Game Art Picked for E3 Exhibit

A total of 16 pieces of video game art have been selected for inclusion in the third annual ‘Into the Pixel’ exhibition, which will be on display during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles next month. A panel of judges from E3, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) and the Prints & Drawings Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) chose to recognize artwork from such titles as Monster House from THQ, God of War from Sony Computer Entertainment America, The Godfather from Electronic Arts, Stranglehold from Midway Games and The Witcher, an upcoming game from CD Projekt.

Scheduled for release on PC in the spring of 2007, The Witcher will transport players to the fantasy world created by celebrated author Andrzej Sapkowski. As legendary monster slayer Geralt of Rivia, players will engage in classic role-playing with real-time combat elements mixed in. The ‘Into the Pixel’ exhibit will display image titled ‘The Road,’ created by concept artist Damian Bajowski.

One of Eastern Europe’s largest game distributors, CD Projekt specializes in localization and publishing of role-playing games. With offices in Warsaw and Prague, the company has brought such hits as Baldur’s Gate, Diablo, Neverwinter Nights and The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind to the Polish market. In September of 2003, the company announced The Witcher as the first project for its internal development unit, CD Projekt RED. For more information on the game, go to www.thewitcher.com.

Other games to be represented in the art show are 10TACLE Studios’s Elveon, Big House Games/Microsoft’s Rise of Legends, Midway Games’ Project Assassin, FreeStyleGames/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s B-Boy, Lexus Numerique’s Evidence: The Last Ritual, Areanet’s Guildwars, Konami’s Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence, Buena Vista Games’ Turok, Bizarre Creations/Microsoft’s Project Gotham Racing 3 and Human Head Studios’ Prey.

Presented by Turner’s GameTap, ‘Into the Pixel’ offers videogame artists an opportunity to receive recognition for from their peers in both the digital and fine art worlds. The E3 exhibit will be open to attendees in the Concourse Foyer of the Los Angeles Convention Center May 10-12. All of the selected art from last year’s exhibit can be seen online at www.intothepixel.com/view-art.php?year=2005.