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iFEST May 5th 2018

iFEST is a festival for independent game developers: from new startups and established studios to anyone who thinks they might have what it takes to imagine, design, build and market games.

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Introduction To Game Design | AIE Holiday Course

Level Up Industry Lesson: Game Designer

Welcome to the first installment of our Level Up Industry Lesson, this week we will be going over the role of the Game Designer. If you’re interested in game development, 3D animation or VFX industries, you’re in the right place. Maybe you’re still trying to figure out if game design is the right path for…

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AIE at Emerald City Comic-Con 2018

The city of Seattle was fired up once again for Emerald City Comic-Con 2018! Emerald City Comic-Con was held at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle, Washington. The Academy of Interactive Entertainment has partnered with Emerald City Comic-Con to help us reach out to our future industry experts. This is our 7th year…

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Open House March 2018 | AIE

AIE Open House – March 10th

James Cardo (Head of School), kicked off our Open House event with a wonderful introduction of our campus highlights and alumni achievements. He explained the different pathways to get into the industry, and importance of building a portfolio in the respective areas of gaming and animation. He shared some of his favorite stories from our…

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Another Successful GGJ for 2018!

The Academy of Interactive Entertainment in Seattle had the distinct pleasure of once again hosting Global Game Jam. This year is definitely special because it is the 10th year of this mighty event! Every year this event always changes in regards to it’s participation. This year our attendance has doubled from last year. We had…

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6 Ways To Crack 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?

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All the World’s a Stage

For many of us, it started with J.R.R. Tolkien’s maps of Middle Earth. The LOTR saga created a huge history of hobbits, orcs, elves, and dragons that was pinned to a “reality” by the great maps drawn by Tolkien and his son Christopher.

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AIE Open House – November 18th

Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, 3D animation and visual effects for film at AIE’s Open House. The Lafayette and Seattle campuses will be opening their doors to visitors eager to find out about AIE courses starting in 2018. The day will include presentations on different areas of industry as…

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Interactive Experience Day – July 15th

AIE’s Interactive Experience Days are a great opportunity to learn about the local and international game development, 3D animation and visual effects industries. Students will get the opportunity to learn about the different pathways to get into the industry, what should be in a portfolio and will be able to get creative in practical workshops…

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SWARM

Sinkholes have been reported to appear around Seattle, and a seismologist is on the case. What she finds, however, is something that no one could have prepared her for…

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Foam Sword Battle 2017

AIE students, staff, and faculty took to the South Fountain Lawn at Seattle Center to participate in the 2nd Annual AIE Foam Sword battle.

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Interactive Experience Day – June 3rd 2017

Attendee’s will get an opportunity to learn about the different pathways to get into the industry, and will be able to get creative in practical workshops using industry-standard 3D animation and game development tools.

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