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Come to Game Design Summer Camp on Cool College Campuses. It’s worth the trip!
Spend two weeks at Emagination’s game design camp. Build a playable 3D video game and learn what it takes to be a player in the $100 billion global video game industry. Experience life on a modern college campus. Check out a location below to see session dates and learn details about the campus.

Boston College in Chestnut Hill Massachusetts (near Boston)
Mercer University in Atlanta Georgia
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Learn the Skills of Today’s Design Professionals
Learn the technical and creative skills used by game studio developers. We put the industry’s best tools in your hands — Maya® and 3ds Max® from Autodesk, Photoshop® from Adobe and the Unreal Development Kit powered by Unreal Engine 3 from Epic Games. .

  • Create 3D characters, images and backgrounds
  • Learn design and function
  • Construct menus
  • Select or create music and sound effects
  • Learn programming
  • Program a secondary object with function and reaction variables
  • Program a primary object and add controls


Join a Development Team
Will you be a:

3D Animator
Take the lead in creating the game’s active objects—-characters, vehicles and weapons. Animators work with the game’s Programmer and Level Designer and create visual representations of the active elements agreed upon by their team.

Level Designer
Develop the game world environment. Create the background images, the lighting, the special effects and the color scheme for the menus and controls.

Audio Artist
Bring forth the emotive elements of the game through sound. Select the music and sound effects for the game’s scenarios and levels.

Story Writer
Take the lead in creating the storyline that is the foundation for game play. Write the dialogue for characters. Create the text for the introductory sequence, win/loss sequence, game play, rules and level transitions.

Contribute your ideas as the Development Team creates the concepts for all the art elements of the game. Then write the code that brings to life the graphical representations, sound and lighting elements and control functions.

Game Tester
Everyone’s a Game Tester! Test your team’s game and discover the bugs. Work out solutions before you present to the experts.

Build a Stand Alone 3D Video Game
It’s time to join a team and build your 3D game with the Unreal Development Kit. Use an industry standard Design Document and the same tools as todays developers. It’s intense and it’s fun!

  • Construct the Game World
  • Create 3D Characters
  • Select sound & music
  • Program the objects and controls
  • Create the menus

Learn from Guest Speakers
At Inside Gaming learn key elements of video game design as guest speakers from the industry, as well as Instructors, present their views and experiences. Is it the Storyline? Game World? Physics? Characters? Sounds? What compels you to play a game again? Past speakers have come from Electronic Arts, Rock Star Games, Blue Fang Games, Seven Studios, Hi-Rez Studios, Blue-Heat Games, 8-D World.

Tour a Game Studio
We tour and meet with execs at a local game design studio. See the pros in action while you learn how video games are designed and created in the real world.

Present Your Game to Industry Experts
Will people want to play your game? Development teams present their game to a panel of industry pros on the last day of the program:

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Emagination thanks the following video game development studios and industry experts for their support of Emagination Game Design through guest speaking, company tours and expert panelists:

Electronic Arts
Bizzard Entertainment
Blue Fang Games
Hi-Rez Studios
Seven Studios
Blue Heat Games
8D World
Rock Star Games
Turbine Games