The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) announced today that Todd Howard, Game Director and Executive Producer at Bethesda Game Studios, will be its opening keynote speaker at the 2012 D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate and Entertain) Summit at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas on Wednesday, February 8. Howard will discuss game development and the player experience, in the keynote session titled "Why We Create, Why We Play."
"The 2012 D.I.C.E. Summit will kickoff with one of the most distinguished creative minds of our time with Todd Howard as our Opening Keynote speaker," said Martin Rae, president, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. "Todd’s many contributions to the industry have greatly advanced our understanding of player interaction and engagement. His games take players on journeys through distant fantasy world’s and post apocalyptical universes that are driving a new generation of entertainment."
Howard joined the company in 1994 and has been instrumental in creating games such as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
For more information on the 2012 D.I.C.E. Summit, visit www.dicesummit.org.
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