Early Bird Registration Now Open for D.I.C.E. Barcelona

September 4 - 6
W Barcelona Hotel

Registration for D.I.C.E. Barcelona is now open. Mark your calendars now to make sure you attend this premier networking event taking place September 4-6, 2022, and take advantage of early bird pricing.

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2022/2023 AIAS Foundation Scholarship Applications Open

The AIAS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), has opened submissions for its annual scholarship programs benefiting students and early professional in the video games industry from now until May 31, 2022. The AIAS Foundation, WomenIn, and Girls for Gaming scholarships are provided to students and early professionals in game design, production, or business who aspire to make a mark on the games industry through their dedication, passion, and interest in pushing forward the medium of interactive entertainment.

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Oliver Lewin and Graham Parkes

GoodbyeWorld Games

#gamemakersnotebook ep.126

Corey May speaks with the Oliver Lewin and Graham Parkes, two of the developers behind Before Your Eyes. Together they discuss how they created the blinking mechanic in game jams; the process of "learning by doing and learning by failing"; the technical and narrative challenges that arose from the game's central mechanic; and their experience releasing their first title to wide acclaim including winning a BAFTA

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Supporting Ukrainian Game Industry Professionals

Many games industry professionals are fleeing Ukraine because of war. Organized by InGame Job, Values Value, Games Gathering, DevGAMM, GDBAY, and other game dev influencers and community leaders in Ukraine, a new initiative has been created to help inform fellow Ukrainians who have been in contact with InGameJob.com, so they can contact the right people directly for further support. 

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25th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards Winners Revealed!

The votes have been counted, and It Takes Two, a cooperative platforming journey where players control a couple going through a divorce that takes a fantastical turn, was named the Game of the Year at the 25th D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Awards. Hosted by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), members of the interactive entertainment industry gathered this evening at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas to celebrate the best achievements of 2021, crowning winners in 23 different categories. 

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Bethesda's Todd Howard and Annapurna Interactive's Deborah Mars Join AIAS Board of Directors

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) is proud to announce that Todd Howard of Bethesda Game Studios and Deborah Mars of Annapurna Interactive have been appointed to the AIAS’ Board of Directors effective immediately.   

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Phil Spencer to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) today announced that Phil Spencer, CEO, Microsoft Gaming, will be the recipient of the AIAS Lifetime Achievement Award. Spencer will be honored at the 25th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards ceremony, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas and livestreamed by IGN on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 8PM PTBethesda Game Studios game director and executive producer Todd Howard will present the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award to Spencer.   

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Ed Boon selected to AIAS Hall of Fame

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) is pleased to announce its 25th Hall of Fame recipient, Ed Boon, Chief Creative Officer of NetherRealm Studios and Mortal Kombat.  Boon, co-creator of the storied Mortal Kombat and the Injustice franchises, will be honored at the 25th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards ceremony at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas and livestreamed by IGNMatt Booty, head of Xbox Game Studios, will present the 2022 Hall of Fame award to Boon.

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D.I.C.E. Conversations

The AIAS is bringing the unparalleled networking and shared conversations of the D.I.C.E. Summit to virtual platforms with online talks and roundtables as a recurring series called D.I.C.E. Conversations.

View past VoDs here