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ESA And AIAS Foundation Reveal 2017 Into The Pixel Video Game Art Collection

14 Pieces Displayed and Available for Auction at E3 Expo, June 13-15 in Los Angeles

[07-June-2017]

WASHINGTON and LOS ANGELES, June 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) today announced the official selections for the 2017 Into the Pixel (ITP, #IntoThePixel) collection.  Established in 2004, the annual ITP art exhibit honors video game artists who continue to push the interactive entertainment art form forward.  Co-produced by the ESA and AIAS, the 2017 ITP collection will be displayed during E3, the world's premier trade show for computer, video, and mobile games, from June 13-15, 2017, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

This year all 14 pieces will be auctioned off on eBay during E3 week. Proceeds from the auction will raise funds for the ESA and AIAS Foundations to support future game makers. The auction runs 5 days and begins Tuesday, June 13 at Noon PST, concluding Saturday, June 17 at Noon PST.  All ITP bids can be made at the AIAS eBay page  here. (* NOTE : ITP images will not appear on eBay until the live auction begins on June 13th at Noon PST.)

"The ITP collection is once again vibrant and expressive," said Patricia Lanza, ITP Jurist and Director of Talent and Content, The Annenberg Space for Photography. "It ranges from the playful to the serious. There is a wide range of styles and artistic ability, with intricate story telling - often in a single frame. It is these single frames that are presented in this collection that encompass the essence of the art."

"Into the Pixel embodies the spirit of innovation, interaction, and creativity that defines the very best of our industry," said Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of ESA, the trade association that represents the US video game industry and owns and produces E3. "ESA is proud to honor and celebrate the monumental talent of our community's artists at E3 every year."

This year's Into the Pixel includes 14 key pieces selected from a variety of genres. Winners are listed below and can be found, along with images, at: www.intothepixel.com :

Game

Title

Artist(s)

Publisher

Developer

GWENT®: The Witcher Card Game

Ida Emean

Anna Podedworna

CD Projekt Red

CD Projekt Red

The Banner Saga 2

Not a fairy tale RPG

Artist: Igor Artyomenko,

Art Director: Arnie Jorgensen

Versus Evil

Stoic Studio

Prey

Morgan Deco - Orange

Fred Augis

Bethesda Softworks

Arkane Studios

Destiny: Rise of Iron

Plaguelands

Sung Choi

Activision

Bungie

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege | Operation Red Crow

Pagoda Rappel Firefight

Tri Nguyen

Ubisoft

Ubisoft Montréal

INSIDE

Screenshot

Playdead Art Team

Playdead

Playdead

RiME

Bridge

Peter Boehme &

José Luis Vaello

Grey Box, Six Foot

Tequila Works

SUPERHOT

Alley

Marcin Surma

SUPERHOT

SUPERHOT

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak

Gaalsi Outpost

Artists: Brennan Massicotte and Cody Kenworthy

Art Director: Rob Cunningham

Gearbox Software

Blackbird Interactive Inc.

League of Legends

City of Progress, City of Iron and Glass

Worldbuilding team

Riot Games

Riot Games

League of Legends

Ivern: The Green Father

League Art Team

Riot Games

Riot Games

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Market Chase

Artist: Nick Gindraux

Art Directors: Robh Ruppel and Erick Pangilinan

Sony Interactive Entertainment America

Naughty Dog

Creature Quest

Creature Quest Lineup

Art Director: Heather Poon  Artists: West Studio

VC Mobile Entertainment, Inc.

VC Mobile Entertainment, Inc.

West Studio Undisclosed IP

The Legend of Jingwei

William Wu

West Studio

The 2017 ITP jurists are:

  • Bob Rafei, founder, CEO and Visual Director, Big Red Button Entertainment
  • Glenn Phillips, Curator and Head of Modern & Contemporary Collections, Getty Research Institute
  • Jane Ng, Lead Artist, Campo Santo
  • Matt Hall, Senior Concept Artist, Zynga/Rising Tide Games
  • Nora Dolan, Independent Curator
  • Patricia Lanza, Director of Talent and Content, The Annenberg Space for Photography
  • Seth Spaulding, Senior Art Manager, Blizzard Entertainment

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SOURCE Entertainment Software Association (ESA)

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