19th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards to Feature Original Opening Video Homage to Gaming

The gaming industry’s most renowned awards show, the 19th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards hosted by comedian Pete Holmes, will open with an original video homage to gaming, including visual nods to the epic worlds only games can conjure and the inspirations behind them. This year’s D.I.C.E. Awards opening is created by longtime Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences collaborator NoodleHaus, who has created several of the show’s past memorable openings.

“NoodleHaus is a long valued partner,” said Martin Rae, President of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. “Each year, they work closely and tirelessly with us and our other creative partners to raise the bar on our show and to pay proper respect to the many great games and their talented masters.”

“Our challenge each year is to create a unique and compelling video that kicks off the D.I.C.E. awards and sets the stage for the gaming industry to receive its biggest awards,” says Matthew Stainner, Founder and Head of NoodleHaus. “This year’s work is arguably some of our best work. We are excited about this opening that we’ve given our favorite shots pet-names: ‘Sky Prison’ is a vast landscape lit by a massive sodium vapor arrangement of lights; ‘Toxic Trix’ plays with colors and shapes like a bowl of kids cereal; and ‘The Light Board’ brings a hit of color and pattern inspired by pixels and LED light displays.”

NoodleHaus’ previous D.I.C.E. videos include 2013’s much talked-about and critically acclaimed live-action saga, and last year’s global studio crowd-sourced animation inked by artists from hundreds of game studios around the world.

The 19th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards will be held Thursday, February 18, 2016 in Las Vegas, and can be streamed online on Twitch and YouTube.