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  • Academy of Interactive Entertainment, Seattle

    -- Seattle, WA 
  • 305 Harrison St.
    Suite 405
    Seattle, WA 98109
  • 206-428-6350
  • 206-428-6354
  • [email protected]
  • Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development: Game Art & Animation (Certificate/Diploma, 2 Years)
    For a position in Art / Animation

    Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development: Game Programming (Certificate/Diploma, 2 Years)
    For a position in Programming / Software Engineering

    Advanced Diploma in Screen & Media: 3D Animation & VFX for Film (Certificate/Diploma, 2 Years)
    For a position in Art / Animation

  • Campus:Yes         Online: No
  • In state: 16,500 US Dollars (USD) per Year
    Out of state: 16,500 US Dollars (USD) per Year
    Non-US National (Overseas Students): 39,800 US Dollars (USD) per Full Program
  • Yes
  • 20:1
  • Mission Statement

    The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) is a non-profit educator established in 1996 to grow and support the game industry. Our unique curriculum is offered in the United States and Australia, and provides you with the training needed to join our other graduates as entrepreneurs, leaders, and innovators in the video game and film industries.


    Since its establishment in 1996, the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) has earned much recognition as a leading vocational educator for the interactive media industry, specifically for video game development and film. We were one of the first colleges in the world to offer specialized training for 3D animation and video game development. AIE has grown significantly over the years, starting from its roots in Canberra growing along steadily with the interactive media industry. We currently have five campuses: three in Australia (Canberra, Sydney, and Melbourne), and two in the United States (Seattle and Lafayette).

    AIE is known for providing hands-on vocational training in studio settings taught by faculty that have worked in the industry. Our focus and mission is to connect passionate students with the skills they need to be successful in their chosen career. Alumni of AIE's courses have gone on to do many amazing things in many industries, most especially video games. Chances are you have played many of our alumni's games (Grand Theft Auto IV, Bioshock: Infinite, Mass Effect, World of Tanks, and many more) and seen many other examples of work that our alumni have helped create as programmers, artists, animators, and visionaries.

    An education at AIE is characterized by:

    • The latest 3D animation and game design technologies
    • First-class, hands-on education in a studio-style environment
    • A close relationship with the video game and 3D animation industries
    • An extremely high rate of graduate employment
    • An extremely high rate of student satisfaction
    • Practical industry-focused education
    • Adaptive courses to meet the demands of the industry

  • Clo

  • Clo
    Date updated: 2011-12-12 Category: Strategy, Miscellaneous, Action/Adventure

    Clo is a puzzle platform game where you control the druid Clo – on her journey to recover an artefact lost from her tribe. Through Clo’s powers of season control – affect the level around you, to make use of a number of objects that help you on your quest! Help Clo on her epic adventure through the seasons; solve puzzles, traverse beautiful and hazardous worlds, and find hidden tokens to beat your best friend’s score! - 11 exciting levels to explore! - A number of objects to play with that change and react to each season! - Totems in each level to find and collect! - Highscore tracking so you can compete with your friends!
  • Clicktraption

  • Clicktraption
    Date updated: 2011-12-07 Category: Action/Adventure

    In Clicktraption you take control of a maintenance worker inside a diabolical machine that has turned against you. Your aim is to deactivate the exterior shield and escape unharmed before you are crushed or exploded into an unhelpful mess. Clicktraption is a game for 1-2 players on a single computer. The first player controls the maintenance worker and the second, optional player can control the Clicktraption directly, attempting to stop their escaping companion.
  • Spelunking Club Session

  • Spelunking Club Session
    Spelunking Club Session
    Date updated: 2011-12-08 Category: Strategy

    Spelunking Club Session is a lighthearted, tongue in cheek game about creating your ultimate underground night club. The world of Spelunking Club Session is inhabited by Spelunkers. Spelunkers are awesome little guys who just love to party. The object of the game is to purchase objects for your club that generate revenue for you and make the Spelunkers happy. When the Spelunkers are happy they will buy more from your bars and shops. Whenever a Spelunker buys something you gain money, which you can use to purchase more objects for your club. In Money Challenge mode your goal is to make $1,000,000 as fast as you can, starting with only $10,000. Free Play mode is a sandbox mode in which the party never ends. The game features 45 different place-able objects each with three different themes, allowing you over 100 ways to customise your club. Sprite Hammer Games is proud to present the 18 brilliant dance tracks featured in Spelunking Club Session by these amazing artists: Total Science, MiracleBlue, LCK, EverLight and Levi Dawsett.