2022 AIAS Foundation Scholars 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 2023 D.I.C.E. Summit and 26th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards show. 

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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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Chris Alderson and Josh Stiksma

Moss Book II, Polyarc

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Trent Kusters chats with Polyarc's Chris Alderson (Art Director, Co-Founder) and Josh Stiksma (Design Director). Together they discuss founding Polyarc and deciding to develop for VR; developing the first Moss and first announcing at E3; how the early feedback shaped the overall design of the series; the art and design choices they made to help the player connect with Quill, the game's protagonist; and finding the balance between VR experiences and traditional gameplay when designing Moss' dioramas. 

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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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