Game Maker's Sketchbook Art Contest Submissions Open

Submissions close Oct. 17

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), iam8bit, and fortyseven (47) communications are excited to announce that submissions have opened for its 2nd annual Game Maker’s Sketchbook, which promotes and honors a broad spectrum of art by specific artists in video games.

The arts showcase will collect submissions in the categories of Storyboard, Environment Art, Character Art, Iconography, Curiosities, and Impact. Submissions will be open from today to October 17th. The selections will be announced the week of Dec. 5, 2022.

Please read the eligibility requirements before entering.

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Registration for D.I.C.E. Summit 2023 Opening Soon

February 21-23
Resorts World, Las Vegas

Registration for D.I.C.E. Summit at Resorts World, Las Vegas is opening soon. Please stay tuned for further updates. If you'd like to stay up to date on any announcements, please sign up for our mailing list below.

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Ilari Kuittinen


#gamemakersnotebook ep.140

Ted Price chats with Ilari Kuittinen, Studio Head & Co-founder of Housemarque. Together they discuss the ups and downs of Housmarque's 30 year history in game development; how their company philosophy has evolved over the years leading up to their latest release, Returnal; growth, company culture, and managing a work/life balance; and Ilari's strategic advice for new companies starting out in games today. 

Watch this episode on our Youtube channel.

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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, so they can contact the right people directly for further support. 

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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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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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