Game Design - Overview
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.
perfect summer for teens who are serious about game design.
Guest speakers share design insights and an
inside look at working in this $50 billion global industry.
and panel experts have included:
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!
Studios - Makers of Global Agenda as well as the upcoming
remake of Tribes!
Fang Games - Makers of the hugely popular Zoo Tycoon
games and Oregon Trail for Facebook!
Studios - Makers of Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons
and Dragons Online!
Voltage Software - Independent Game Development Studio.
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
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
University in Waltham Massachusetts near Boston
University in Atlanta Georgia
Space is limited --- Register
Options for 14 & Under
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360 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.