Summer Academy Camps

GG 3: Video Game Development

Gamma Games Video Game Development

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The GammaGames 3 experience is for veterans of the GG1 & GG2 camps who want to immerse themselves in the game creation experience. You’ll be placed on a small team, where you’ll work at a fast pace to develop a playable game level from scratch over the course of two 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 product. On Friday, June 26th, teams will present their final projects at the annual GammaGames Prototype Playtest, which is open to family, friends, and invited video game professionals. Note: Prior completion of both GG1 and/or GG2 is required, and all students must cleared by the Program Coordinator and instructor before signing up. To request acceptance into GG3, please read the Prerequisite section below.

Ages: 13-17

Course Information

Course Number:

85489

Course Date: Monday, June 15, 2015 - Friday, June 26, 2015
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available
8:30am-3:30pm
Extended Day (Pool) available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall. This is a two-week camp – please read the section below regarding the weekend stayover.

Address:
Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.

Cost:

Day Camp - $750

  • Optional Extended Day at Legion Pool until 5:30pm - $35

Overnight Camp - $1550

Prerequisites:
Students must be highly motivated and able to work well on a team. Prior completion of both GG1 and/or GG2 is required, and all students must cleared by the Program Coordinator and instructor before registering for this camp. To request acceptance into GG3, please contact us directly at questions [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu and be sure to include the student’s name, age and year he/she attended GG1 and/or GG2. In some cases, the instructor may want to see examples of the student’s prior work or ask the student some questions about their previous experience before acceptance is granted.

Weekend Stayover Options
This camp runs for two consecutive weeks. After the first week of the program, most students prefer to be picked up on Friday night or Saturday morning and returned on Sunday afternoon for the next week’s check-in. However, if you are traveling a long distance or cannot pick your child up for the weekend of June 20-21, we can arrange weekend stayover plans for your child for an additional fee of $100. Advance notice is required for this option, so please make sure you select this option when you register, or contact us no less than two weeks before camp begins.

Financial Assistance:
Students who need financial assistance are encouraged to request it as early as possible, and before registering for camp. Forms will be available for download in the right hand column of this page as soon as registration opens, and will be processed in the order they are received. Notification of financial assistance will be emailed out beginning in mid-May, and could be sent as late as three weeks before your camp begins if funds are still available. Awards range from 50-65% of the total cost of the camp, so students should be prepared to pay 35%-50% of the cost upon notification of financial assistance. Payment plans can be arranged, but all payments must be received no later than two weeks before camp begins. 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.

Instructor: 

Lucas Jensen is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Learning, Design and Technology. He holds a Master's in Education in Instructional Design and Development, as well as a Master's in Education in Social Science Education, both from the University of Georgia. He currently teaches undergraduate courses for UGA and James Madison University on visual literacy and the use of technology in the workplace. This is his seventh year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.