Posts by Sara Matthews

A Chat with Damian Lam; AIE Alumni

Damien Lam (Sydney 2014) breezed through Sydney in December last year. Damien is currently a modeller for ScanlineVFX in Vancouver , Canada. We managed to catch up for a chat and to reminisce about his time at AIE and other important stuff…

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ALumni working on video game mental health resource

Elizabeth Hadenfield, (Alumni 2017)  has  been working with the Checkpoint Organization to create this amazing web series. The Checkpoint Series focuses on educating people about different kinds of mental health in the gaming community. They also provide information about how games can be used for good and how to lower burn out in studio crunch…

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Taking a Leap into the Unknown- Interning

Davids experience as an intern has been invaluable. Not only did  it gave him invaluable work experience but he has also been able to “dip his toe” into other industries. “My skills aren’t limited to creating games, I’m able to use them to train firefighters or teach early learners how to code. I’m too much of a…

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Sydney Alumni attend Graduate Showcase

AIE Graduate Showcases celebrate and highlight the efforts of the current Year Two students. It is an opportunity for family and friends to share the graduates  success, for industry guests to connect and meet the graduates and this year for the first time Alumni were asked to join the event.       In Sydney,…

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Investing in the Next Generation of Women in Games

The Victorian Government is working to strengthen opportunities for women working in digital games, with funding to support eight local companies to launch a series of professional placements for women. Announcing $140,000 in grants through Film Victoria’s Games Professional Placements program today, Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley said the placements are part of the…

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Experienced Applicants Only. Should I Apply????

It’s a classic catch-22. To get a job in the game industry you’ll need experience, but the only way to get experience is by getting a job in the game industry. Right? Well, not quite. I’m sure you’ve all seen job adds that require a specific number of years experience with some specific technology, or…

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AIE Alumni at S1T2 | Using New Tech to change eating habits in the Pacific

“Disrupting Business as Usual…”  Great to see AIE Alumni at S1T2 involved in this great initiative… DAVAR ARDALAN Virtual Reality Lounge featured at USAID’s Global Innovation Week at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington D.C. Some of the world’s most promising innovators were featured this week at USAID’s Global Innovation Week in Washington D.C.  An Innovation Marketplace was…

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