Todd Howard

Bethesda Game Studios

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Ted Price chats with Todd Howard about Bethesda's much anticipated spacefaring RPG, Starfield. Together they discuss the early ideas that led to Starfield and what the first year of development looked like; how they go about designing multiple complex game systems; how their extensive experience in open world RPGs helped them prioritize goals and milestones; building lore for an expansive original IP; and how player creativity has far exceeded their expectations. 

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Mark MacDonald

SVP of Production, Enhance

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Adam Orth chats with SVP of Production at EnhanceMark MacDonald. Together they discuss Enhance's recently released game Humanity, including the origin of the surreal puzzle-action experience; how Mark and Tetsuya Miziguchi met experimental artist Yugo Nakamura, the game's designer; abstract narratives and how COVID influenced their own story during development; and why they decided to leave the fate of humanity up to a Shiba Inu.

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2023 AIAS Foundation Scholarship Selections Announced

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

The scholarship winners will each receive $2,500 or a travel stipend to a video games conference, participate in a mentorship program, and are eligible to participate in a professional training and networking opportunity at the 2024 D.I.C.E. Summit and 27th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards show.

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