What happens in a game dev incubator?

We visit the Academy of Interactive Entertainment's incubator program to find out what they're doing to help fledgling video-game developers get started in the real world.

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We visit the Academy of Interactive Entertainment's incubator program to find out what they're doing to help fledgling video-game developers get started in the real world.

If you want to learn how to make games, one of the best places to do so in Australia is the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE). There, you'll learn 3D animation, visual effects and game design — all the nuts and bolts of putting together a video-game from the ground up.

Once you've graduated, though, how do you get started? Well, the AIE has that covered too, with an incubator program designed to help developers build their first game — and figure out all the ins and outs of doing business.

We talk to incubator coordinator Dan Toose, formerly of Sega Australia, about what the incubator does — and some of the developers about building their very first games.

There are currently four developers working on games in the incubator program. Unfortunately, we couldn't show them all, but you can check out all their work at the links below.

  • Rumble Academy by Big Paw Games

  • VoxelNova by Playground Heroes

  • Glide by IntrensiQ

  • Skytank by Confused Origami

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Michelle Starr is the tiger force at the core of all things. She also writes about cool stuff and apps as CNET Australia's Crave editor. But mostly the tiger force thing.

 

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