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Dean Finnigan is AIE's new Head of Game Art

11-May-2016
We catch up with Dean Finnigan, who has recently been appointed as AIE’s Head of Game Art. Dean brings almost 20 years of experience working in the games and film industry and has worked on projects such as Fable, L.A. Noire and Legend of the Guardians.

48 Hour Space Station Corridor – Breakdown

24-Feb-2016
Jake Higgs is one of the first year game art teachers at AIE and together with fellow AIE alumni Kyle Chin they decided to challenge themselves to develop an environment in 48 hours.

AIE backs first ever Gold Coast venue for the Global Game Jam

13-Jan-2016
The Gold Coast debuts as a venue for the 2016 Global Game Jam thanks to AIE teacher Sam Cartwright.

AIE ushers in first ever Game Design graduates

16-Dec-2015
Forty-four students across the Sydney and Melbourne campuses are the first recipients of AIE’s Game Design and Production Advanced Diploma.

Teacher Profile: Dean Finnigan

11-Dec-2015
With a career spanning nearly twenty years working on hit games and movies such as Fable, L.A. Noire and Legend of the Guardians, Dean Finnigan brings a huge amount of experience to AIE.

Why GX Australia is the ideal place to playtest your game

07-Dec-2015
Australia’s first queer geek and gaming convention is being held in Sydney in February and will provide all AIE student developers with a great opportunity to playtest their game projects before a diverse audience.

Prepping for PAX: How to demo your game

14-Oct-2015
With PAX Aus just a few weeks away, we asked two experts for their tips on how to get the most out of exhibiting a game at a consumer show.

How to perfect your 3D animation portfolio

06-Oct-2015
Your showreel is the key to getting a job in the industry. We asked AIE Screen teacher Kim Allen to share his expert knowledge on getting the most out of your portfolio...

Teacher Profile: Dave Scotland

24-Sep-2015
Dave Scotland teaches Game Art and Animation at AIE’s Canberra campus. With over 14 years of CG production knowledge and experience, he’s worked for some of the biggest clients in the entertainment industry including Disney, Warner Bros. Plastic Wax and Liquid Animation.

What is game design and what does a game designer do?

04-Sep-2015
Game design is the art of crafting experiences, says AIE second-year game design teacher Jennifer Scheurle. We asked her to share her expertise on crafting an experience, and the processes of designing and prototyping a game.