Friday, December 15th | New York City | 6-10pm | Show starts 8pm
Warren Spector has been making games for over 30 years. He is best known for his work as the creator of Deus Ex and Epic Mickey, as well has his work on Thief and the original System Shock. He began in 1983 in tabletop games, with Steve Jackson Games and TSR, and over the decades moved into digital games working at Origin, Electronic Arts, Looking Glass, Ion Storm and Junction Point Studios. Warren has received numerous accolades for pioneering a genre that allows for more player agency and emergent storytelling.
Don't miss Warren live onstage, plus a special musical tribute to his work.
The Bit Awards celebrates the year in games and the people behind them. Custom trophies are handed out to games on the rise and one Game Changer Honoree known worldwide for his or her commitment to games as an art and industry. It's a playable awards production like no other featuring segments that transform the theater into an interactive game for all attendees and includes live performances and surprises. This year, the stage production be bigger than ever and will feature exclusive game debuts.
With recurring roles on hit TV shows like Elementary, Power and Madam Secretary, Ruffin Prentiss is no stranger to the stage. But it's his starring role as the face and voice of Marcus Holloway in Watch Dogs 2 that makes him the perfect fit to serve as emcee for this year's show.
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With playable games onsite, plus an interactive ceremony like no other, you'll want to come out for the awards if you can make it in person!
What started as a Playcrafting's local celebration in 2015 grew to become a nationally-recognized production in 2016. In 2017, The Bit Awards went global. The whole show was streamed on Twitch for players and creators the world over to take part.
Players voted The Ultimate Clapback the 2017 Player's Choice Winner!
Each year, awards are given to games in recognition of their technical and creative achievement. The big trophies of the night go to individual developers - one known worldwide and others on the rise. The 2017 nominees will be revealed soon.
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