December 13, 2010
Full Sail University (www.fullsail.edu) would like to congratulate its 13 graduates that worked on this year’s Game of the Year winner at the 2010 SPIKE Video Game Awards, Red Dead Redemption. The awards aired live from Los Angeles on December 11, 2010, and were hosted by film and TV star, Neil Patrick Harris.
Including Red Dead Redemption, Full Sail graduates worked on all 5 out of 5 games that were nominated for Game of the Year. Rounding out the nominees were Call of Duty: Black Ops, God of War III, Halo: Reach, and Mass Effect 2. In total, 41 graduates were credited on 19 nominated projects at the 2010 SPIKE Video Game Awards.
“Full Sail is honored to celebrate the dedication and passion required to create award-winning games for audiences to enjoy,” said Rob Catto, Program Director of Game Studies. “It is with great pride that we stand alongside our numerous alumni and congratulate them on their contribution to projects that were nominated for VGA awards this year, and we look forward to the projects they will share with us in the future.”
Of other winning titles handed out at the 2010 SPIKE Video Game Awards, Full Sail University graduates worked on Best Xbox 360 Game: Mass Effect 2; Best PS3 Game: God of War III; Best Shooter: Call of Duty: Black Ops; Best RPG: Mass Effect 2; Best Multi-Player: Halo: Reach; Best Individual Sports Game: Tiger Woods PGA 11; Best Original Score: Red Dead Redemption; Best Graphics: God of War III; and Best Downloadable Content: Red Dead Redemption.
About Full Sail University:
Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs by Electronic Gaming Monthly, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. In 2011, Full Sail received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, was named the “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.
Full Sail offers Master, Bachelor, and Associate campus and online degree programs in areas related to animation, art, business, education, graphic design, film, marketing, web development, music, recording arts, sports, and video games. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Spike Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.