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Is a Career in Game Design Right for Me?

Playing games is very different than making games. How do you know if a career in game design is right for you? What are some of the earliest signs that someone might be on the path if they want to take your love for games to the next level? The easiest ways to identify and […]

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STEAM Careers in Interactive Entertainment

What is STEAM? Fish Statue created by Patrick Alderson (Game Art and Animation) Much like STEM, this learning concept introduces Art as applied in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields. Including the arts introduces a learning platform for those who are resourceful, and creatively driven when it comes to problem-solving. For those with the […]

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Portfolio Guide: Game Programming

This Portfolio Guide: Game Programming edition is designed specifically to help anyone looking to apply to our Game Programming course. Above all else, the best programmers are the ones who can communicate that they have a proven interest in programming that they’ve acted on. There’s more to it (as you’ll see below) than just that, […]

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5 Essential Tools for Beginner Game Developers

It can be daunting to find which programs to use when you are creating your first game, and it wasn’t easy to narrow it down to just 5 essential tools for beginner game developers. All of these were ranked as what our instructors believe are the most user-friendly and industry standard tools for any game […]

The Difference Between Game Design and Game Art

What is the Difference between Game Design and Game Art? We’ll be answering this question using the classic game of Chess. Chess is a well-known game with traditional white chess pieces, black chess pieces, set up on a field of black and white. The pieces have different positions and rules on how they move across […]

Portfolio Guide: Game Design and Production

This Portfolio Prep Guide: Game Design & Production edition is to specifically help individuals who are considering in applying in our Game Design & Production program. Successful game designers must have stellar writing capability, the ability to communicate your creative ideas effectively, and evidence of putting a genuine effort in a secondary skill. If you […]

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Intro Courses in Game Development and Film

Are the Intro Courses right for me? Intro Courses are a great way for anyone who may be interested in getting their feet wet in a certain program in a small classroom setting, or if someone is particularly interested in what a career in video games or film might be like. Whether you are in […]

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3 Things Studios Want in a Game Designer

Your obsession with playing games knows no bounds – but what about creating them as a game designer? Whether you’ve established yourself as a junior designer, or you’re looking into becoming a game designer, it’s good to know what studios are looking for. We’ll unravel the top 3 qualities studios will be looking for when […]

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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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?