The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has announced the 2012 finalists for its annual Interactive Achievement Awards. A trio of downloadable PC/Mac games –Drawn: Trail of Shadows, Bastion and Orcs Must Die! – were all nominated in the Downloadable Game of the Year category, which shouldn’t be too surprising since they also appeared on Gamezebo’s own Best of 2011 lists. Read the full list of categories and nominees below.

Rounding out the list of nominees in the Downloadable category are a couple of Xbox LIVE Arcade games: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (Xbox Live Arcade), Ms. Splosion Man (Xbox 360). The winners will be announced on Feb. 9 during the D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit in Las Vegas.

Game of the Year

Batman: Arkham City

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Developer: Rocksteady Studios

Portal 2

Publisher: Valve Corporation

Developer: Valve Corporation

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Developer: Bethesda Game Studios

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Nintendo

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment AmericaDeveloper: Naughty Dog

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming

Bastion

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Developer: Supergiant Games

L.A. Noire

Publisher: Rockstar Games

Developer: Team Bondi

Portal 2

Publisher: Valve Corporation

Developer: Valve Corporation

Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure

Publisher: Activision

Developer: Toys for Bob

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Developer: Bethesda Game Studios

Action Game of the Year

Battlefield 3

Publisher: Electronic Arts, Inc.

Developer: DICE

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Publisher: Activision

Developer: Infinity Ward/Sledgehammer Games

Dead Space 2

Publisher: Electronic Arts, Inc.

Developer: Visceral

Gears of War 3

Publisher: Microsoft Games

Developer: Epic Games

Saints Row: The Third

Publisher: THQ Inc.

Developer: Volition INC.)

Adventure Game of the Year

Batman: Arkham City

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Developer: Rocksteady Studios

L.A. Noire

Publisher: Rockstar Games

Developer: Team Bondi

Portal 2

Publisher: Valve Corporation

Developer: Valve Corporation

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Nintendo

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America

Developer: Naughty Dog

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

Dark Souls

Publisher: Namco Bandai Games

Developer: From Software

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Publisher: Square Enix

Developer: Eidos Montreal

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Publisher: Electronic Arts, Inc.

Developer: BioWare Austin

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Developer: Bethesda Game Studios

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

Publisher: Atari

Developer: CD Projekt

Mobile Game of the Year

Contre Jour

Publisher: Electronic Arts, Inc.

Developer: Chillingo

Dead Space

Publisher: Electronic Arts, Inc.

Developer: EA Mobile

Infinity Blade II

Publisher: Epic Games

Developer: Chair Entertainment

Tentacles

Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Developer: Press Play

The Dark Meadow

Publisher: Phosphor Games Studio

Developer: Phosphor Games Studio

Handheld Game of the Year

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

Publisher: Capcom U.S. A.

Developer: Capcom

Kirby Mass Attack

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Hal Laboratory

Mario Kart 7

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Nintendo

Professor Layton and the Last Specter

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Level 5

Super Mario 3D Land

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Nintendo

Downloadable Game of the Year

Bastion

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Developer: Supergiant Games

Drawn: Trail of Shadows

Publisher: Big Fish Games

Developer: Big Fish Games

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

Publisher: Microsoft Games

Developer: Fuel Cell

Ms. Splosion Man

Publisher: Microsoft Games

Developer: Twisted Pixel Games

Orcs Must Die!

Publisher: Microsoft Games

Developer: Robot Entertainment