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AIE | Industries Using VR

When games get serious – Other industries using games and VR

What if we used our powers for good, instead of evil? We are in the midst of a VR and AR explosion. Technologies like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR are revolutionising the way we think, work and play, and market research group Greenlight Insights is predicting the VR industry will be worth…

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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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AIE Graduate | Ice Hockey | Aberrant Realities

Ice to meet you

Image by Coordinate.   With less than a year under their belt as a studio, the developers from Aberrant Realities have been creating a Virtual Reality (VR) experience to help inspire and engage Australia’s ice hockey fans.   Aberrant Realities is a team of made up of 7 AIE graduates from the 2016 game art,…

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AIE | 3D Animation | Things You Need To Know

6 Things You Need To Know About Getting into 3D Animation

Aristotle went down in history as a celebrated philosopher known for many wonderful aphorisms, but when it comes to animation, there’s one in particular that stands out: art imitates life. By definition, animation is the process of manipulating static images or models to create the illusion of movement—in other words, bringing art ‘to life’. 3D…

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AIE Incubator | Development Grants

AIE Incubator studios awarded $200,000 of development grants

AIE has awarded development grants to thirteen start-up studios, comprising of eleven games and two film projects, as part of the AIE Incubator Grants program. The grants to successful studios amounted to a total of $200,000 after a competitive application process that included advice from an independent industry panel.   “These development grants are a critical…

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AIE | STEM | Skills Experience

Future Skills Experience

Discover where STEM skills can take you     The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) is inviting year 11 and 12 students to showcase a range of future careers that relate to STEM skills. The majority of the world’s fastest growing occupations require STEM skills and there is an urgent need for a skilled workforce…

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AIE | Game Development | Tips

5 Tips For Getting Into Game Development

Do you get excited when you overhear someone discussing Minecraft on public transport? Does thinking about game-play mechanics or artificial intelligence get you excited? If you answered yes to one of these questions, there’s a strong chance that your interest in video games is more than just a passing phase. Now more than ever, the…

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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 | Online Experience Day

May AIE Online Experience Day

Get ready to kick start your studies in 3D animation, game design or VFX for film with AIE Online You will be welcomed by online staff, teachers and industry guests at the AIE Online Experience Day. This interactive virtual event is set to kick off on Thursday 27th May from 12PM Noon till 5PM AEST.…

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AIE | Game Design | NASA Space Apps Challenge

‘Data you can touch’, an AIE success story

Ever been interested in how many people live in your city and what you as a community contribute to CO2 emissions? -KEN-‘s got you sorted!   -KEN-, an old Scottish word for ‘understanding’, utilises NASA’s Earth Science and Human Dimension Data to provide a database of information on the earth. -KEN- is a mobile Virtual…

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AIE | VFX News | Film | Guardians of the Galaxy 2

AIE Graduates work on Guardians of the Galaxy 2

AIE is GROOT! The sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardian of the Galazy 2, has been a huge success both here and overseas. This Marvel superhero film is yet another instalment of Marvel films whose visual effects production has been produced in Australia.   Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has been dubbed the movie…

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AIE | Film | Canberra Youth Orchestra

Looks as good as it sounds

Imagine creating something that is displayed on a big screen, while an orchestra below plays your favorite and the most iconic game music ever created. AIE students recently had that opportunity as they created the motion graphics package featured during the Canberra Youth Orchestra’s performance as part of the Canberra International Music Festival. CANBERRA YOUTH…

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AIE Event | Xbox Academy

Xbox Academy launched by Microsoft Store and AIE

We’re excited to announce the launch of the Xbox Academy, a videogame-fueled educational establishment that will open its doors for a limited time this April to inspire high school students to expand their creative horizons and achieve more this school holidays.   Launching in partnership with the flagship Microsoft Store, Sydney, and Academy of Interactive…

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AIE Incubator | Project: Ninja | Pine Fire Studios

What’s Black, White & Red if you’re playing to win at PAX East!?

AIE Incubator developers Pine Fire Studios recently had their game Kieru selected to be showcased during the second round of the PAX EAST OMEGATHON in Boston.   The Omegathon is a highlight of the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX), where 20 attendees compete to see who is the best at a selection of games. 600 people…

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AIE Alumni | TILT

AIE Alumni Success with 2016 Feature Film Tilt

Congratulations to AIE Alumni, David Tonkin on the success of his feature film, Tilt Tilt follows the story of Josh (Charlie Ranger) who is an amateur poker player on his dream of turning his online poker hobby into a big fulltime gig. Starring Dave Beamish, Nick Barry and Diana Brumen, the film follows two friends…

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AIE | VFX | Post Processing Skills

Take your VFX and Post-Production skills to the next level!

AIE is calling all graduates looking to get into film and visual effects, starting their own post-production studio or wanting to take their animation and visual effects skills to the next level. A brand new post-graduate program is being launched this month to further power graduates into film production opportunities and careers.   “We want…

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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 | 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 | 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 | Small Training Provider 2016

AIE Wins Small Training Provider of the Year – 2016

AIE has been announced as the winner of the Australian Small Training Provider of the Year for 2016 by the Australian Training Awards.   After winning the ACT Small Training Provider of the Year in October, AIE was placed in the top three nationally to compete for the Australian Award. On hand to receive the…

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