The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has officially started accepting submissions for the 17th Annual DICE Awards. This means that the Academy’s 22,000+ members from the publishing and development sides of the industry are now invited to submit titles for consideration, the finalists will then be announced in January 2014.
“The DICE Awards highlight the best that 2013 has to offer, showcasing for posterity the stories and experiences that touched gamers at that moment in time,” said Martin Rae, president, Academy of Interactive Ats & Sciences. “What the Awards bring to the attendees is an evening when we can toast the achievements of the extremely hard working peers in our creative industry; to viewers and consumers it is a chance to inspire future game makers to dream about one day getting on the DICE Awards stage alongside their gaming heroes.“
Last year, Thatgamecompany took home Game of the Year for Journey, and the year before that it was Bethesda for Skyrim. The answer will be told at the DICE Awards ceremony on February 6th 2014 in Las Vegas.
Front-Runners for the prize have to be The Last of Us and Grand Theft Auto 5 from the ‘AAA’ Studios, the door as usual is wide open for the Independent scene.