Interactive Achievement Awards (IAAs)
The Interactive Achievement Awards (IAAs), now known as the D.I.C.E. Awards, are an annual awards ceremony honoring outstanding achievements in the video game industry. The IAAs were established by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) in 1998 to recognize excellence in various categories within the gaming industry.
The awards cover a wide range of categories, including game design, art direction, sound design, storytelling, and gameplay mechanics. They also honor individual contributions such as voice acting, music composition, and direction. The awards are presented based on votes from members of the AIAS, which includes professionals from the gaming industry.
The ceremony is held during the D.I.C.E. Summit, an annual conference for professionals in the interactive entertainment industry. D.I.C.E. stands for "Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain," and the event serves as a platform for industry leaders to discuss and share insights into the world of gaming.