Near the entrance of the convention center throughout E3 was the Into the Pixel art gallery, a collaboration between the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and the Entertainment Software Association that showcases various pieces of contemporary videogame concept art. It's celebration of the art of games themselves and the artists who make the games we enjoy such a treat to explore.
The gallery itself was some high-class shizz. We were served burger sliders with feta cheese and grilled onions, Asian salad dumplings, and the aforementioned goat cheese crackers, all accompanied by an open bar featuring a selection of beers and wines. It was easy to imagine yourself miles away from the roar and the hustle of E3 proper. With wine glass in hand, I felt like a right upstart prick.
In the gallery bellow, you'll find the 16 pieces from this year's show. My favorites were definitely the Gravity Daze and Journey pieces, but there are also solid works from Halo 4, Diablo III, Skullgirls, and more. Check 'em out!