Game Maker's Sketchbook Selections Revealed

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), iam8bit, and fortyseven (47) communications are excited to reveal the official selections for the third year of the Game Maker’s Sketchbook. 

The selections will be on view at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) from Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 23, 2024 on Level 2 of the West Hall Lobby of the Moscone Center in San Francisco, home to GDC.

The works of art are now available to view at the Game Maker’s Sketchbook online gallery. Fans and supporters may purchase prints through the iam8bit store for a two-week limited period, starting today and running through March 29. 

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2024 AIAS Foundation Scholarship Applications Now Open

The AIAS Foundation has opened submissions for its annual scholarship programs benefiting students and early professionals in the video games industry. The AIAS Foundation, WomenIn, and Girls for Gaming scholarships are provided to talented students and early professionals who aspire to make a mark in the games industry through their dedication, passion, and interest in pushing forward the medium of interactive entertainment. Submissions are due May 31, 2024.  

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D.I.C.E. Lake Como Announced

September 30 to October 2, 2024

Registration details coming soon

D.I.C.E. Europe 2024 will be taking place from September 30th to October 2nd in Lake Como, Italy. Experience a scenic landscape rich in culture and history while networking with top creative and business leaders within the games industry. Registration details will be announced soon.


Neil Newbon


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Alexa Ray Corriea chats with Baldur's Gate 3 Actor Neil Newbon. Together they discuss his journey as an actor and the challenges he encountered that almost caused him to abandon his craft; finding an avenue for creative expression in video games including acting and directing; how social media warps expectations; and why he decided to start teaching.

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Katsuhiro Harada

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Shuhei Yoshida chats with longtime producer of the TEKKEN series, Katsuhiro Harada. Together they discuss Harada-san's journey from working at a Namco arcade to joining the development team for TEKKEN; how the series has evolved to target a global audience; the importance of live events to the growth of the the fighting game community; and his thoughts on the future of the genre and game development in general.

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27th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards Winners Revealed

Baldur's Gate 3 wins Game of the Year!

A dazzling assembly of the interactive entertainment industry convened at the Aria Resort & Casino for the 27th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards, celebrating the remarkable accomplishments of their peers. Hosted by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) and determined by votes from its 30,000+ members of industry experts, the developers and studios that crafted the most groundbreaking video games of the year were honored. Awards were presented in 23 diverse categories, including exceptional achievements in technology, art, animation, story, and audio.

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