The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences is proud to honor the year’s finest achievements in video games with nominations for the 17th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards (#DICEAwards), the video game industry’s premier peer-based awards show. The Academy’s 22,000+ members, comprised of the interactive publishing and development communities, recognize excellence in 24 different interactive game categories in one of the highest forms of recognition in the industry.
61 games were recognized with D.I.C.E. Awards nominations for the past year. Leading is The Last of Us with 13 nods, including Game of the Year. Games also recognized for 2013’s highest honor: Assassin's Creed: IV Black Flag, Bioshock Infinite, Grand Theft Auto V and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. Titles with multiple nominations include Grand Theft Auto V with seven, Bioshock Infinite with six, and Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and Tearaway tying with five each.
The D.I.C.E. Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, Feb. 6 at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas at the end of the 2014 D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit (#DICE2014); it will live stream in its entirety at 7:30pm PT/10:30pm ET. Also being honored this year as the Pioneer Award recipient is Eugene Jarvis, legendary video game designer whose arcade-era games Defender and Robotron: 2084 have made lasting impact on the games industry.
The complete list of Awards categories, finalists, and game maker credits is available here.
To attend the 17th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards or the 2014 D.I.C.E. Summit, please visit the D.I.C.E. Summit website to purchase tickets.
Read the full press release here.