The Academy of Arts & Sciences and the Entertainment Software Association announced their winners for their “Into the Pixel” Collection. Guess who made it into their winners circle: Uncharted 3. Among the finalists were Valve, Naughty Dog, Bioware, Insomniac, Big Fish Games, Guerrilla Games, and many others. The winners will be unveiled and displayed at E3 2011 in the Concourse Foyer.
“Now that public institutions have accepted video games as a legitimate form of art, there is no question that video game art has and will continue to have a place in the contemporary art scene,” said Martin Rae, president, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. “The AIAS is pleased to partner with the ESA in this celebration, and is looking forward to continue pushing the recognition of our artist members’ efforts.”
“Into the Pixel is the industry’s premier showcase for the art of computer and video games and celebration of the artists whose talent creates these stunning images,” said Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association, the trade association representing U.S. computer and video game publishers and the owner of the E3 Expo. “ESA is proud to partner with AIAS to facilitate this valuable intersection between the traditional and digital art worlds.”
“Into the Pixel showcases the incredible creativity, skill and artistic talent that pervades in the video game industry,” said Glenn Phillips, Senior Project Specialist & Consulting Curator, Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art, Getty Research Institute. “You really see that there are great artists working across every genre of video games, and at every stage of the production process.”