Summer Academy Camps

GG 3: Video Game Development

The GammaGames 3 experience is for veterans of the GG1 & GG2 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 GG 1 and 2 is required; exceptions may be considered, but are not guaranteed. Open to students ages 13-17. 

Course Information

Course Number:

83943

Course Date Info:

Dates TBA
Day and Overnight Camp Options Available
8:30am-3:30pm
Extended day option available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

This is a three-week camp, and most students go home for the weekends between camp weeks. Accommodations can be arranged for students traveling long distances or who cannot be picked up, but an extra fee will be charged. Please contact us at questions [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu to discuss the available options and associated costs. 

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

Overnight students will check in at their assigned residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in at the Georgia Center on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Students will travel by foot or bus to get to their on-campus classroom and other activities, and by university vehicle for any off-campus field trips. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins. 

Cost:

Day Camp - $800

  • Extended Day at Legion Pool until 5:30pm - $105

Overnight Camp - $2000

Partial financial assistance may be available for students who need it. 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. He is an avid video gamer and has been a drummer in several popular Athens bands. This is his sixth year as a Summer Academy instructor.

B.C. Fortenberry is an audio engineer living in Athens, GA. 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 third 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.