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AIE | Advance Diploma Work | Alanis

New AIE student game – Alanis and the Great Eastern Wind

Created as part of the Second year Major Production by AIE Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development students   Art: Erin Stevenson, Irma Walker, Saffron Dudgeon, Rebecca Rose and Erin Hayes   Programming: Aythan Maconachie, Elliot Ceramidas and James Stone   Design: Connor Shaw and Drew Curran

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AIE | Global Game Jam 2017

Global Game Jam January 2017

Global Game Jam (GGJ) 2017 is on 20th – 22nd January. AIE students and staff are preparing themselves to develop amazing games for this world-wide event. Last year the GGJ was held in over 600 locations, in over 87 countries and created more than 6800 games. This year’s event is even bigger!   If you…

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AIE | Graduation 2016

Graduation class of 2016

AIE 2016 graduates celebrate in style on the big screen   The class of 2016 has had their graduation sessions in various cities over the past fortnight. AIE GRADUATION 2016 CEOs John and Vicki De Margheriti and AIE Graduate Jemima Gulliver Students from each of AIE’s programs have graduated in style and had their work…

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AIE | Bit Bunny Games

Bit Bunny Games Release debut title – Stellar Shift

Stellar Shift is a super fast arcade shooter where bending time is the only way to cheat death.   As projectiles speed towards you, time slows down, giving you a fleeting opportunity to acrobatically dodge destruction. In deadly network games, shots will be flying and abilities and anticipation will be tested to the limit.  …

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AIE | 20 Years

AIE celebrates it’s 20th year

#20yearsofAIE   AIE celebrates it’s 20th year in style!   When we reflect back on what video games and computer graphics consisted of 20 years ago, you realise what a significant achievement it is that AIE has been in operation for this length of time.   Looking through the archives from when AIE was first…

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AIE | PAX 2016

AIE Dominates PAX

AIE Dominates PAX   AIE showcase largest ever line-up of students made games at PAX AUS PAX AUS is Australia’s largest video games focused expo. The show celebrates and highlights the industry’s most exciting upcoming and recently released games. At the AIE Booth this year we showcased more student games than ever before. 16 games…

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AIE Students | GCAP Showcase Winners

GCAP recap – AIE included in Student Showcase Winners

GCAP recap – AIE included in Student Showcase Winners The GCAP Student Showcase is always hotly contested amongst game development students around the asia pacific region as they aim to be part of the chosen few to have their game included in the showcase. As the ultimate recognition from their peers in the game development…

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AIE | Music City Tech Jam

AIE students and staff score top hits at the Music City Tech Jam

Game developers and musicians combine in Adelaide: even Jimmy Barnes would be impressed   While musicians often team up with game developers to create amazing soundtracks for games, the CCMC took this relationship to a new level and really looked at ways in which sound and player involvement can create immersive virtual reality experiences. AIE…

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AIE Incubator | GDML | Minecart Mayhem

GDML Team Releases Minecart Mayhem!

Distance knows no bounds as Ludatik released their debut title, Minecart Mayhem, and it is pretty darn good! Minecart Mayhem is a fast-paced strategy game where players fight using armies of minecarts. Rather than controlling the units directly, players control rail junctions to out-manoeuvre their opponents, and cast spells to damage the enemy more directly.…

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AIE | CASIA | Student Placement

AIE Flies into Thales

In February, AIE met with Thales, the world’s leader in providing Air Traffic Control Systems at their Centre for Advanced Studies in Air Traffic Management (CASIA). Thales pioneers innovative solutions and explores new technologies to make air travel more efficient, safer and greener.   Air Traffic is expected to double within the next 20 years,…

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AIE | Open Day | Why You Should Go

6 Reasons to Attend Open Day

1. Meet our industry experienced teachers and students by taking a tour! When you study at AIE you learn from teachers who have worked on some of the biggest game and film projects around. Our students are passionate about getting into games and film and love what they do.   2. Hear from some of…

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AIE Students | Zero One Animation

AIE Students at Zero One Animation

Six second year students started on the job placements last week On Wednesday 20th July, our second year Game Art students Kevin Bava, Omar El Samad, Arky Fitzwater, Kelsey-Mae Wallis and Screen students Yasmin Perez and Duncan Bean had the amazing opportunity to begin working with Zero One Animation. During this time, they will be…

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AIE | Free Online Workshop

FREE AIE Online Workshops

The AIE presents another live online workshop next week, Thursday 21st April. Ryan Ware, Lead Screen Art teacher, will be leading the special two part workshop on “Introduction to Renderman.” To register for these workshops, please refer to the end of the article.   These AIE Online workshops aim to provide basic to intermediate levels…

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AIE | Video Games | Indigenous Students

Video game created by indigenous students to promote maths and science education

In March this year, AIE teamed up with AIME (Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience) to mentor 18 Indigenous Year 9 students through the game development process. Students were tasked with creating a game that would promote science and maths education in schools, in an interactive and engaging way.   Four teams were mentored by AIE Game…

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AIE | VR | Opaque Media Placements

Opaque Media Group Student Placements

Earthlight, is a virtual reality (VR) game set in space, working with Unreal Engine 4 and HTC Vive technologies. Curious? AIE students from Melbourne campus have been working with Opaque Media Group on this cool project. Let’s find out more… Mitchell (2nd year Design student) Christiaan and Mikey (2nd year Game Art) developed a game…

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AIE Teacher | Mike Cooper

Teacher Profile: Mike Cooper

The newest member of AIE Adelaide’s teaching staff, Mike Cooper arrives after years working at some of Australia’s best known games development houses.   And, in addition to his time spent working at RAtbag Games and Krome Studios, he also boasts a Ph.D in Physical Oceanography, of all things.   Mike’s just started his first…

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AIE | Graduate Showcase | Industry

Graduate Showcases connect AIE students with industry

Second-year students had the opportunity to impress dozens of industry professionals at the AIE Graduate Showcase.   Held simultaneously across the Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra campuses, the Graduate Showcase sees students present their final year projects and showreels to representatives from Australia’s top animation and games studios.   The goal of the showcase is to…

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AIE | PAX | 38 AIE Games

38 AIE games shown at PAX Aus

The showfloor of PAX Aus 2015 was packed full of games made by AIE students, staff and alumni.   A total of 38 games exhibited at the show over the weekend of October 30 to November 1 in Melbourne were developed by AIE teams.   The AIE Incubator Program, which supports graduates to create their…

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AIE | PS4 Dev-Kits

AIE takes delivery of PlayStation 4 development kits

AIE students will be able to sharpen their PlayStation 4 skills following the arrival of PS4 development kits at our Australian campuses.   The Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide campuses will each receive a PS4 dev kit, granting students a crucial advantage in their preparation to join the industry.   “The benefit of students having…

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AIE | Code Camp | Kids Make Their Own Games

Code and Game Camps inspire kids to make their own games

Children aged eight to 15 years old got a taste of what it’s like to design and program for games during the Game and Code Camps held at AIE Adelaide last week. The Game Camp was designed by Karl Cizakowsky and run on the day by Adam Bailey, both game design instructors from AIE’s Adelaide…

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AIE | Game Programming | Interview with a Programmer

Interview With A Programmer

Programmers are rarely praised or acknowledged; you’ll find them out the back, working away at the code and trying to fix those bugs. The thing is; programmers are the brains of the operation. So, we thought we would take a look at programming life with who better than AIE Alumni, James Gale!   AIE caught…

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AIE | Global Game Jam | 2015

Global Game Jam on this weekend

Global Game Jam (GGJ) 2015 is on this weekend and AIE students and staff are preparing themselves to develop amazing games for this world-wide event. Last year the GGJ was held in 488 locations, in over 72 countries and created more than 4000 games. This year’s event is expected to be even bigger!   If…

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AIE | Graduate Showcase | 2014

Graduate Showcase 2014

The 2014 Graduate Showcase Evening is upon us once again, and as students come to the end of their courses, they are excited to present to you their best pieces of work. Students graduating from the Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development (Programmers and Artists) and Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media will have a…

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AIE | Arcade Cabinet

AIE Arcade Cabinet

At the Melbourne campus of AIE staff have put together a custom arcade cabinet as a fun challenge for students to create and play multiplayer games. It even features a specially designed interface to show off the game before you select what to play and jump into a match. The games don’t have to be…

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