AIE Summer Cyber Camp Teaches Seattle Students How to Make Video Games

April 12, 2011– Seattle, WA– The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE), a non-profit academic institution providing vocational training for the digital media industries, is bringing its exciting new Summer Cyber Camp program to Seattle from July 5 to August 12, 2011. In addition to learning how to make their own video games in these fun and informative summer computer camp classes, students will also leave each one-week course with a CD containing their game and all the tools needed to launch a star-studded career in game development.

Summer Cyber Camp classes for students aged 15 to 18 will run each week from 11AM to 5PM at Center House at Seattle Center, located on the grounds of historic landmark the Space Needle. Covering the full range of skills needed to succeed in the games industry, the 30-hour courses offer a detailed look at C# programming, game design, roles in game development, the game creation pipeline and careers in the gaming business. At the end of each summer camp session, participants will take home a copy of their game, a full set of software programs to continue work on their project and in-depth insight into what it takes to pursue a professional career in gaming.

Each week-long summer computer camp course costs just $295, with enrollment capped at 30 students per week, and slots already going fast. To sign up, students can visit http://www.theaie.us/courses/summer_camps or send an email to madeleinee@aie.edu.au or register and pay in-person at the school itself.

“We’re proud to provide Seattle-area high-school students with an enjoyable summer camp program that teaches them how to make their own video game, and offers a direct path to launching a career in games development,” says Dr. Christopher Erhardt, who heads the program and AIE’s Seattle campus.“As a leader in real-world, hands-on training for the video game and 3D digital media industries, the AIE continually strives to provide parents and pupils alike with a range of fun and informative solutions.”

About Academy of Interactive Entertainment:

Established in 1996, the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) has earned much recognition as Australia’s leading educator for the Computer Game Development and 3D digital industries. Their cutting edge, hands-on training is nationally accredited and recognized through the Australian Qualifications Framework. Their graduates continue to be instrumental in building the games and interactive entertainment related industries in some of the fastest growing CGI arenas. AIE has grown significantly over the years and has campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, and Canberra, Australia, and now Seattle.

More details about the US campuses can be found at www . TheAIE . us. Information about the Australian campuses can be found at www . aie . edu . au

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For additional information, please contact:

Madeleine Erhardt

madeleine@aie.edu.au

206-428-6350


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