D.I.C.E. Awards Submissions Now Open

Submission Deadline is December 16

Submissions are now open for the 24th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards. The D.I.C.E. Awards serve to recognize excellence among peers currently working in games. Due to Covid-19, the award ceremony will be held virtually in March, 2021.

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Borislav Slavov

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Austin Wintory chats with composer Borislav Slavov to discuss his current project Baldur's Gate 3; his journey into video game music composition; dealing with the stress of working in video game development; his process on music creation; recognizing games and game music as serious works of art; finding new ways to surprise long time fans of a series; and how music can unlock and recall past gaming experiences. 

Borislav Slavov is best known as the music director at Larian Studios, having worked on Divinity Original Sin 2 and the newly released Baldur's Gate 3, currently in early access. Prior to working at Larian he composed music for Crysis 2 and 3Ryse: Son of RomeTwo Worlds II, and several other titles. 

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AIAS Foundation Scholarship Selections Announced

Next application period opens March 2021

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

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Rita Ann Zimmerer

AIAS Founding Member and Sunsoft EVP Passes Away

Our wife, mother, sister, aunt, and dear friend, Rita Ann Zimmerer, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at her home in Long Grove, IL. Rita was instrumental in the video gaming industry where she served as the Executive Vice President at Sunsoft helping design, develop and distribute over 100 video games for Nintendo, Sega, and Sony systems. During her career, she was a Founding Director of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Science, where she was awarded the Warner Brother’s Presidents Award, and selected to Orange County Metropolitan’s Top Ten Businesswomen in Orange County, California in March 1994.

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2019 AIAS Foundation Scholars @ #DICE2020

Recently the 2019/2020 AIAS Foundation scholars attended the 2020 D.I.C.E. Summit for an all-expense paid trip to the annual executive leadership conference. Before the start of the conference the scholars were provided a day of professional workshop training, including courses on professional communications, resume/biography reviews and networking tips. 

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23rd Annual D.I.C.E. Awards Winners Revealed

The votes are in and a fan-favorite independent game is ruling the roost at the 23rd D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Awards, the annual gathering of the interactive entertainment industry. Hosted by The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), this year’s Game of the Year was awarded to Untitled Goose Game, a critically-acclaimed game from indie developer House House and publisher Panic, in which players take the reins of the titular goose to manipulate and torment the inhabitants of a proper little English village. ...

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