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Open House Feb 2020 | AIE

AIE Open House – February 8th 2020

Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, 3D animation and visual effects for film at AIE’s Open House. Seattle and Lafayette campuses will be opening their doors to visitors eager to find out about AIE courses starting in 2020. The day will include presentations on different areas of industry as well…

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Interactive Experience Day April 2019 | AIE

Interactive Experience Day – March 7th 2020

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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Interactive Experience Day April 2019 | AIE

Interactive Experience Day – October 19th 2019

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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Open House November 2019 | AIE

AIE Open House – November 16th 2019

Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, 3D animation and visual effects for film at AIE’s Open House. Seattle and Lafayette campuses will be opening their doors to visitors eager to find out about AIE courses starting in 2019. The day will include presentations on different areas of industry as well…

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Game Jam 2020 | AIE

Lafayette Campus Game Jam – November 8th

What is a game jam? The goal of a game jam is to come together and make a game (be it a videogame, board game, card game…) Jammers quickly come up with new ideas, and make quick sketches of how they might work to prototype and playtest. Often jammers have a theme or central idea…

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Pax West Player Feedback | Academy of Interactive Entertainment

AIE to Host Player Feedback Panel at PAX West 2019

About the Panel Everyone has ideas for how to make their favorite games even better. Sometimes those ideas are great! And sometimes terrible. Sometimes there are no ideas, just anger, negative reviews, down-votes, and memes that make us cry. How do developers listen to all this different kind of player feedback? How can players give…

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IGDA Baton Rouge Showcase 03 | AIE

IGDA Baton Rouge Showcase

IGDA Baton Rouge Showcase featured games from AIE Lafayette students, as well as some from Louisiana State University. The IGDA Baton Rouge Showcase also had a guest speaker, Marc Aubanel (Need for Speed Underground, Marvel Nemesis, Sanctuary). Here are some of the games that were showcased at the event from Team AIE Lafayette: The year…

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Artcade Shows How To Really Have Fun During A Storm 02 | AIE

Artcade Shows How to Really Have Fun During a Storm

The Academy of Interactive Entertainment in Lafayette once again hosted Artcade! The fifth annual Artcade event took place on May 11th with a wide array of local game developers, artists, and film exhibitors. However, this year the event location was not at the Lafayette Science Museum where it’s been previously held. This year, Artcade was…

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iFest When Gaming and Learning Collide 05 | AIE

iFEST: When Gaming & Learning Collide

Once again, the city of Seattle was fired up for iFEST (Indie Game Festival), which was held at the Seattle Center Armory and hosted by The Academy of Interactive Entertainment. AIE has partnered up with over 40 indie game studios allowing them to exhibit a booth to promote their games in the busy Seattle Center…

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Seattle Graduation Ceremony 2019 | AIE

Seattle Graduation Ceremony 2019 Information

Come celebrate passion and dedication with us! Our Graduation Ceremony introduces the next generation of Game Developers, 3D Artists, Animators, and VFX Artists. Please join us at the SIFF Cinema Uptown to celebrate their outstanding achievements. Date: Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 Time: 1pm-3pm Place: SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109…

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Diversity Collective+ Speed Mentoring & Roundtable Event

Promotional imagery created by Ashley Rivas. Our sponsored hosts for the third-ever DC+ event was none other than our friends at Amazon. We are so grateful for their support and contributions to help continue Seattle’s goal of diversity and industrious innovation. Our gracious hosts provided the perfect space for the occasion – in their clean…

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Global Game Jam Next 2019 01 | AIE

Global Game Jam Next 2019

About Global Game Jam Next The Academy of Interactive Entertainment and the Pacific Science Center will be partnering up once again for Global Game Jam Next 2019! Global Game Jam Next will be kicking off July 29th at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment. Located on the 4th floor of Seattle Center, the video game and…

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iFEST Behind the Scenes | AIE

iFEST: Behind the Scenes of Demoing

Written by Anthony Ritchey Edited by Lizz Rizzo, Josh Curry, and Steven Hitchcock Input by William Pheloung, Allyson Woods, and Tim Cullings Photography by Emilio Cerrillo, Daniel Craig Beebe, and others, all credited in-line. Photos by www.emiliocerrillophotography.com Photo by Emilio A dinosaur sitting at our booth. After we demoed our game at SIX [Seattle Indies…

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Emerald City Comic Con 04 | AIE

Something Was in the Air at Emerald City Comic Con

The City of Seattle was once again fired up for the 2019 Emerald City Comic Con. Which was held at the Washington State Convention Center in Downtown Seattle, WA. Once again Academy of Interactive Entertainment has partnered with ECCC having them allowing us to exhibit a booth providing information about AIE! At our booth we…

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AIE AT 343 INDUSTRIES

AIE at 343 Industries

The Academy of Interactive Entertainment’s students and staff visited 343 Industries, the studio most known for the Halo series (the studio is also named after a Halo character: 343 Guilty Spark.) The tour included an exclusive Q&A panel with 343 Industries staff. The Q&A covered a wide range of topics, from concept art to engineering…

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Recruiting and Networking Mixer

In response to the King/Z2 Games and ArenaNet layoffs, The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE Seattle) partnered up with the Seattle chapter of the Indie Game Developers Association (IGDA Seattle), Experis Seattle, and TurboPlay to co-host a Recruiting and Networking Mixer, on March 6th, 2019. From Seattle to California, tons of studios and recruiters attended,…

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Education and Games Industry Breakout

Foundry10, Seattle EdTech and Indie Game Developers Association (IGDA) partner up for Education and Games Industry Breakout, which took place on Monday February 25th, 2019 with our generous hosts at the Pacific Science Center. Our Industry Relations Specialist, Cami Smith and James Flatmo, our Game Design & Production instructor were invited to speak on bridging…

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Interactive Experience Day April 2019 | AIE

Interactive Experience Day – April 13th 2019

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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Open House May 4 2019 | AIE

AIE Open House – May 4th 2019

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 campus will be opening their doors to visitors eager to find out about AIE courses starting in 2019. The day will include presentations on different areas of industry as well as…

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Indie Game Festival May 4th 2019

Indie game devs & gamers! It’s that time of year again, gamers! Indie Game Festival (iFest) will take place on Saturday May 4th, 2019. Join us with our special guest sponsor, Microsoft at Seattle Center inside the Seattle Armory. Play over 50 games from local Seattle developers, featuring PC, tabletop, console and AR/VR experiences! Vote for your…

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Open House May 11 2019 | AIE

AIE Open House – May 11th 2019

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 campus will be opening their doors to visitors eager to find out about AIE courses starting in 2019. The day will include presentations on different areas of industry as well as…

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Diversity Collective Panel | AIE

Diversity Collective+ Panel February 6th 2019

AIE Seattle, along with the Seattle Indies and Seattle AR/VR, hosted a panel of diverse women leaders from the video game industry. From right to left: Marianna Shilina Vallejo (Daily Magic Productions), Sydney Adams (Wizards of the Coast), and Grace Chien (Undead Labs), and our awesome DC+ moderators, Sarah Belhumeur and Visakha Lisa Ja Jiamsirioungkul.…

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AIE Open House – March 9th 2019

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.

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Game Development Career Night Photo 04 | AIE

Game Development Career Night: Level Up Your Interviewing Skills

This is the final article of this three part series of AIE (the Academy of Interactive Entertainment) and IGDA’s (Indie Game Developer’s Association) Career Night. In this article, Anthony from Seattle Indies will sharing how we can prepare for an interview at a studio, learned from industry professionals present at the Career Night that took…

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