The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), the video game industry’s professional trade organization representing over 30,000 development and creative members, has opened submissions for its 22nd Annual D.I.C.E. Awards (#DICEAwards). The D.I.C.E. Awards (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) serve to recognize excellence among peers currently working in games. The award ceremony will close the three-day D.I.C.E. Summit, on the evening of Wednesday, February 13th at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
Every year, the D.I.C.E. Awards bestows honors for particular areas of craft in addition to the genre categories that define the year in games. Last year IGN hosted the 2018 D.I.C.E. Summit and Awards across 6 major platforms (+ OTT and apps), garnering almost 5mm video views.
Some highlights include recognition for the best in Art, Animation, Story, Music, Game Design and Game Direction as well as looking at emerging technologies such as Immersive Reality. The evening culminates with the Academy’s top honor, Game of the Year (GOTY). This award celebrates a single title that stands above every other game released with the strength of its craft, depth and innovation. Previous Game of the Year winners include: Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2018), Overwatch (2017), Fallout 4 (2016), Dragon Age: Inquisition (2015), and The Last of Us (2014).
To be eligible for submission, a game must have been released to the public between January 1st and Dec. 31st, 2018. Deadline for submission to the Academy is December 3rd at 5 PM PST.
After reviewing the Rules & Procedures, please complete the appropriate form to finalize your submission. Forms are subject to review and approval by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences.
Independent publishers/developers please choose the independent form in order to receive a reduced rate of $250 if submitting to the Outstanding Achievement in Independent Game award category. This fee covers entry towards the Outstanding Achievement in Independent Game award, one genre category, and any number of craft categories.
If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact Claudio Tapia.