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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 20th annual D.I.C.E. Awards (#DICEAwards). The D.I.C.E. Awards (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) serve to recognize excellence and quality among peers currently working in games. The award ceremony will take place on the close of the three-day D.I.C.E. Summit, on the evening of Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. 

Reflecting the new technology platforms and innovations that have emerged the past couple of years through virtual reality and augmented reality, the AIAS Board of Directors has approved two new Awards categories to address this category: 

  • Immersive Reality Game of the Year: The single game released on an immersive reality platform that best utilizes the attributes of the platform to entertain users. Elements of design, direction and narrative are factored into the title selection. Titles of all genres are eligible if commercially available on a publicly released platform.
  • Immersive Reality Technical Achievement Award: This award celebrates the highest level of technical achievement within an immersive reality experience through the combined attention to gameplay engineering and visual engineering. Elements honored include but are not limited to technology features specifically associated with the immersive medium, artificial intelligence, physics, engine mechanics, and visual rendering.

To be eligible for submission, a game must have been released to the public between January 1st and Dec 31st, 2016. Deadline for submission to the Academy is December 1st at 5 PM PST. 

Click here to download the rules.
Download the submission packet here.
View the official press release.
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