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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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AIE Students using stage craft

AIE Students Pioneer Virtual Production for VFX Project

Inspired by the latest Virtual Production LED wall technology, used extensively in Disney’s The Mandalorian and HBO’s Westworld, a team of visual effects students in AIE Sydney decided to take advantage of AIE’s partnership with Intraware, a leading supplier to Australian VFX studios. The student team, known as Team Abyss, came up with a concept…

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Brokenhorn AIE Students Short Film

Brokenhorn: A Beautifully made short film by AIE Students

Brokenhorn is a fantastic short animated film about an ancient creature that must protect his home, the dying forest, from a mysterious threat. Brokenhorn stands as the last of an ancient line of protectors of the forest, fighting against the dreaded forces that threaten his world.

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Feast for One by The Middle Row AIE Students

Feast for One – Short Film by AIE Students

Rotund and hungry, a gluttonous noble calls for his personal chef to prepare him an elaborate meal. Unsatisfied, he demands more food until the chef is fed up with his greedy, selfish ways and bottomless stomach.

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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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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 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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My journey into Character Design – Kellie Lautier

It is every game artist’s dream to have their game character loved and played by people around the world…including big-name celebrities! For AIE Alumni Kellie Lautier, this dream came true when her name was credited on one of 2020’s most highly anticipated games.

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Casey Thomas speaking at Online Experience Day

AIE is proud to have Casey Thomas, CEO of Dark Shadow Studios and AIE Alumni, speaking at our upcoming Online Experience Day on Saturday 23rd November. Dark Shadows Studios was created through the Graduate Diploma program at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment.

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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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Cool Banana Studios | AIE Sydney Student Team Feature Image

How is a film born

We took to the classroom to chat with second year 3D Animation and VFX for Film team, ‘Cool Banana Studios’ to ask some questions about their short 3D film, “Suck it” and about their time at AIE.

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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 | 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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AIE | Game Design | How To Make A Portfolio For Game Design

Building a Game Design Portfolio for entry into AIE

One of the most common questions we get from people wanting to start our two year Game Design and Production program is; What do I need to put in my Game Design portfolio? The answer is…… there are lots of things you could include. Did you ever have to create something for a woodworking class…

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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 | Christmas Hours 2017

AIE Campus hours over Christmas 2017

AIE would like to wish everyone a happy Christmas break and a successful start to the New Year in 2018. The campuses will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period, from 5pm Friday 22nd December and will reopen on Monday, 8th January 2018.   If you need to contact us over the break,…

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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 | Film | Blue World Order

AIE Students work on Sci-Fi Film ‘Blue World Order’

Talented students from the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) have played a vital part in bringing Aussie-made sci-fi, Blue World Order (BWO) to the big screen for its premiere this month.   Blue World order was filmed entirely in Canberra, using desert landscapes and modern concrete architecture to paint a stark vision of a not-so-distant…

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