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US Ambassador and Dr Schlossberg tour AIE

AIE was honoured to host the United States Ambassador to Australia, Caroline Kennedy and her husband Dr Edwin Schlossberg who visited the AIE Canberra campus yesterday. The visit included a tour of the facility including computer studios, Game Plus, Film Plus and AIE’s state of the art virtual production technology.   AIE staff and students…

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AIE comes first in games industry employment outcomes!

It’s official! AIE is the educator with the highest graduate employment outcomes in the Australian games industry. Research based on Linkedin company insights showed just how many more AIE graduates are working at games studios than any other educator. In fact, AIE  out-performed the next two closest educators combined. AIE’s CEO & Chairman John De…

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Students at Melbourne PAX 2023 | AIE

AIE students showcase their Games at PAX Australia!

Hey there gaming enthusiasts! Let’s talk about the rockstars from the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) who totally owned PAX Australia. This epic gaming event is where AIE students got to flaunt their gaming genius. These young guns brought some serious pixel power to PAX.

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High-school developers get creative at AIE Game Jam

AIE held a two-day Game Jam during school holidays on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th July 2023 at our campuses in Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide. This exciting event was held for students from Years 10, 11, and 12 to explore their creativity, develop technical skills, and collaborate on innovative game projects. The event brought together emerging game developers…

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AIE CEO John De Margheriti recognised with prestigious ICT award

Last night at the annual Pearcey National Awards in Hobart, visionary tech entrepreneur and AIE CEO John De Margheriti was awarded the prestigious Pearcey Medal. The medal was presented by the Honourable Madeline Ogilvie, Tasmanian Minister for IT, to recognise John’s outstanding contribution to developing the Australian game development industry and more recently, film and…

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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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Chromatic Overdrive by AIE Students

Chromatic Overdrive a game by AIE Students

A game developed by Team Tubular, who was part of the AIE’s Online Campus class of 2020. They completed the Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development and developed the game using Unity over 28 weeks.

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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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ACT Job Trainer Logo | AIE

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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AIE awarded 2020 ACT Small Training Provider of the Year

In a Virtual Awards Ceremony held online last night the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) won the Small Registered Training Provider of the Year at the 2020 ACT Training Awards. AIE Staff and Students watched the online presentation from both campus and home and cheered when the category and winner was announced.

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AIE | Graduates Showcase | Games | Film

The AIE Graduate Showcase Adelaide

Every year the AIE holds its annual graduate showcase event. After 14 weeks of Major Production, the students have an opportunity to share the results of all they have learnt for the past two years. They can be truly excited and proud of their results and they invite our local industry professionals for feedback.

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VET In Schools Programs | Academy of Interactive Entertainment

How does VETiS work with the AIE?

Many students want to be game developers and VFX artists, but many don’t fully understand how or when these pathways start. As many are aware, the AIE offers a certificate program that allows you to study a Certificate II or Certificate III in different subjects to receive the knowledge you want.

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GDML Application Form | Acadmeny of Intertactive Entertainment

How AIE revolutionises education and training

AIE is a world leader in specialist games and visual effects education, we pride ourselves in combining the accumulative knowledge of industry professionals across both the VFX and Games Development industries.

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Adelaide Game Developers at Avcon

2019 is the second year that AIE Alumni make their mark at the Indie Games Room at AVcon Adelaide. With 2019 wrapping up to be a big year for Adelaide we should see the likes of Last-Minute Entertainment, Tachyon Five, AltArcade and Ontilt Interactive all releasing their games in the 4th quarter.

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Building A Game Design Portfolio

Building a Game Design Portfolio While Playing

Jumping straight into a game engine can be daunting. Our short courses help with this as they introduce you to using Unreal Engine 4 and Unity 3D but what do you do between applying and waiting for the course to start? A great place to begin is with the editing and modding tools found directly…

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Getting Started With Unreal Engine | AIE Workshop

EPIC Games to deliver workshops at AIE in Sydney and Canberra.

If you have been keen to learn more about how to make games in Unreal Engine 4 (UE4), the same engine used to develop Fortnite, Final Fantasy VII remake and Vader Immortal, make sure you register for the upcoming workshops. EPIC Games, makers of UE4 will be at the AIE campus providing beginner and advanced…

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30 under 30 | AIE Graduate winners

AIE producing some of the best

We are very proud to announce that six AIE graduates and one AIE staff member have won a place on the 30 under 30 lists for ‘The Develop Pacific’ which highlights new members in the industry across the Development, Education and applicable advocacy sectors.

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2018 Graduate Showcase Events

AIE Graduates completing their Advanced Diploma and Graduate Diploma programs are showcasing their major projects at Graduate Showcase events at each campus over the next three weeks. We are very proud of this year’s graduating group who have been working hard on these projects to showcase what they have learnt. Games and VFX industry representatives,…

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2019 Applications Open | Academy of Interactive Entertainment

Applications Now Open for 2019

AIE is currently accepting students for its range of specialist, practical courses that are starting in February 2019 at all campuses. This is a great opportunity to kick-start your career in games and film. Applications are open for the following courses:

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AIE | Mid-Year Intake | Games | Film

Mid-Year Intake: Fast Track Your Future

Fast-track your future – applications for our July mid-year intake are now open. AIE is currently accepting students for its range of specialist, practical courses that are starting in July at all campuses. This is a great opportunity to kick-start your career in games and film. Applications are open for the following courses: Game Art…

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