Game Design - For Parents
At Emagination's game design camp teens create a playable 3D video
game using industry standard software and the same collaborative team-based
process that is employed in today's $50 billion global game design
industry. Students are taught valuable skills then choose a role on
a development team that reflects actual professional positions available
at design studios. They may be a 3D Animator, Level Designer, Audio
Artist, Story Writer, Programmer, etc. Under the direction of Emagination
Instructors, who act as Lead Designers, teams work together using
an industry standard Design Document to create an original game.
Guest speakers from game studios and a studio tour provide
a real world look at the video game industry. The program culminates
when teams present their games to a panel of industry experts who
provide feedback and critique along with awards and an Emagination
Our game design summer camp for teens is designed to advance technical
skills, encourage teamwork and teach first-hand how video games are
created. The experience at Emagination also helps teens discover and
refine their longer term goals and interests. The program is immersive
but really fun and everyone develops friendships as they work on teams
with like-minded teens.
Two-Week Overnight Camp Includes Weekends
& Daily Recreation
Our game design camp runs for two weeks (14 days/13 nights). The day
begins at 9:30 am and there is a long
break in the afternoon for outdoor recreation and/or swimming. Console
and computer gaming is allowed in the evening (it's research!).
Students have a blast on the weekend between weeks as they "Get
Unplugged" in a day of outdoor activities on Saturday followed
by gaming tournaments on Saturday night. Sunday includes a variety
of activities and time for teams to work on their games.
Who should come to Emagination's Game
The program is for 15-18 year olds who have a passion for video games
and a desire to learn the design and development process. There are
Emagination Game Design is offered in Atlanta and near Boston at impeccably
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campuses with modern classrooms, air-conditioned residence
pools and 24-hour campus security.
Dates and Location
University in Waltham Massachusetts near Boston
University in Atlanta Georgia
We provide Transportation
Assistance to students arriving by plane, train or bus.
covers 14 days and 13 nights inclusive of instruction, recreation,
supervision, room, meals, speakers and studio tour. Tuition also includes
the weekend between weeks. Compare the tuition & program at Emagination
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Sponsored by Emagination Computer Camps
Celebrating its eighth summer, Emagination's game design summer camp
for teens is sponsored and operated by Emagination Computer Camps,
a leader in technology education since 1982. Emagination's mission
is to educate, entertain and help develop healthy kids & teens.
Emagination Computer Camps operates summer technology camps for children
ages 8-17 on campuses near Atlanta, Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia.
Emagination is accredited by the American Camp Association.
The Benefits of Emagination Game Design
Summer Camp for Teens
experience on a college campus
what it's like to work in the digital entertainment industry
industry standard software and gain a foundation of both technical
and creative skills
a role on the development team, each teen accepts responsibility
for part of the game and, during
learns about teamwork and the importance of meeting milestones and
public speaking skills as they present their game to a panel of
game industry experts.
top video game industry executives and experts
the pros in action on a tour a local game development company. Past
tours have included:
introduction to creating entertainment products
and an unforgettable teen summer camp experience
Who are the Instructors?
Instructors are typically graduate and undergraduate students completing
a degree in video game design, digital media or computer science.
There are an average sevenparticipants per Instructor. Instructors
are the Lead Designers on the Development Team. Teaching is augmented
by guest speakers from game studios.
How are Instructors hired?
The hiring process involves detailed applications and interviews
with Emagination executives, reference checks, background checks
and pre-camp on-campus training.
Supervision and Healthcare
Students are supervised 24/7 by Emagination Instructors and staff
members. They live in a dorm room with a roommate. Instructors live
in the dorm with students and students may not leave campus on their
own for the duration of the program. Certain staff members are trained
in CPR/First Aid and are available to assist with medication administration
and minor medical issues. There is a hospital nearby for emergencies.
The Massachusetts camp has a nurse on staff.
The Rick Goodman Scholarship
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.
Email us at Camp@ComputerCamps.com
or call 877-248-0206