “Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick”
Voice Performance – Hudson Leick, “Primal”
Voice Performance – Raphael Sbarge, “Star Wars: Knights of the Old…”
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Writing…Dialogue – Armed and Dangerous – WINNER
Writing…Dialogue – Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds
Writing…Dialogue – Final Fantasy X-2
Writing…Dialogue – Jak II
Writing…Dialogue – Primal
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Writing…Story – Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
Writing…Story – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Writing…Story – Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – WINNER
Writing…Story – The Getaway
Writing…Story – Tron 2.0

 

 

UBISOFT SETS RECORD WITH 10 AWARDS

 

March 31, 2004 — Today, the National Academy of Video Game Testers and Reviewers Corp. announced the winners for its third annual “NAViGaTR” awards honoring interactive entertainment. A voting body of more than 950 eligible video game testers, reviewers, and media critics determined the initial nominees in 43 categories and selected the winners, which were announced live March 25 and 26 at the Game Developers Conference.

 

With seven (7) awards, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time™ was the only game to win more than 2 awards, including Game of the Year. Sony and Electronic Arts each one five awards as publishers, while Nintendo and Konami won 4 awards each. LucasArts won 3 awards.

 

Ubisoft, with 7 awards for Prince of Persia, two (2) awards for Beyond Good & Evil, and one (1) award for Adam West’s voice performance in “XIII,” has set a publishers’ record by winning 10 awards in a single year.

 

Computer Graphics World (www.cgw.com) hosted the announcement event from its booth on the expo floor, with presenters David Michael, Stephen Peacock, Joe Markert, and Tommy Tallarico. “I want to thank Karen Moltenbrey, Susan Hughes, and Kathleen DePetrillo at Computer Graphics World for really having fun with this event and making it a success for us,” said Thomas J. Allen, executive director for NAVGTR Corp. “I hope the developers enjoyed it as much as we did.”

 

In addition to serving as a presenter, David Michael was covering the GDC for GameDev.net (www.gamedev.net). He is also the author of “The Indie Game Development Survival Guide.” Stephen Peacock serves as Global Games Manager of NXN Software.

 

Joe Markert is the Chief Gaming Officer with Gamehelper, a service group providing Beta-Test Management, End-User Support and Community Management services to the interactive entertainment industry. Gamehelper is now working with Our Tribe Productions to handle media sales and content for their TV show Gamer Nation TV. For more information, point your browser to http://www.gamernationtv.com and www.gamehelper.com.

 

Tommy Tallarico is the President of Tommy Tallarico Studios, Inc., a well-known audio development studio serving the game industry. He is also the President/Founder of G.A.N.G. (Game Audio Network Guild, online at www.audiogang.org, which is devoted to bringing more attention to game audio as an integral part of the gaming experience. The company also has an annual awards program voted on by audio professional members. In addition to his work in the game industry, Tommy is also a host, writer, and co-producer for “The Electric Playground” and “Judgment Day,” two television shows covering the industry. “Judgment Day” is featured on the G4 network and other outlets, and is currently the only program on G4 with true critical analysis.

 

About Computer Graphics World

 

Computer Graphics World, serving digital content professionals for more than 25 years, is a part of the PennWell media family. PennWell, established in 1910, is a highly diversified media company serving strategic business markets worldwide. These strategic markets include petroleum, electric power, electronics, communications, information technology, water, fire services, manufacturing, and healthcare.

 

About NAVGTR Corp.

 

NAVGTR Corp. is a 501(c)(6) non-profit corporation devoted to promoting and recognizing the developments and achievements of the interactive entertainment industry for public awareness and education. In addition to the annual awards, the academy’s future goals include acknowledging, documenting, and/or memorializing industry leaders and historical events through educational and informative television specials or videos, as well as efforts to preserve the history of interactive entertainment through the development of archives in public libraries and universities. (www.navgtr.org)

 

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