17 works of video game art have been selected for the eighth Into the Pixel collection this year, including the Witch of the Wilds herself, Flemeth from Dragon Age II. All of the winners will be presented at the upcoming E3 Expo in Los Angeles from June 7 to 9. BioWare scored a double win, the other being the Normandy from Mass Effect 2.

The ITP is a collabortion between the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). It is juried by both traditional fine art and gaming experts. This year's jurors were:

  • Glenn Phillips, Getty Research Institute, Senior Project Specialist & Consulting Curator, Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art
  • Nora Dolan - Independent Curator
  • Ryan Wilkerson, Microsoft Game Studios, Senior Art Director
  • Matt Hall, Timbuk2 Studios, Senior Partner Production Designer
  • Brian Moore, Microsoft Game Studios, Art Director

“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 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.”

Into the Pixel 2011 Winners:

Title of Artwork Artists Game Company
Amorphous Drake Lucas Graciano Legends of Norrath Sony Online Entertainment
The Bridge Erik Zaring & Anders Gustafsson The Dream Machine Cockroach Inc.
The Cottage Hamzah Kasom Osman Drawn 3 Big Fish Games
Cronos Battle Tyler Breon God of War® III SCEA/Santa Monica Studio
Dead Walking Chris Moffitt, Brad Crow, Nathan Stefan, Bart Tiongson Orcs Must Die! Robot Entertainment
The Dragon Play Brian Thompson and Hamzah Kasom Osman Drawn: Dark Flight Big Fish Games
Flemeth Matt Rhodes Dragon Age II BioWare
Good Friends Matthew Halpin, Andrew Matthews, Matthew Preece, Radek Walachnia, John Laws Kinectimals Frontier Developments Ltd
Grim Exploits Colin Foran, Claire Hummel, Ryan Wilkerson Trenched Microsoft Game Studio/Doublefine
Incident at the Workshop Ivan Simoncini Alien Swarm Valve Software
Market Fire, Columbia (Shop Sweeper) Ben Lo BioShock Infinite Irrational Games
Normandy Mikko Kinnunen Mass Effect 2 BioWare
Oktonok Cay Cannery David Guertin Ratchet & Clank®: All 4 One Insomniac Games
Paper World Say Oh and Damian Kim Paper World Namco Bandai Games
The Pelican Inn (Pub) Andrew Kim UNCHARTED 3: Drake's Deception™ Naughty Dog, Inc.
Stahl Arms Jesse van Dijk Killzone® 3 Guerrilla
Swamp Skull Jeff Haynie Mystery Case Files: 13th Skull Big Fish Games
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