Early Bird Registration Now Open for D.I.C.E. Lake Como

September 30 to October 2, 2024

Registration for D.I.C.E. Lake Como is now open. Mark your calendars now to make sure you attend this premier networking event taking place September 30 to October 2, 2024, and take advantage of early bird pricing.

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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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Evan Narcisse

Writer

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Alexa Ray Corriea chats with writer Evan Narcisse. Together they discuss his work across video games and comic books; how starting as an outsourcer helped him get his start in the industry; how outsourcing let him observe game development practices across many different studios; how his game Dot's Home explores historical practices that made home ownership difficult for minorities; and what the games industry needs to do to provide avenues into development for people from marginalized backgrounds.

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Alex Dracott & Seth Rosen

Ironwood Studios

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Trent Kusters chats with Ironwood Studios' Alex Dracott and Seth Rosen about their hit sci-fi first-person driving survival game, Pacific Drive. Together they discuss their journey including their work on AAA games; what led to them creating their own studio and the hurdles they had to jump through to get started; the origin of Pacific Drive and what inspired them; and how the premise of a driving survival game allowed them to implement original ideas and add new levels of immersion.

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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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