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AIE at 343 Industries - AIE

AIE at 343 Industries

The Academy’s students and staff visited 343 Industries, which included an exclusive Q&A panel with 343 Industries staff. The Q&A covered a wide range of topics, from concept art to engineering to production. Of particular note, at the height of Halo 5’s production, 343 Industries employed roughly 80 in-house environment artists, presumably many more in […]

VFX Alumni Animates Mobile Augmented Reality Game - AIE

VFX Alumni Animates Mobile Augmented Reality Game

AIE USA is excited to announce that AIE Lafayette alumni Kristina Zavala (3D Animation & VFX for Film 2018 graduate) and Dana Nicholle (3D Animation & VFX for Film 2018 graduate) have joined the team at Blipd, an iOS developer in Sterling, Virginia. Kristina Zavala, 2018 Alumna Dana Nicholle, 2018 Alumna Both Kristina and Dana graduated […]

Global Game Jam 2019 - AIE

Global Game Jam 2019

2019 marks the third consecutive year AIE has been co-hosting Global Game Jam with our partners the Seattle Indies, IGDA (Indie Game Developer’s Association) and the Pacific Science Center. Building 4 and the Ackerley area of the Pacific Science Center belonged to the game devs for the weekend, and during normal museum hours. For game […]

AIE Alumna Credit on Spyro Reignited Trilogy

  “Spyro Reignited Trilogy has been my favorite project that I’ve worked on so far at Keywords Lakshya. Working with these people was truly a joy, and I hope to one day work with them again on another game!” – Karen Koon (Game Art & Animation alumna, Associate Outsourcing Producer at Keywords Studios) In 2017, […]

Career Development at AIE - AIE

Career Development at AIE

“At the Academy of Interactive Entertainment, we work very hard at encouraging our students to build relationships with people in the industry. Relationships can make a difference when looking and applying for jobs. I am super thankful for all the people in the video game and animation communities that take the time to visit our […]

VFX Alumna Recruited by The Love Foundation - AIE

VFX Alumna Recruited by The Love Foundation

3D Animation & VFX for Film alumna Tyler “Dione” Arnold was recently recruited by The Love Foundation, a philanthropic arm of the nation of Belize’s privately-owned multimedia company. The Love Foundation also advises and administrates donor and charitable funds. They have successfully donated over $2 million in promotions to non-governmental organizations, helping them achieve their […]

5 Things Every Game Developer Needs to Know - Academy of Interactive Entertainment

5 Things Every Game Developer Needs to Know

Andrew Ward is a Game Programming Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development alumnus, and CEO of successful indie game startup: Grunka Munka Games. Taking on the lead role among the team of AIE alumni, Andrew took Collidalot from prototype to the launch on Nintendo Switch. We asked Andrew what he would have done differently, and what kind of advice […]

AIE Alumni Launches on Nintendo Switch - Academy of Interactive Entertainment

AIE Alumni Launches Collidalot on Nintendo Switch

From college project, to launching on Nintendo Switch. We are immensely proud of our AIE Alumni Andrew Ward (Game Programming), Connor Adam (Game Programming), Matthew VanCompernolle (Game Programming) and Tim Tsai (Game Art & Animation) for launching their debut game on Nintendo Switch! All second-year students from all programs form into groups to create their major […]

Tips From Our Alumni - AIE

Tips from Our Alumni

If you plan on starting your educational journey at AIE in 2019/2020, here are some awesome tips from our alumni. Leadership and being a team player are not mutually exclusive. “What I have discovered that gives you an edge in this industry, is learning the pipeline and how your role affects other team members. If […]

Mentorship at AIE - AIE

Mentorship at AIE

“The mentorship at AIE was enlightening. I got to see what the second years were working on and understand how they problem solved the very things I struggled with. I learned the importance of community, and being able to share your discoveries and grow as a team. It’s something I’ve taken with me into the […]