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Get Inside the Game at Emagination's Game Design Camp for Teens
Teens 15-18 years old experience what it's like to work at today's top game design studios as they choose a role on a team and design and build a 3D video game.

Immersive and Fast Paced Two-Week Overnight Program --- Weekends Included
Teens experience an intensive and fun two weeks working on a game development team whose ultimate quest is to design and build a 3D video game. There are no prerequisites. The program runs 14 days and 13 nights. Fun on the weekends with fellow game designers is part of the program and is included at no extra charge. Spend free time hanging out with friends in the dorms, challenging other teens to console and computer gaming tournaments and finalizing components of your team's game.

Learn the Valuable Skills of Today's Professionals

Teens learn the key technical and creative components of video game design including level design and function, the creation of 3D characters, lighting, sound effects and programming. We use industry standard software including 3ds Max® and Maya® from Autodesk; Adobe Photoshop®; and Unreal Engine 3 from Epic Games.

Join a Development Team
Choose a role --- Level Designer, 3D Animator, Audio Artist, Story Writer, Programmer, and Game Tester (everyone's a Game Tester!).

Build a Playable 3D Game
Lead Designers (aka the Instructors) oversee development teams as they use an industry standard Design Document to build a playable 3D game with the Unreal Development Kit powered by Unreal Engine 3. Construct the game world. Create 3D characters and animations. Select the sound & music. Program objects & controls. Create the menus.

The perfect summer for teens who are serious about game design.

Like What You See? Try them for yourself.
Download and play games created at Emagination Game Design.

Guest Speakers
Guest speakers share design insights and an inside look at working in this $50 billion global industry.

Speakers and panel experts have included:


Rick Goodman - Creator of Age of Empires

Sean McBride - Art Director at Hi-Rez

Ben Knapp - Character Artist at Hi-Rez

Jamie Gotch - Creator of Fieldrunners for the iPhone

Andrew Greenberg - Designer and founder of S.I.E.G.E

Ken Lightener - Coder at CCP (makers of E.V.E. Online)

Jason Bender - Lead Designer The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II

Craig Alexander - VP Product Development at Turbine

Ian Davis - Rockstar Games

and many others

Game Studio Tour
We tour a local game design studio to see the pros in action.

Tours have included:

  Blizzard Entertainment - Makers of Diablo III and World or Warcraft!

Hi-Rez Studios - Makers of Global Agenda as well as the upcoming remake of Tribes!

Blue Fang Games - Makers of the hugely popular Zoo Tycoon games and Oregon Trail for Facebook!

Turbine Studios - Makers of Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online!

High Voltage Software - Independent Game Development Studio.

EA Games - Nuff Said.

Expert Panel of Industry Pros

We finish with student teams presenting their playable games to a panel of game industry executives for critique and awards. And, everyone receives an Emagination Diploma.

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. Take part in basketball, kickball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, dodge ball, lightning and, of course swimming. The choice is yours!

Teens Come to Boston and Atlanta - It's Worth the Trip!
Teens travel to Emagination Game Design by car, plane or train from all over America and many foreign countries. We provide Transportation Assistance

Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts

Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia

Space is limited --- Register today!

Options for 14 & Under
Not 15, but still want to learn video game design?

Check out Emagination Computer Camps which offers exciting video game design
workshops, plus a lot more!

RPG Game Design

Action Game Design

Strategy Game Design

Advanced Game Design

Xbox 360 Game Design

FPS Game Design

Emagination's video game design summer camps for teens offer a two-week summer camp course in video game design and development in the USA at college campuses in Waltham, Massachusetts and Atlanta, Georgia. Teens make new friends and contacts as they learn the video game design and development process as practiced in the $50 billion global video game design industry. It's the perfect teen summer camp experience for teens who are serious about learning video game design.

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