The lights are on
When we speak of art in video games, we're often referring to the digital representations that play out across the screen. In fact, we've reached a point where concept art as promotional construct is often shrugged off as consumers ask, "Is that in-game?"
When separated from the commercial aspect of the industry, there is often deep appreciation of the artistically pure work that is often only seen on the front of boxes, in art books, and as brief stills in developer diary videos. For a decade, The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences along with the Entertainment Software Association has shone the spotlight on the best of these works, with showcases at E3. This is a wonderful opportunity and a perfect setting to remind us how much depth there is to the universes woven on digital canvas.
This year, 16 pieces have been chosen to adorn the Concourse Foyer at the Los Angeles Convention Center as thousands of developers, publishers, and media gather for the annual trade show. The following pieces have been selected for inclusion:
The selected pieces were chosen for exhibition by a panel of experts including:
For those attending E3, taking time to wander through the Into the Pixel exhibit is a great way to unwind. For those that won't be making the trip, we have a full gallery of the winning images below. If you've missed the show in recent years, we also have galleries for 2012 and 2011. More collections are available on the official Into the Pixel site.
The full press release is available on page two.