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AIE Student Lands Prestigious Internship with Gaming Industry Leader Riot Games

  A continual passion for video games has led Second-Year student Catherine Levine to have an opportunity with gaming industry powerhouse Riot Games, known for game titles like League of Legends and Valorant.  Her journey to the Riot Games internship started with learning about some of the cultural changes happening at the company. Riot Game’s emphasis on culture and people ultimately attracted Catherine…

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

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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Is Game Programming Right for Me

You might be a programmer when… Have you ever wondered what’s going on under the hood of the games and software tools you use? You might be a programmer! Perhaps you have learned a bit about programming, but you’re wondering whether to pursue it as a career. Let’s go over some ways you can explore…

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5 Things Every Game Developer Needs to Know 04 | AIE Lafayette

5 Things Every Game Developer Needs to Know

Turning something that was once just your hobby into your day-to-day job no longer allows that thing to be your hobby. My advice? Get away from the screen and go outside! We’re lucky to live in a place like Seattle where there are tons of parks nearby. As a daily ritual, we all take a…

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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…

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What Type of Math Is Required to Become a Game Designer?

Trigonometry Google says trigonometry is: “the branch of mathematics dealing with the relations of the sides and angles of triangles and with the relevant functions of any angles,” which might sound a little boring at first, but let’s break that down a bit. Two of the most primitive forms of AI (Artificial Intelligence) are Turrets…

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3 Reasons Why You Should Cross-Train

Cross-training in game development is not only more respected than you may think, but it is expected among an array of concentrations. While specializing in a certain software or mastering a technique or aspect of your expertise is what you should strive for, there are 3 great reasons why you should cross-train to solidify your…

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All the World’s a Stage

For many of us, it started with J.R.R. Tolkien’s maps of Middle Earth. The LOTR saga created a huge history of hobbits, orcs, elves, and dragons that was pinned to a “reality” by the great maps drawn by Tolkien and his son Christopher.

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Louisiana Strong

On Friday August 12th 2016 thousands of Acadiana residents were stranded in flooded homes amid closed roads and highways…

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Top Reasons Why Playing Games Can Be Good For You

In case you didn’t know, nearly everyone at AIE plays video games for fun or research on any given day. With that said, most parents or people unfamiliar with the gaming industry will shun such activities since they are unaware of the possible benefits of gaming on a regular basis…playing a video game is a fun way to give your brain a workout!

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Graduation | AIE Lafayette

CLASS OF 2016

AIE Lafayette and AIE Seattle held graduation ceremonies for their respective Class of 2016 cohorts. Both campuses welcomed graduates and their families to an evening event, filled with smiles and some joyful tears of celebration. Lafayette On Tuesday June 21st, AIE Lafayette recognized the hard work and accomplishment of its graduates for the 2016 school…

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GAMING AND REPETITIVE STRESS INJURIES

Gamers spend many hours per day in front of a monitor developing, designing, or playing video games. It is therefore very important to understand the potential of developing repetitive stress disorders, and the pain associated with this.

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JUNE GRADUATION CEREMONIES FOR AIE IN 2016

The Academy of Interactive Entertainment in Lafayette and Seattle will hold graduation ceremonies for the current cohort of students in June. AIE Lafayette will hold its ceremony on June 21st from 4-6 pm, and AIE Seattle will hold its graduation ceremony on June 23rd from 5-7 pm.

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