Recently appointed Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences President Martin Rae tells Gamasutra the D.I.C.E.-organizing body plans to offer a membership option for individual developers “in the next six months.”

“There’s no question we’re going to work toward defining and providing more benefits to individual members,” Rae said in an interview ahead of this week’s D.I.C.E. game executive conference in Las Vegas, which Gamasutra will be covering in depth.

“As digital distribution and iPhone development is becoming easier to take advantage of, there’s a lot of individual developers that we would like as members of the academy, so we’re looking at that in a big way,” he continued. “We don’t have a defined set plan, but we will within the next six months.”

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