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Tessa’s ever-evolving role as a game designer

Playing with dolls isn’t just fun and games! Tessa Touchette, game designer and product manager at Mighty Kingdom talked to us about her journey from AIE into Australia’s largest game development company Mighty Kingdom. Before she studying at AIE, Tessa had no prior experience in game design. An avid gamer, Tessa had dabbled in character…

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VR user in Automotive VR application. Photo by XR Expo on Unsplash.

More than Games: Using VR for the Trade and Automotive Industry

In recent years, Virtual Reality (VR) has been a fantastic platform for game development, but it’s also being widely utilised by a range of industries for reasons other than entertainment. Connor Gibson, Head of Immersive Technologies at Tradiebot Industries fills us in on the emerging VR industry for the trade and automotive industry and how…

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Step into the Shadows of an Infected Kingdom

Shadowstep is a 2D pixel art metroidvania set in an ancient Japanese castle. You play as a samurai that has not yet been corrupted by the miasma and has infected the rest of his friends, former castle residents and colleagues. Your mission: to explore a vast kingdom, meet and interact with uninfected characters while gaining…

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Mooncorp screenshot

Are you ready to defend the moon?

Kite Shield Interactive have just launched “Moon Corp. Tower Defence”, a tower defence and company management game. As waves of aliens try to invade, your job is to protect the cities of the moon by building and upgrading turrets. Make sure you keep within budget and protect your vested interest as you battle the dreaded…

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Help Dodger Escape Space Prison in Astrobreach!

Astrobreach is an action-packed, sci-fi third person game created by students as part of their Year 2 Major Production in the Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development. The playable character in the game is Dodger, a playful little scoundrel that has been wrongfully imprisoned for vandalism. It’s your mission to defeat the robot prison guards…

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Game Design Graduates Showcase Splatacle and The Pound

We recently caught up with three 2021 Game Design graduates to discuss their final projects and the journey of creating a game from conception to completion. In a livestream on Youtube, Graduates shared insights into their development process, what they learnt, working in a team, and their aspirations for the next stage of their careers.…

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AIE wins 2021 ACT Small Training Provider of the Year Award

Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) has again been recognised as the Small Registered Training Organisation of the Year at the 2021 ACT Training Excellence Awards. The award was announced in a virtual ceremony by ACT Minister for Skills, Chris Steel MLA. The ACT Training Excellence Awards recognise the dedicated training efforts in the ACT by…

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Entrepreneurial Billionaire Credits Games for His Start in Tech

Elon Musk is a household name, best known for disrupting the automotive industry, through electric car maker Tesla, and the space industry via rocket producer SpaceX. Musk founded both Neuralink, a company developing brain-machine interfaces and OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research company. How did Elon get his start in technology? In a panel at the…

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Challenging puzzle game by AIE students

Challenging puzzle game in a frozen world by AIE Students

Fight against the freezing cold and a strange illness plaguing the world, in this incredibly challenging puzzle game in a frozen world. Set in an abandoned civilisation on Antarctica, now reclaimed by the inhospitable ice and snow, players must navigate a series of puzzles and the frozen environment, using several tools to discover clues and…

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Road to Eden team Keystone Studio

Adventure through the stunning lands of Nora’s Territory as Alana

Road to Eden is a 3rd person Action-Adventure game. You play as Alana on her journey to rest her brother Torah’s soul at the Well of Springs. Gameplay Features: Platforming, Puzzles, Combat, and cinematics. Adventure through the stunning lands of Nora’s Territory as Alana, a young, prideful, and intelligent guardian of light.

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Golem by Endgame AIE major Project 2020

Explore an Aztec Temple as a Rock Monster with Golem!

Golem is a brand new game where players find themselves as a giant Rock Golem inside of an Aztec ruin. Explore a challenging and increasingly difficult obstacle and puzzle environment, in order to find a way out of an Aztec temple!

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Job Trainer Level up your skills for free!

Looking to change your career or try something new? JobTrainer is one of the ways the ACT Government are supporting job seekers and the economy during COVID-19. It offers young people (aged 17-24) and job seekers across Canberra the opportunity to try something new through vocational education and training.

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Guudo by Omni AIE major Project 2020

Play as an alien scout on earth in Guudo!

Guudo is a 3D, action-adventure platformer game where you play as an extra-terrestrial scout. Guudo has crash landed on earth in the middle of a film set and uses their abilities to eat, shrink and grow. Guudo needs to find props around the set to blend in with the humans.

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AIE Sydney Unlocks New State of the Art Campus

AIE’s Sydney campus is undergoing a massive upgrade to educate the next generation of game and film developers. Stunning learning studios and start of the art equipment will enable AIE’s Sydney students to all be located at the one address and ready to take on the world for all courses commencing in February 2021.

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AIE at PAX Online 2020

AIE at PAX Online 2020

THE EVENT PAX is known as one of the premier Gaming events of the year, showcasing the best soon to be released games and emerging young talent from across the world. AIE has been a constant fixture at these events, and 2020 was no exception.

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AIE pledges $1 million of grants for games

The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) is announcing the creation of the AIE Incubator Grants Fund which will award up to $1 million over the next 10 years for game development projects.

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