The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Honours Bruce Shelley

Posted by | December 5, 2008

You might not know who Bruce Shelley is, but you’ve been giving him your money all these years just the same. Shelley is one of the founders of Ensemble Studios, you know, the folks who pump out Age of Empires and its many belligerent children. They’re also working on this Halo Wars thing, maybe you’ve heard of it?

On February 18th, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, those crazy AIAS people, will induct Bruce Shelley into their Hall of Fame for, and I quote, “significant advancement within the industry while demonstrating proven success and leadership.” For those of you who don’t speak business executive, that means money trees grow where this dude’s shadow has passed.

So far, only twelve people from the gaming industry have won the award, including John Carmack (who programmed the engine God used to build the universe), and Shigeru Miyamoto (who owns a mirror that, if turned just right, can see directly into a gamer’s soul).

You can read more about this event at this GameDaily article. You can also brush up on the AIAS and their wacky adventures at their website.


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