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Produce Parade Student Game Game Image 01 | AIE Seattle

New Student Game – Produce Parade is a BIG hit at PAX !

Produce Parade is a racing game where the racers are vegetables. This is a hybrid farming simulation and racing game made by our 2022 graduating class during their 1st year production project. Take special care of your produce pal and grow them into a top-tier racer! Earn CroptoCurrency by racing to buy treats to boost…

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First Frost by AIE Students

Bring in the winter season with First Frost!

First Frost was developed on the campus of AIE Lafayette as the major project for a group of 2020 graduates in the second year of their Advanced Diploma in Professional Game Development. The game was developed over a 6-month period by a team of 10 using the Unreal Engine.

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Minor Production Process Afterword | AIE Seattle

AIE Minor Production Process

One of the most valuable parts of the course for our Game Development students is the opportunity to collaborate with their peers from other disciplines for their final project at the end of each school year. Internally, those projects are referred to as “Minor Production” and “Major Production” respectively for our first year and second…

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A Tour Inside Valve Headquarters

Our students had the opportunity to get an inside look at the legendary Valve Corp Headquarters, the studio that has brought us the Half-Life series, and the distribution platform, Steam. Kelly Cline and Mike Belzer, who were our guides for our group throughout the tour, showed Valve’s state of the art motion-capture room, sound design…

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10 Games in 3 Days: Year 1’s Alphabet Game Jam

10 games in 3 days? How is that even possible?! In a game jam, anything is possible! When you are well-equipped with the top-tier tools and a studio environment with a creative team, you’d be surprised how easy it is to churn out 10 games in 3 days. About the Alphabet Jam This is the…

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Stuffing And Stardust | AIE

Video Game Math: Polar and Spherical Notation

What is Polar and Spherical Notation? These systems are alternate ways of describing a position in space. This allows us a different way of calculating positions. Polar and Spherical Coordinates In a “normal” Cartesian coordinate system, you have coordinates in an (x, y) pattern (or (x, y, z) for 3D) – along with an arbitrary…

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Is Game Programming Right for Me

You might be a programmer when… Have you ever wondered what’s going on under the hood of the games and software tools you use? You might be a programmer! Perhaps you have learned a bit about programming, but you’re wondering whether to pursue it as a career. Let’s go over some ways you can explore…

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