is in the mood for some celebrating and has decided to kick off the festivities at the 2012 D.I.C.E. Summit with all of its all-star, game industry buddies. Let the jealous feelings commence.

What are they celebrating exactly? Well, most don’t realize this, but Epic Games has been around for (drumroll, please) 20 freaking years! Founded by Mr. Tim Sweeney, Epic had released a myriad of games, many of which no one has ever heard of, way before Gears of War and Infinity Blade entered the scene — an admirable achievement.

Epic is starting with a lecture titled, “Technology and Gaming in the Next 20 Years”, then Epic president and AIAS board member Mike Capps will lead the panel, “Staying Around, Playing Around.” Here he will be joined by Blizzard Entertainment EVP of product development, Frank Pearce, and Insomniac Games founder and CEO, Ted Price, where they’ll give some solid advice on how to be successful, something they obviously have experience with.

Sweeney will be inducted into the AIAS Hall of Fame and Epic Games will most likely sweep most of the awards their games are being nominated for. The awards gala will proceed the ceremony, but, let’s be honest, everyone will be waiting for Epic Games’ after-party — which, with so much to celebrate, could last a fortnite.

It seems the the Epic Games crew will be heading to the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas next week carrying bags packed with extra swagger… but they’ll leave some room for those awards.