The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) was founded in 1996 as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of the interactive arts. The organization has more than 30,000 members. 

The mission of the AIAS is to promote and advance the worldwide interactive entertainment community; recognize outstanding achievements in the interactive arts and sciences; and host an annual awards show, the D.I.C.E. Awards, to enhance awareness of the interactive art form. Other special programs and initiatives led by the AIAS also include the prestigious D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit, bringing together the top video game designers and developers from around the world and business leaders from all major publishers to discuss the state of the industry, its trends and the future; and Into the Pixel, an exploration and celebration of the art of video games. 


Annual Membership Rates

Corporate Membership 

Affiliate Membership 

Individual Membership 

Varies from $500 to $30,000 



Development Studios and/or Publishers

Tools, tech, hardware and services

Requires 2 credits on 2 shipped titles or 2 years experience working for a game developer or publisher with commercially available titles



Member Benefits

  • All members are eligible to participate in recurring D.I.C.E. Conversations virtual roundtables. Space is limited. Participation is free but advanced registration is required.
  • Members are eligible to submit their games for consideration into the D.I.C.E. Awards.
  • All members are eligible to vote in the D.I.C.E. Awards. Category restrictions apply based on member expertise. For further information on voting rules, please click HERE.
  • Members are eligible to be invited to serve on peer panels or lead peer panels. Peer panels are responsible for the judging of submitted titles to determine finalists for the D.I.C.E. Awards.
  • Peer panel participants will receive review copies of titles submitted for awards consideration.
  • All members receive a significant discount on D.I.C.E. Summit registration.
  • All members will receive Academy correspondence regarding events and initiatives.
  • Members receive pre-approval and free entrance to E3. 
  • Early access to AIAS Foundation initiatives that benefit the next generation of game makers.
  • Early access to AIAS Game Maker’s Notebook Podcast episodes.
  • Exclusive member discounts on other industry events. 
  • Affiliate members receive a discount on Academy related sponsorships.
  • Affiliate members receive branding exposure on the Academy website as well as the ability to recognize their Academy affiliation on their websites and corporate communication.

If you have any questions or require assistance regarding membership, please contact Claudio Tapia at [email protected].