Category Archives for Past Events
Something Was in the Air at Emerald City Comic Con - AIE

Something Was in the Air at Emerald City Comic Con

Tarrance Tucker – Communications Coordinator, AIE Seattle Tarrance Tucker is part of the admissions team at AIE Seattle. His role at AIE is to spread the word about the Academy of Interactive Entertainment by going to events, conventions, festivals and meetups. When he’s not on the road, Tarrance enjoys family trips to Maui, watching sports, […]

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 […]

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, […]

Education and Games Industry Breakout - AIE

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 […]

Interactive Experienc Day April 13th 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 […]

Diversity Collective+ Panel February 6th - 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. […]

Open House Saturday March 9 | Academy of Interactive Entertainment USA

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.

Game Development Career Night: Level Up Your Job Hunting Skills - 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 […]

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 […]

PAX South 2019 - AIE

PAX South 2019

Ross Thibodeaux – Communications Coordinator – Lafayette Campus Ross Thibodeaux is part of the admissions team from the Lafayette chapter at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment. During his leisure time, Ross enjoys movie marathons and family barbecues. He is also an established comic book writer. Stick a fork in PAX South 2019. It’s done! Thousands […]