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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 $50 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 Boston, Massachusetts

Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia

We provide Transportation Assistance to/from airports/trains/buses

Refer a Friend and your parents save $50 on tuition

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
Learn programming

Program a secondary object with
function and reaction variables.

Program a primary object and add

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? Teams present their game to a panel of industry pros on the last day of the program:
  Get Reviews Get Feedback Get Awards Get your Emagination Diploma

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

8-D World

Rock Star Games

Turbine Games

Gaming at Night and Daily Recreation
Of course there's console and network gaming tournaments at night (its research!) and time each day for games on the field and swimming in the pool.

Get Unplugged on Saturday
You need a break. Get Unplugged on Saturday in outdoor games and get ready for the Saturday night LAN party. You will have a blast with new friends at game design camp.

Typical Daily Schedule
Instruction begins at 9:30 AM and runs through the end of Inside Gaming at 8:00 PM. There will be breaks for lunch, dinner and daily recreation. Gaming and open labs run from 8:00 PM until around 11:00 PM.

Curriculum Developed in Consultation with Game Industry Legend
The curriculum for Emagination's game design camp was developed with Rick Goodman, the legendary creator of Empire Earth and Lead Designer of Age of Empires, two of the largest selling and most critically acclaimed Real Time Strategy games of all time. Rick has been a frequent speaker at our teen summer camps sharing his eight steps to creating great games.

Bring a Teen and Earn Some Green
Tell your friends about our summer camps for teens and send us an email with the names of any who register for this summer. We will send you a $25 Visa Gift Card. There is no limit --- get $25 for every new participant that you refer to Emagination.

The Rick Goodman Scholarship Program
The Emagination Foundation is pleased to offer the Rick Goodman Scholarship Program. This program was created to honor Rick's innumerable accomplishments in the video game industry as well as his contributions to the development of Emagination Game Design.

A select number of partial tuition scholarships will be granted to applicants based upon financial need and demonstrated interest in video game design and development. Students interested in applying for the scholarships may email Camp@ComputerCamps.com for application instructions.

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Emagination Game Design operates video game design teen summer camps for teens ages 15-18.
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