Two computer games created by Australia's leading games students will be launched today Friday, 19 November, at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment, Canberra. Roach Rage is a 3D kart-style racing game where the player is in control of one of nine crazy bugs racing around tracks set in real-world environments. Crescent Moon is a 3D tactical turn-based strategy game which pits the Cerulean water race against the Phoenix fire race.
The Academy of Interactive Entertainment
Academy of Interactive Entertainment in Canberra is hosting its 1st ever Games Launch.
On display will be two games completed by the second year Diploma of Games students:
The Academy of Interactive Entertainment is holding a modelling competition which is open to everyone!
Start: Wednesday 27th October
Finish: Wednesday 1st December 2004 (midnight)
AustralianIT have an article on the Academy of Interactive Entertainment, with comments from David Giles, Head of school of the Melbourne institution...
Head of school is David Giles, who presides over the courses, fees for which range from about $6000 to $20,000 depending on the components and the campus.
After a year of full-time study, which includes about 800 hours of contact time, students can go on to a more advanced one-year course.
The Atari Diegesis Festival 2004 (held earlier this month) is an annual festival for creative secondary school students in Victoria, and is organised by the Australian Centre for the Moving image (ACMI).
Footscray City College student Isaac Williams attended the Festival and interviewed David Giles (head of school at the Melbourne campus of The Academy of Interactive Entertainment) about studying game development for mycareer.com.au.
The Age has an article on game development education in Australia, which is burgoning along with the successful growth of the industry. The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) is mentioned as the forunner in the field, as more opportunities for students to study game development crop up through new courses...
(from the forum)
Just letting you know that there's an open day on at AIE Melbourne on Thursday 26th August from 12 noon until 6.30pm.
AIE runs courses in the following:
AIE Canberra Mid Year Intake
Submitted by David Giles
A rare chance to meet with one of Australia's leading 3D artists and 3ds max Gurus. David King will demonstrate the tricks and tips of the recently released 3ds max 6 Software, and highlight future developments for potential Game Development Artists.
Academy of Interactive Entertainment
E Block, Canberra Technology Park
Phillip Ave, WATSON ACT
Thursday 26th February, 2004 (TOMORROW!!)
5.30pm for 6.00pm
PH: 6162 5131