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IFEST Workshops Announcement

Indie Game Festival is happy to announce: IFEST Workshops


Learn animation, programming and game design concepts 100% free. No prior experience required!


I’d love to learn how to make a game! Will there be workshops at IFEST?

It’s an exciting time to be a game developer. On the 4th floor, the Academy of Interactive Entertainment will be hosting workshops in Animation, Game Programming and Game Design all day on the 4th floor in the Seattle Center Armory. So if you always wanted to learn Unity, Maya, Zbrush or if you had a question about certain game development software, now’s your chance!


Are the workshops free?

Like IFEST, the workshops upstairs on the 4th floor of the Armory are also 100% free.


Where can I learn more about the IFEST Workshops?

Come drop by at the AIE booth, right next to the stage where Microsoft will be showcasing their indie titles.


Where can I find the workshops?

From the AIE booth, take the staircase to the VR area and go through the double doors. You will see a sign directing you to an elevator on the left-hand side. Take the elevator up to the 4th floor and on your right will be the front desk area, where you will sign up for the workshops. You can also take the elevator from the 2nd or 1st floors of the Seattle Center Armory to get to the 4th floor.


Here are a list of the workshops we’ll be hosting:


Animation & VFX Workshops 

Maya 3D Character Animation

12pm-1pm in Studio A, 4th floor


Particle Animation in Unity

1:30pm-2:30pm in Studio A, 4th floor


Houdini FX

3:00pm-4:00pm in Studio A, 4th floor


Programming Workshops

Creating Your First Game with Unity & C#

12pm-1pm in Studio B, 4th floor


Gameplay for Levels in Unity

1:30pm-2:30pm in Studio B, 4th floor


Creating a Side-Scroller Shooter with Unity & C#

3:00pm-4:00pm in Studio B, 4th floor


Game Design Workshops 

From Brainstorm to High Concept

12pm-1pm in Studio C, 4th floor


Build-A-Board Game

1:30pm-2:30pm in Studio C, 4th floor


Rapidfire Level Design

3:00pm-4:00pm in Studio C, 4th floor