Student success at the 2023 Game Development World Championships!
Congratulations to AIE student games Mumble: A Tumble in Time and Retail Wars for their success at the Game Development World Championships 2023! Mumble: A Tumble in Time placed in the top 7 for the Fan Choice Award, was nominated for Best Student Game and was a finalist for the Hobby Award. Retail Wars was…Read More
Best Practice Tips for Game Art Portfolios
Best Practice Tips for Game Art Portfolios Published on: May 22, 2023 As a game artist, you need a strong portfolio to showcase your skills, experience, range, and creativity. Employers and clients will use your portfolio to evaluate your suitability for their project or team. Portfolio Platforms The best options for game art portfolio platforms…Read More
Water Ruins Diorama with Emma Cruzado
Emma Cruzado is a 2D & 3D based artist from Sydney, Australia. Currently undergoing her final year in the Advanced Diploma of Game Art at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment. The above piece ‘Water Ruins Diorama’ was produced during her Game Art Environment Module. This diorama was Emma’s first introduction to Unreal Engine 4 –…Read More
AIE to Government: Support students to make the best education choices
AIE CEO John De Margheriti joined Minister for Skills and Training, Brendan O’Connor, and other leading independent tertiary education providers at the Parliamentary Forum held by Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) at Parliament House, Canberra. The forum provided educators with an opportunity to connect with Ministers and Shadow Ministers involved in the education and…Read More
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…Read More
Advice for recipients of spam email
On 27 October 2022, a third-party service provider for AIE was accessed by an unauthorised user. The unauthorised user sent a spam email to 320,000 email addresses with the subject heading “Payment Receipt”. Anyone who has received an email with the subject line “Payment Receipt” should not open the email but should delete the email.…Read More
Celebrating the release of Sissy in Cinemas!
We’re celebrating the upcoming release of SISSY in cinemas by giving away 10 double passes! SISSY was supported by AIE, filmed at the Canberra campus, and features the work of AIE VFX artists. To go into the draw, simply like the post announcing this competition and comment your closest cinema from the list of screening…Read More
AIE Alumni awarded 2022 ACT Chief Minister’s Pearcey Entrepreneur Award
The award was presented by Senator (retd) Kate Lundy and ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr. AIE Alumni Adam Zegelin has been awarded the ACT Chief Minister’s Pearcey Entrepreneur Award along with Instaclustr co-founder Ben Bromhead. The award recognises an entrepreneur their career who has demonstrated innovative and pioneering achievement and contribution to technological development in…Read More
Tessa’s ever-evolving role as a game designer
Playing with dolls isn’t just fun and games! Tessa Touchette, game designer and product manager at Mighty Kingdom talked to us about her journey from AIE into Australia’s largest game development company Mighty Kingdom. Before she studying at AIE, Tessa had no prior experience in game design. An avid gamer, Tessa had dabbled in character…Read More
From Spiderman to Godzilla – AIE Alumni brings incredible to the big screen
AIE held a livestream with AIE Alumni Peter Lee, who is currently working as a Tracking and Matchmoving Artist from Luma Pictures. Peter talked about his journey from AIE student to working on Marvel movies! Before coming to AIE, Peter had already completed a Bachelor but he felt that the University structure didn’t help him…Read More
My Journey Into The Visual Effects Industry – Jake Dobbie
Jake always dreamed of filmmaking and creating visual effects for film. It was his love of films like Starship Troopers and Star Wars that inspired Jake to get a camera and start telling his own stories and creating his own worlds. Jake found out about AIE through high school and applied for the animation and…Read More
Academy of Interactive Entertainment joins Canberra Innovation Network
Today the Academy of Interactive Entertainment, AIE, joins the Canberra Innovation Network, CBRIN, as its education partner bringing unique digital entertainment, games development, and film production capabilities. AIE is a non-profit vocational education provider founded in 1996 to grow the creative digital sector. AIE offers nationally accredited training in multi-disciplinary approaches to game development, visual…Read More
Watch A Robot’s Desperate Dash To Safety!
Watch a desperate robot attempt to make a brave escape in this psychological science fiction thriller. With only a flashlight as a guide, the robot creeps his way closer to an escape door. In his hurry to flee the abandoned ship to reach safety, the escape door light reveals the creature that has been lurking…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Ashlee Page talks about Filmmaking at AIE
Ashlee Page has over 15 years’ experience in the Australian film industry. Working primarily as a writer and director, she has experience directing TVC’s and drama. Ashlee’s credits include a chapter in the feature film Tim Winton’s The Turning and a multi-award-winning adaptation of Peter Goldsworthy’s The Kiss, for which she won two AFI Awards,…Read More
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…Read More
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.…Read More
How Do Robots Kill Time? Find Out In This Animated Student Film
Two bored robots are inspired to have a Mexican show down to kill some time. Killing Time is a short animated film created by the 2021 students in AIE’s Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media specialising in 3D Animation & Visual Effects. This team of four students were able to focus on using their creative…Read More
Dominion – An Action-Packed Short Movie By AIE VFX Students
Two brothers; a pilot and a tank commander in World War II, fight alongside their British allies against the German army, will they survive? Or face an unfortunate fate…. Dominion is one of the major productions from the 2021 graduating students of AIE’s Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media specialising in 3D Animation and Visual…Read More
What does a Production Coordinator do?
Have you always dreamt of working on a blockbuster film? That dream is now a reality for AIE alumni Crystal Taylor! Since graduating from AIE in 2020 with an Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media, specialising in 3D Animation & VFX for Film, Crystal has gone on to work at Method Studios in Melbourne. While…Read More
Here’s what you’ve missed at AIE
The film industry in Australia has been booming, with the introduction of Virtual Production technology creating further career opportunities. Due to industry demand, AIE have introduced their new and innovative Film and Virtual Production course, starting in February 2022!Read More
Discover the future of film in Canberra
The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) will be hosting a Film Careers Day tomorrow, Saturday 30 October 2021, to showcase the future of film in Canberra. It’s an opportunity to learn about Canberra’s vibrant film industry, filmmaking careers and film courses as well as get hands-on with the latest technology. Participants will be able to…Read More