AIE News

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 | What is Game Design | What is Game Art

The Difference between Game Art and Design and Why You Need to Know

SKIES ABLAZE Student Work Have you ever wanted to get into games, but don’t know where to start? Quite often we hear people say they want to be a Game Designer, and then begin to discuss concept art and environment designs. What is it about these two totally different professions that gets people so confused?…

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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 | How a Game is Born

How is a game born?

We went to the classrooms to find out how team ‘Team Armadillo’ came up with the game idea for their major games project.   Their game ‘Baroviet’ is a 3D minimalist puzzle sidescroller where a lost girl must navigate through puzzles by creating tears between the physical world and the realm of spirits and shadows.…

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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 | 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 | Holiday Hours 2015

AIE Holiday Hours

AIE will be taking a short break over the new year period to recharge for 2016.   Our campuses will close from Friday, December 18, and re-open on Monday, January 4.   We will be checking email regularly during this period, so please get in touch if you need to contact us. Please bear in…

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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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AIE | PAX | How To Demo Your Game

Prepping for PAX: How to demo your game

With PAX Aus just a few weeks away, we asked two experts for their tips on how to get the most out of exhibiting a game at a consumer show. Micheal Muirden is from Siege Sloth Games, one of dozens of AIE Incubator and student teams showing at PAX this year. Micheal has been instrumental…

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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 | 3D Animation | How to Make a Portfolio

How to perfect your 3D animation portfolio

Dragonborn by Anarkhy on Sketchfab Your showreel is the key to getting a job in the industry. We asked AIE Screen teacher Kim Allen to share his expert knowledge on getting the most out of your portfolio…   When should students start thinking about their portfolio? Students should be thinking about their portfolio’s from the…

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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 | Wicked Witch Software | Placement

Melbourne students on placement at Wicked Witch

Over the summer holidays, AIE Melbourne organised for numerous students to embark on a two-week placement at Wicked Witch. We caught up with a few of those students to find out more about their experience, how it came about and what advice they would give to students and colleagues trying to break into the industry.…

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AIE Incubator | Stormworm

AIE Incubator students new game: Stormworm

Stormworm – Inspired by the retro game snake, AIE Incubator students decided to revisit a classic game and re-envision it in 3D! Slither around the planets as if you are stuck in a Tron like universe, eat until your hearts content and avoid your tail – easy right? Wrong! The Stormworm team who are working…

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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 Interview | Screen and Media

AIE Interview: Ready, study…GOnline!

The world is progressing into the digital realm. News can now be viewed online, invitations sent through Facebook, games played via Steam and study can be done from the comfort of one’s own home. Although online study has been around for a while now, it can still be an area where people aren’t sure about…

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AIE | Portfolio & Demo Reel Tips | Dave Scotland

Top 15 Portfolio & Demo Reel Tips

Preparing your demo reel and portfolio is not as simple as it once was. The landscape is more crowded and the creative options are vast. So what can you do to separate your work form the masses and land that job in the industry? Well the most important thing is to realize the presentation of…

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AIE Online

Online Experience Day – September 6th 2014

If you’re interested in AIE’s online courses then our Online Experience Day is an ideal opportunity to find out more Course overview sessions will be running on the range of online courses in 3D animation, game programming and game design offered by AIE. With classes starting all the time, starting your career as a game…

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Google Cardboard News | Academy of Interactive entertainment

Cool Stuff on Campus – Google Cardboard

The staff and teachers at AIE are always keen to check out new technology or cool gadgets. Sometimes it’s to keep up with the latest industry standards.  Sometimes it’s just because it’s fun! In the case of Google Cardboard, it’s both.  What an odd pairing – while Google is associated with new technology, cardboard is…

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