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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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AIE Graduate | Rising Sun Pictures

Look Development Artist – Rising Sun Pictures | AIE Graduate

Graduating from AIE’s 3D Animation and VFX course in 2016, Christina was quickly snapped up in the industry before she had even completed her course by Adelaide studio, Monkeystack. With her practical skills and showreel, Christina was able to demonstrate a range of talent and was hired to work on Modelling, surfacing, and texturing of…

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AIE | Animation and VFX | Animation Tools of the Trade

Animation Tools of the Trade

You have been given 20 weeks and a team of 5 to create a 3 minute 3D animated music video. What tools do you need, how to you stay on time and achieve the vision? This is the challenge a team of 5 AIE students faced when creating the music video for the song ‘Follow…

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AIE | Graduates Showcase | Games | Film

Graduates Shine at 2017 Showcase

AIE 2017 Graduate showcases were held in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra in the first two weeks of December. It was a time for game art, game programming, game design and film visual effects graduates to showcase their final projects and present their portfolios and showreels to members of the creative digital industries. There was…

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AIE | Graduate Showcase | 2018

Graduate Showcase 2018

Students are putting the finishing touches on their work and getting ready for the Graduate Showcase events that are happening soon across AIE campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra. Representatives from studios across the creative digital industries will be in attendance to check out the next generation of talent. If you’d like to be…

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AIE | Games Programming | Big Ant Studios

Game Programming Graduate starts work at Big Ant Studios

In one week, Josh Laurence will be heading to Melbourne to start his first job as a junior programmer for Big Ant Studios. This is his story…   Having already worked as a web developer an android app developer and trained as a teacher Josh came to AIE because…   “I realised that although I…

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AIE | Gamedev | Interview

Zero to Gamdev

How I went from knowing nothing about making games to selling one. My name is James Wakeham, I’m a game developer from Canberra and I’m finishing up my second year of the AIE two year programming course. I work for AIE alumni game dev studio Cardboard Keep and earlier this year we released a game…

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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 | Film | VFX | Graduate | Luma Pictures Internship

AIE graduate in final 2 of Luma Pictures intern competition

AIE graduates in final 2 of Luma Pictures intern competition   An internship program that takes you to Fiji as part of the selection process – yes please!   AIE graduate, Jesse Cohen is one of two finalists as part of Luma Picture’s internship program competition.   There were close to 100 applications for this…

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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 | Serious Games Showcase | Siege Sloth Games

Planting the seed of success

AIE Alumni, Siege Sloth Games have just won the Serious Games Showcase – Indie / Student category at the 2016 Australasian Simulation Congress (ASC) in Melbourne. EVERGREEN is a Zen single player game where the player controls the growth of a mythical tree with the goal of guiding and nurturing life throughout the history of…

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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 Incubator | Studio Startup | $150K Funding

Graduate Start-up Studios secure $150k Funding

The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) today announced that $150k of development grants had been awarded to start-up game studios in AIE’s Incubator Program. The funding was announced at the opening of Game Plus, a coworking space designed for game developers and related specialist technology start-ups.   AIE has supported the establishment of Game Plus…

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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 | Game Art | Film | Games and Film Careers

Art and animation students kick off their careers before graduation

AIE would like to congratulate our new art and animation graduates who have already secured themselves jobs in the industry. With graduation ceremonies being held around the country this week, an impressive five Screen and Media students and three Game Art and Animation students, all from the Sydney campus, have lined up employment at some…

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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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