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Who Says Learning Is Boring?

Certainly not Rafael Brochado or Guillaume Bailey, two recent graduates from Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA). But more importantly, the kids who are playing their game, Tablecraft, agree with them. Born from a video game prototype assignment, Tablecraft transforms middle-school chemistry from a tedious exercise in studying periodic tables into a thoroughly immersive adventure. [...]

Electronic Arts Tiburon announced move to join FIEA in the Orlando downtown Creative Village

Electronic Arts (EA), one of the biggest video game companies in the world, will be opening a new studio next to the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA) in downtown Orlando.  FIEA has been located in the downtown Creative Village district for 14 years.  EA Tiburon, the Orlando based studio, with the globally recognized Madden [...]

FIEA Students Debut Four New Video Games On Aug. 2

Wizards with control over space & time and dancers with powers to harmonize with the world highlight games at UCF on Aug. 2 Whether you want to navigate treacherous fantasy platforms or rescue your tribe of settlers from their untimeley deaths, you can do it at UCF. On August 2, 2019 at 2 p.m. students [...]

FIEA Professor’s Fantasy Novel Debuts in Top 5 on Amazon

FIEA professor Rick Hall’s fantasy novel, Gnosis, recently debuted to strong customer reviews and initial sales. Described as a “psychic urban fantasy,” the book’s main character is Samantha Black, a rebellious teenage parkour enthusiast who begins hearing voices in her head. But far from imaginary, the voice is a sentient virus created by the [...]

Games That Train Drones And Fight Delirium Highlight Presentations On April 24

While many students at The Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA), UCF’s graduate video game development program, want to entertain the world by making the next “Red Dead Redemption,” they also are making games that can change the world. These educational games or “games for good” will be presented at UCF’s Center for Emerging Media [...]

For Third Straight Year, UCF Video Game Wins Two Awards At Showcase

FIEA student game “Long Arm Of the Law” won second place in the “Best Visual Quality” and “Best Gameplay” categories at the 2019 Intel University Games Showcase, held March 21 in San Francisco. It is the third straight year that a game from UCF’s Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy has placed in two different categories. [...]

Want To Enroll At FIEA? Find Out How At Our Online Chat

If you are interested in FIEA, we are interested in hearing from you, at our admission chat on March 27. Faculty, staff and students of the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA), UCF’s graduate video-game development program, will tell you how you can earn an accredited Master’s degree that can help you become a successful [...]

UCF’s Video Game Programs Ranked Among Top 15 in the World

UCF’s video game graduate program ranks No. 5 in the world while its undergraduate game design program ranks No. 13, according to The Princeton Review and PC Gamer magazine. This is the tenth straight year that The Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA), UCF’s graduate game development program, has been named one of the top five programs in the world by the [...]

Two Alums To Talk About Culture & Career At Sony Santa Monica

Two FIEA alums come to FIEA to give students tips on how to get hired and thrive at Sony Santa Monica, most famous for the God of War franchise. The event is free and open to the public. Sony Santa Monica Anthony DiMento, FIEA alumnus and senior systems designer Corey Teblum, FIEA alumnus and [...]