2013 "Into the Pixel" Collection Of Video Game Art Revealed

The 10th Annual Video Game Art Exhibit Premieres at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles

Jun 03, 2013, 09:00 ET from Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences

LOS ANGELES, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) today announced the 16 winning pieces of the world-renowned 2013 Into the Pixel (ITP) collection.  Now in its tenth year, ITP (#ITP2013) is a juried art exhibition that brings together experts from the traditional fine art world and the interactive entertainment industry to display and discuss the art of the video game.  The 2013 Into the Pixel art collection will be unveiled and presented at the annual E3 Expo in the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 11-13, 2013, at the Concourse Foyer. 

"The ITP collection is a reflection of the artistry, creativity and vision of this unique industry," said Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association, the trade association that represents U.S. computer and video game publishers. "We are proud to support ITP and to celebrate the creators behind these works." 

"Our industry continues to expand with the emergence of compelling content from independent, mobile and free-to-play developers, and the 2013 collection really reflects the incredibly diverse landscape of the interactive community as a whole," said Martin Rae, president, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. "These pieces run the stylistic gamut, showcasing the varied inspirations of their truly talented creators. Many congratulations to this year's artists and to the tenth anniversary of Into the Pixel!"

"This year's Into the Pixel collection features artists who are working across a remarkable range of genres, drawing inspiration not only from the history of art, but from the history of video games," said Glenn Phillips, principal project specialist and consulting curator, Getty Research Institute. "These works smartly capture the mood, the story, the style, and the energy of the games for which they were created."

The winners of the 2013 Into the Pixel collection include:



Artist Names



The Naval Duel

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag

Martin Deschambault



Broken Age

Broken Age

Nathan "Bagel" Stapley

Double Fine Productions

Double Fine Productions


Command and Conquer

Raymond Swanland

Victory Games


Back From the Wild


Jaime Jones



The Buried City


Dorje Bellbrook



The Chant

Dragon Age

Nick Thornborrow, Matt Rhodes



Dark Ages


Brian Thompson

Big Fish Studios

Big Fish

Schemes Collage

Icycle: On Thin Ice

Reece Millidge

Damp Gnat



League of Legends

James Paick

Riot Games

Riot Games

Castle Siege

Rayman Legends

Michel Ancel, Jean Christophe Alessandri, Lu Yang, Christophe Messier, Jean Brice Dugait, Simon Quemener, Sebastien du Jeu, Christophe Villez, Anthony Le Du, Jean-Baptiste Rollin, Benjamin Mouret, David Garcia

Ubisoft Montpellier


Last Stand

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

Jeff Chamberlain, Anthony Eftekhari, Ray Chih, Yong Hyun Kim, Kirti Pillai, Laurent Pierlot, Takuya Suzuki, Fausto DeMartini, Vitaly Bulgarov, Chris Yang, Mike Kelleher, Sada Namaki, Shawn Liang, Jim Jiang, Seth Thompson, Bill LaBarge, Hsuan (Steven) Chen

Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard Entertainment

Super Summer Vacation Force

Super Time Force

Mike Nguyen & Vic Nguyen


Microsoft Studios


The Last of Us

John Sweeney

Naughty Dog Incorporated

Sony Computer Entertainment America



Jen Zee

Supergiant Games

Supergiant Games



Daniel Dociu



Three Blind Mice

Wonderbook: Digg's Nightcrawler

Tyler Schatz, Christina Faulkner

SCEE London Studio

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

The 2013 Into the Pixel Jurors included:

  • Bob Rafei, Big Red Button Entertainment, Founder, CEO and Visual Director
  • Glenn Phillips, Getty Research Institute, Senior Project Specialist & Consulting Curator, Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art
  • Jon M. Gibson, iam8bit, Founder and Partner
  • Matt Hall, Timbuk2 Studios, Senior Partner Production Designer
  • Nora Dolan, Independent Curator
  • Patricia Lanza, Director of Talent and Content, The Annenberg Space for Photography
  • Seth Spaulding, Blizzard Entertainment, Art Manager

About Into the Pixel:
Into the Pixel (ITP) has established itself as the annual opportunity for video game artists to receive critical review of their creative achievements by peers in the both digital interactive world and traditional fine art experts. The ITP collection has been on exhibit at GDC, PAX East, South by Southwest, SIGGRAPH Asia, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the D.I.C.E. Summit, among others. For more information on the 2013 and previous collections, please visit www.intothepixel.com

SOURCE Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences