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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? Sometimes all you need is an idea. For Alexey Pajitnov, Tetris was it—an incredibly simple idea that became an instant classic. Shigeru Miyamoto started in industrial design, but fate drew him […]

Fast-track your career in Games and VFX for Film in Lafayette

Fast-track your future – applications for our January 2018  intake are now open. AIE is current accepting students for it’s range of specialist, practical courses that are starting in January 2018 at AIE Lafayette. This is a great opportunity to kick-start your career in games and film and complete our 2 year program in 18 […]

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. Nearly every fantasy saga since has leveraged that use of imaginary cartography. […]

AIE Open House Nov 2016

Interactive Experience Day – October 21st 2017

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 […]

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 […]


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…

AIE Alumni and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol2

In case you didn’t know, AIE had 12 alumni work on the latest installment in the Marvel Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Our alumni from the 3D Animation & VFX for film program have been involved with some serious Hollywood blockbuster titles, and it’s amazing to know that our alumni are sought after […]

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.

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.

Grunka Munka wins with Collidalot

Collidalot was featured at iFEST, and PAX West. The Audience Choice Award helped Grunka Munka and Collidalot break into the indie game scene in Seattle.