Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and INSIDE Lead a Nominations for …

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Academy of Interactive Arts Sciences (AIAS) is gratified to announce
a nominees for a 20th D.I.C.E. Awards celebration,
co-hosted by Greg Miller, co-founder of internet video and podcast Kinda
Funny
, and Jessica Chobot of Nerdist News. Academy members
will start voting for a video diversion industry’s premier peer-based
awards uncover Friday, Jan. 13 during 5 PM PST.

The winners will be suggested during a Awards rite on Thursday, Feb.
23, during The Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas after a 2017
D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit (#DICE2017).
The awards rite will tide live in a entirety commencement during 7:30pm
PT/10:30pm ET around live.interactive.org.
Also being respected this year is Todd Howard, mythological diversion executive of The
Elder Scrolls
and Fallout series, who will be inducted into
a AIAS Hall of Fame.

“As good as a courtesy is, a group and women who emanate a games
don’t get a credit they deserve,” pronounced Miller. “I’m shamed to be part
of a D.I.C.E. Awards, and we can’t wait to spend a night honoring
those who make so many so happy.”

“It is an respect to co-host a uncover with Greg and compensate reverence the
implausible talent that drives this courtesy and inspires so many,” said
Jessica Chobot, Host, Nerdist News. “I appreciate a Academy for the
event to be a prejudiced of such a smashing evening.”

20th Anniversary D.I.C.E. Awards Celebration

As lead-up programming to a 20th D.I.C.E. Awards, a Academy will be
premiering “The Game Makers: Inside Story”- a digital array destined by
award-winning filmmaker and games writer, Jennie Kong. The 10-part
array is dedicated to storytelling in games, and will spotlight
interviews and insights from artistic luminaries behind some of the
biggest account diversion franchises and indie breakouts of a last
decade. Featured will be: Hideo Kojima, Kiki Wolfkill, Neil Druckmann,
Mary DeMarle, Jenova Chen, Brian Hastings, Sean Vanaman, Jade Raymond,
Dominic Robilliard, Will Byles, Ian Dallas, Matt Korba, Ru Weerasuriya,
Amy Hennig, and David Cage. “The Game Makers: Inside Story” is produced
by Wonderstruck Entertainment in and with a Academy.

Throughout a abounding 20-year history, a Academy has respected a best in
interactive entertainment. This year’s D.I.C.E. Awards applaud the
biggest moments of a year and in an anniversary year will compensate homage
to a final dual decades of video diversion achievements. The D.I.C.E. Awards
is produced with a assistance of a many artistic partners. Long-time
prolongation partners for a D.I.C.E. Awards embody Hatch.im,
Noodlehaus, Paragon Creative Agency and AMV.

20th D.I.C.E. Awards Finalists

Fifty-six games perceived a D.I.C.E. nomination, representing a operation of
opposite platforms from teams of developers both vast and small. The
blockbuster diversion Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End leads a container with
10 nominations and indie heavenly INSIDE perceived 9 nominations.
Several games perceived mixed nods, including: Battlefield 1
with 8 nominations; The Last Guardian with 7 nominations; Firewatch
and Overwatch with 6 nominations; and Titanfall 2 with
4 nominations.

“On interest of a Academy’s Board of Directors and a 33,000+
membership, I’d like to honour all a nominees,” pronounced Mike
Fischer, President, Academy of Interactive Arts Sciences. “For the
past twenty years, a Academy has done a core of a goal to honor
and applaud a top achievements in diversion making. We demeanour forward
to celebrating a 20th anniversary milestone, and look
brazen to celebrating a many some-more years to come!”

The D.I.C.E. Award Nominees:

The following is a prejudiced list of nominees; a list of award
categories, finalists and diversion builder credits is accessible at: http://www.interactive.org/images/awards/20th-Annual-DICE-Finalists.pdf

In further to these finalists, a D.I.C.E. Awards will respect emerging
record with dual graphic awards categories patrician Immersive Reality
Game of a Year and Immersive Reality Technical Achievement. Finalists
for these awards will be announced shortly.

Immersive Reality Game of a Year

The singular diversion expelled on an immersive existence height that best
utilizes a attributes of a height to perform users. Elements of
design, instruction and account are factored into a pretension selection.
Titles of all genres are authorised if commercially accessible on a
publicly expelled platform.

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement Award

This endowment celebrates a top turn of technical feat within
an immersive existence knowledge by a total courtesy to
gameplay engineering and visible engineering. Elements respected include
though are not singular to record facilities privately compared with
a immersive medium, synthetic intelligence, physics, engine
mechanics, and visible rendering.

Game of a Year

Battlefield 1

  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Developer: DICE

INSIDE

  • Publisher: Playdead
  • Developer: Playdead

Overwatch

  • Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

Pokémon Go

  • Publisher: Pokémon Company
  • Developer: Niantic, Inc.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment America
  • Developer: Naughty Dog LLC

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

1979 Revolution: Black Friday

  • Publisher: iNK Stories
  • Developer: iNK Stories

Battlefield 1

  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Developer: DICE

INSIDE

  • Publisher: Playdead
  • Developer: Playdead

The Last Guardian

  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment America
  • Developer: JAPAN Studio

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment America
  • Developer: Naughty Dog LLC

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award

1979 Revolution: Black Friday

  • Publisher: iNK Stories
  • Developer: iNK Stories

Firewatch

  • Publisher: Campo Santo
  • Developer: Campo Santo

INSIDE

  • Publisher: Playdead
  • Developer: Playdead

SUPERHOT

  • Publisher: SUPERHOT Sp. z o.o.
  • Developer: SUPERHOT Sp. z o.o.

That Dragon, Cancer

  • Publisher: Numinous Games
  • Developer: Numinous Games

Adventure Game of a Year

Firewatch

  • Publisher: Campo Santo
  • Developer: Campo Santo

INSIDE

  • Publisher: Playdead
  • Developer: Playdead

King’s Quest: The Complete Collection

  • Publisher: Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • Developer: The Odd Gentlemen

The Last Guardian

  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment America
  • Developer: JAPAN Studio

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment America
  • Developer: Naughty Dog LLC

Action Game of a Year

Battlefield 1

  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Developer: DICE

DOOM

  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Developer: iD Software

Gears of War 4

  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Developer: The Coalition

Overwatch

  • Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
  • Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

Titanfall 2

  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Developer: Respawn Entertainment

Mobile Game of a Year

Clash Royale

  • Publisher: Supercell
  • Developer: Supercell

Crashlands

  • Publisher: Butterscotch Shenanigans, LLC.
  • Developer: Butterscotch Shenanigans, LLC.

Gardenscapes – New Acres

  • Publisher: Playrix Games
  • Developer: Playrix Games

Pokémon Go

  • Publisher: The Pokémon Company
  • Developer: Niantic, Inc.

Reigns

  • Publisher: Devolver Digital
  • Developer: Nerial Ltd.

The Academy’s 33,000+ members, comprised of a interactive publishing
and growth communities, commend value in 24 different
interactive diversion categories in one of a top forms of recognition
in a industry. Titles were played and evaluated by members of the
Academy’s counterpart panels to establish final nominees. These panels, one for
any endowment category, are comprised of a diversion industry’s most
gifted and gifted group and women who are experts in their chosen
fields. Winners are dynamic as prejudiced of a trusted voting process
and will be suggested on a dusk of a show.

Greg Miller has been covering video games for a past decade and eating
duck wings a lot longer than that. In a initial 8 years of his
career, he went from being a PlayStation Team editor to a face of
IGN.com, though in 2015, he pennyless off with 3 friends to form Kinda
Funny
, a YouTube/podcast unit that’s altered a approach a industry
sees games coverage and throng funding.

Jessica Chobot now serves as horde for Nerdist News, Nerdist
News Talks Back, and Mothership
over during Nerdist.com, as good as,
host/creator of a Bizarre States and SavePoint podcasts.
She has done appearances as a decider in deteriorate 1 and 2 of ABC’s BattleBots.
And is now a co-writer for a arriving comic array FIREBRAND
from Legendary comics, as good as a freelance horde for both TV and web.

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