E3 2011: Video Game Art Winners Announced for “Into the Pixel”

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and the Entertainment’s Software Association have announced the winners of the Into the Pixel 2011 collection. The art was done by artists from different video game developing studios like Valve Software, Naughty Dog, Insomniac Games, BioWare and Big Fish Games.

There are a total of 17 winners and the artworks will be unveiled at E3 Expo from June 7-9, 2011 at the Concourse Foyer. But why wait for that, when you can check out the artworks right now. I really want that Normandy ship and Dragon Age II artwork! I’m going to have to go to the booth silently and stealthily, and procure me one of those artworks.

And here are the names of the winner and their description in this order (Title of Artwork, Artist(s), 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
  • Flemmeth – Matt Rhodes – Dragon Age 2 – 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

“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.”

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