Summer Academy Camps

GG 2: Video Game Prototyping

**This camp is currently full, but you can click on the "Register Now" button to be added to the waiting list without making a payment. While there is no guarantee, it is likely that spots will open up before camp begins. 

Take the next step in the GammaGames game camp experience! In this program, you'll begin the process of actually building a game design into a digital prototype! Using real video game industry software, you will spend two weeks learning how to prototype your game and present it to possible developers. By the end of this camp, you'll be familiar with the process of building a video game, and have working knowledge of prototyping software used by video game creators. Note: Previous participation in GG1 is preferred, but students with prior experience may request an exception. Open to students ages 11-17. 

Course Information

Course Number:

83941

Course Date: Monday, June 16, 2014 - Friday, June 27, 2014
Course Date Info:

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

This is a two-week camp, and most students go home for the weekend 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 - $700

  • Optional Extended Day - $70

Overnight Camp - $1500

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.

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.