The lights are on
This year's Into the Pixel, an exhibition of work by video game artists, will be on display at E3 next week. You can get an early look in this gallery showcasing the winners for 2012, including pieces from titles like Mass Effect 3, Diablo III, and Halo 4.
Into the Pixel is a juried exhibition of pieces submitted by artists working on the actual games – these aren't just pieces of game-related art by fans. The annual show is put on through a partnership between the Entertainment Software Association and the Academy of Interactive Arts & Science, and is now in its ninth year.
Here is the list of the names, artists, and games on display in this year's installment. You can see the pictures themselves in the image gallery below.
Name: Arabian NightGame: Crazy Fairies Artist: Fan Xiao Qing
Name: Aria Game: Mass Effect 3 Artist: Ben Huen
Name: Battle Charge Game: Assassin's Creed III Artist: William Wu
Name: Broken Overpass Game: The Last of Us Artist: Shaddy Safadi
Name: Gravity Daze Game: Gravity Rush Artist: Takeshi Oga
Name: Gunsmith Game: Wild East Artists: Eytan Zana, Cliff Childs, Tyler West
Name: Leah Close-up Game: Diablo III Artists: Nick Carpenter, Graham Cunningham, Xin Wang, Chris Thunig, Fausto De Martini, Mathias Verhasselt, Till Aschwanden, Fin Teo, John Lanz
Name: Little Insmouth Game: Skullgirls Artists: Willy Hwang, Alex Ahad
Name: Priory Game: Guild Wars 2 Artist: Daniel Dociu
Name: Refinery Entrance Game: Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Artist: Susan Luo
Name: Regent Game: Dishonored Artist: Sergey Kolesov
Name: Shopkeeper Game: Dota 2Artist: Jim Murray
Name: Snowland Game: Akaneiro: Demon Hunters Artists: Ben Kerslake, Sun Guo Liang
Name: Spire Vista Game: Halo 4 Artist: John Wallin Liberto
Name: The 2048 Grid Game: Wipeout 2048 Artists: Darren Douglas
Name: The Call to Adventure Game: Journey Artists: Matt Nava
After you're done staring in amazement at this year's pieces, check out the gallery of previous winners at Into the Pixel.
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