GameWerks 3: Video Game Development
The GameWerks 3 experience is for veterans of the other GameWerks camps and offers the most complete experience. Working on a team, you will develop a playable game level from scratch over the course of three weeks. Students will take on roles similar to those in the actual game industry, including artist, programmer, designer, and project manager, and will learn about alpha and beta testing, quality assurance, level design, programming, and marketing. This experience will be highly collaborative and extremely challenging, but students will be rewarded with an in-depth experience and a playable final product. Note: Prior completion of both GameWerks 1 and 2 is required; exceptions may be considered, but are not guaranteed. Open to students ages 11-17.
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Day and Overnight Camp Options Available
This is a three-week camp, and the cost of staying over the weekend is not included in the registration fee. Most students go home for the weekends between camp weeks, but accommodations can be arranged for students traveling long distances or who cannot be picked up. Please contact us at questions [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu to discuss the available options and associated costs.
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Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
Students are dropped off each day at the Georgia Center, but camp takes place in Aderhold Hall. Students will travel around campus by foot or bus, and possibly university vehicles. More detailed information will available closer to the camp start date.
Day Camp - $800
Overnight Camp - $2000
Partial financial assistance may be available for students who need it. To request assistance, please follow the directions listed in the Financial Aid Request form, which is located on the right hand side of this page. If you have any questions about the process, please call us at 706-542-3537 or email us at questions [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu.
Mark Evans is a managing partner in MoWerks Learning, an Athens-based learning and technology company. He has a Master's of Social Science and Education from North Georgia and an EDS from the University of Georgia. Mark has fifteen years’ experience in education, and has written several articles and presented at many different conferences on the uses of video games in the classroom and with pre-service teachers. When Mark is not working at MoWerks, he can be found either playing multiplayer video games with his friends and family on Xbox Live under his gamer tag docevans007 or running half marathons. He also participated in a reality TV show called Heavy, which aired on A&E on March 21, 2011. This will be his fourth year as a Summer Academy instructor.
Lucas Jensen is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Learning, Design and Technology. He holds a Master's in Education in Instructional Design and Development and a Master's in Education in Social Science Education, both from the University of Georgia. He is an avid video gamer, and plays drums for several popular Athens bands. This is his fifth year as a Summer Academy instructor.
B.C. Fortenberry is an audio engineer living in Athens, GA, celebrating his second year with GameWerks. Bill holds degrees from Athens State University in Athens, AL as well as the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Tucson, AZ. The consummate Renaissance man, Bill has worked in social work, high end professional audio gear, and recorded some of Athens' finest musicians. A lifelong gamer, he enjoys helping students explore their creative side, audio or otherwise. This is Bill’s second year as a Summer Academy instructor.
A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.