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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Whitney Beltrán

Writer and Narrative Designer

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Alexa Ray Corriea chats with writer and narrative designer Whitney Beltrán. Together they discuss her background in environmental law and mythological studies that led to her work writing for RPGs; what it means to write inside the Dungeons & Dragons universe; focusing on what players feel after they put the controller down; the emergence of India as a leading market for players and hub for game developers; and thoughts on procedural generated narrative.

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Mike Mika

Digital Eclipse

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Adam Orth chats with legendary game developer Mike Mika of Digital Eclipse. Together they discuss his long career developing titles across multiple console generations; finding his creative spark at a young age and developing his first game on a store kiosk Commodore 64; the profound influence Atari had on his life; and how game preservation is an opportunity to share the human stories behind the games we love.

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Abubakar Salim

Surgent Studios

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Alexa Ray Corriea chats with actor turned game developer Abubakar Salim. Together they discuss his career including how he got his first gig in games with Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Origins; wanting to make his own game and starting his own studio; the lessons he learned from working with Ridley and Luke Scott that he applied to game development; how he wanted to tell a story of grief with his first title, Tales of Kenzera™: ZAU; and what the business side of games can learn from film. 

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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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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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