'I Expect You To Die' Earns Three D.I.C.E. Award Nominations


Innovative Secret Agent Puzzler Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Game Design, Immersive Reality Game of the Year and Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 25, 2017) — Critically-acclaimed game developer Schell Games today announced its virtual reality (VR) secret agent escape-the-room puzzle game I Expect You To Die has been named a finalist in three award categories for the 20th D.I.C.E. Awards by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS). The award categories include Outstanding Achievement in Game Design, Immersive Reality Game of the Year and Immersive Reality Technical Achievement.

I Expect You To Die started as an experiment, where we set out to explore and imagine in VR what it would be like if you were superhero faced with perilous situations in strange locales. What resulted was an incredibly fun and immersive secret agent game with mind-twisting challenges, adrenaline-fueled urgency and lots of humor,” explains Jesse Schell, CEO, Schell Games. “To have our work considered for multiple D.I.C.E. awards by the AIAS is a wonderful honor and very much appreciated.”

The winners will be announced at the 20th D.I.C.E. Awards ceremony on Thursday, February 23rd at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The Awards show will be live streamed from 7:30 to 9:30 PM PST at https://live.interactive.org.

About I Expect You To Die

I Expect You To Die is an award-winning virtual reality escape-the-room puzzle game where players take on the role of an elite secret agent attempting to survive dangerous missions using problem solving skills and wits. It’s a race to thwart the evil Dr. Zor without succumbing to surprising traps and nasty tricks that may cause an untimely demise. In the game, agents face four unique, challenging levels, including being confined inside Dr. Zor’s car, trapped high on a window washing platform, deep underwater in a submarine and inside a booby-trapped hunting lodge – each delivering a treacherous and immersive experience, along with plenty of laughs and the occasional cigar. A special credits sequence at the beginning of the game readies players for upcoming missions and the dangers that lie ahead.

I Expect You To Die is now available for purchase at the US PlayStation Store (US and Canadian consoles only) for $24.99 USD, and the Oculus Store for $24.99 USD. Play on the Oculus Rift, using Touch controllers, an Xbox controller, or a mouse, or on PlayStation®VR, using either a DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller or the PlayStation®Move motion controllers.

For the latest game news, to discover its intriguing backstory, get insight on solving assignments and more, visit http://www.ieytd.com.

Logos and images available at: IEYTD Press Kit

About Schell Games

Schell Games is a full-service game design and development company with a focus on creating transformational games and innovative, interactive experiences. Founded in 2002 by world-class game designer and renowned author Jesse Schell, the studio heralds a highly talented array of artists, programmers, producers, and game designers. Schell Games specializes in creating memorable experiences through mobile, VR/AR, PC, console, handheld, online and social games; interactive experiences and theme park attractions; connected toys and virtual worlds. The company counts some of the world’s most respected brands as clients, such as Yale University, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, The Fred Rogers Company, The Walt Disney Company and Facebook. For more information on Schell Games, visit www.schellgames.com or contact us at info@schellgames.com.

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