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Game Design Workshop



Workshop delivered for the Academy of Interactive Entertainment....

Workshop delivered for the Academy of Interactive Entertainment.

First delivered in Singapore in March 2011 then across in Indonesia in June 2011.

CRICOS Provider Codes Sydney: 03108G Melbourne: 02619D Canberra: 02406F © 2011 AIE Ltd.



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  • Indonesia, June, 2011
    Game Dev Workshop
  • How many grown adults do you know who are living their childhood dream?
  • Speaker Introduction: Mark Tayar
    • I search the world for talented games and film students for AIE
    • I also love great movies and games like these worked on by our grads
  • Today’s Outline
    Introduction to AIE
    Career Pathways in Games
    Group Activity: Making a Game People Want to Play
    Activity Wrap up
    A look at our grads and how they are living their dreams
  • Introduction to AIE
    • Only teach Game Development, 3D Animation and Visual FX
    • Non-profit established in 1996 to grow Australia’s games & animation industries
    • Campuses co-sited with games & film companies in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.
    • Partnerships with Sony Foundation
  • The AIE Model
    • Bring programmers and artists together in a studio environment
    • Students spend 2.5 days per week making games or movies (not just listening to lectures!)
    • Student projects judged by a panel of industry
    The Result:
    AIE is Ranked Number 1 by govt. and industry…
  • “Nationally, the Academy of Interactive Entertainment rates highest as a respected provider with the most relevant courses”
    (IBSA, December 2009, p. 28)
  • “The games courses professionals admire are from private providers and the Academy of Interactive Entertainment is the one employers name.”
    (The Australian Newspaper, May 2011)
  • Recommended Games Career Paths
  • Team Activity: Making a Game People Love to Play
  • Team Activity
    2 mins
  • Pick a game genre
    Have a main character or hero
    Decide on a Game Objective
    5 mins
    Team Activity
  • Team Activity
    Use anything to prototype your game:
    Drawings, Role-play, a song
    8 mins
  • Explain the game in 1 sentence
    Where’s the Love Factor?
    3 mins prep
    Team Activity
  • Activity Wrap Up
    • In every industry, you must be able to promote your ideas
    • To turn your ideas and prototypes into a real games you need programmers and artists
    • To get into AIE you must love making games not just playing them
    • To get into the industry you must love making games other people love
  • Tom is living his childhood dream
  • Daniel is living his childhood dream
  • Rob is living his childhood dream