Submissions Open for the 25th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), the video game industry’s professional trade organization, representing over 30,000 development and creative members, has opened submissions for the 25th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards (#DICEAwards), serving to recognize excellence among peers currently working in games. 
 
This year's D.I.C.E. Awards ceremony will celebrate its 25th anniversary and close the three-day D.I.C.E. Summit on the evening of Thursday, February 24th at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.

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Game Maker's Sketchbook Winning Selections Announced

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), iam8bit, and fortyseven (47) communications is launching the Game Maker's Sketchbook - a new, annual arts showcase to promote and honor a broad spectrum of art by specific artists in video games.

The 2021 selections for the inaugural year of the Game Maker’s Sketchbook have been announced. The works of art are now available to view in our gallery. Fans and supporters may purchase prints through the iam8bit store for a 2-week limited period, July 21 – Aug. 5, with proceeds benefiting non-profit organization AIAS in its mission to serve games and game makers.

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Peter McConnell

Composer

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Austin Wintory chats with luminary composer Peter McConnell. Together they discuss his long pioneering journey through the games industry from LucasArts to his latest work on Double Fine's Psychonauts 2.

Peter McConnell has composed award-winning scores for a diverse range of video games including Broken AgeHearthstone: Heroes of WarcraftPlants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, the Sly Cooper series, Star Wars: The Old RepublicPsychonautsBrutal Legend and Grim Fandango. Before working independently, Peter composed in-house at LucasArts contributing to beloved franchises such as Star WarsIndiana Jones and Monkey Island.

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2021 AIAS Foundatioon Scholars Announced

The AIAS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), is pleased to award 11 scholarships to outstanding students and early professionals who are dedicating their careers to the advancement of the video game industry.

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D.I.C.E. Awards Roundtables Now Available

The AIAS is excited to begin releasing the extended roundtable conversations from the 24th Annual #DICEAwards, starting with Role-Playing Game of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Game Design. Moderated by Spawn on Me's Kahlief Adams, watch our nominees share candid discussions and insights about their games.
 
More #DICEAwards roundtables will be released in the coming weeks. Follow our Twitter @Official_AIAS and subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest updates!

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D.I.C.E. Conversations

The AIAS is bringing the unparalleled networking and shared conversations of the D.I.C.E. Summit to virtual platforms with online talks and roundtables as a brand new recurring series called D.I.C.E. Conversations.

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