EDGE - Video Game Development Summer Camp 2018
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Video Game Development Summer Camp 2018

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Open to High School Students, Day camp, 5 Days, Lunch Provided.

This camp is made possible by a generous grant from Google. This Google sponsored education camp is free for all participants (if accepted).

Open to High School Students, Day Camp, 5 Days, Lunch Provided.

This camp is made possible by a generous grant from Google. This Google sponsored education camp is free for all participants (if accepted).

Open to high school students, day camp, 5 days, lunch provided.

This camp is made possible by a generous grant from Google. This Google sponsored education camp is free for all participants (if accepted).

EDGE (Educational Developing Games Experience) - FREE

 

Application is CLOSED for Summer 2018.

Thanks for your support !

See you next summer !

 

 

 

Project Background

The APSU Video Summer Camp is aimed at teaching a diverse group of high school students the skills needed to craft their own video game using the Unity game engine. Through the craft of video game creation, we will be teaching important concepts to students. These topics include:

 

Project Goals

At APSU Video Summer Camp, we have three equally important goals.

 

Implementation

The summer camp will consist of five days. On each of the first five days, we will explore a different style of game (arcade, platform, puzzle, adventure, etc). During each meeting, new computer science concepts will be introduced to the students as the need arises. We will be learning the Unity game framework, a professional framework that has been utilized in the creation of PC, mobile, and Nintendo 3DS titles. The facilitator will describe the game and then provide encouragement to the teams to try to make the game their own. All games will be unfinished and it's up to the teams to flesh out the game. Students will be asked to follow along with the facilitator, but will also be given opportunities to make the game their own. These opportunities will include creating their own art, changing the rules to a game, or expanding the game’s scope to include something unexpected. Creativity and experimentation is always encouraged!

While history is not a major component of the summer camp, the games themselves will serve as a look back at where games came from and the direction games are going.

 

Conclusion

The APSU Video Summer Camp wants to help you kickstart your career in technology and programming through an activity that we all enjoy: video games! Video games allow us to role play in a fantasy world, solve puzzles, engage in interactive storytelling, and compete against the world online. Video games don't make themselves; they originate from people like you who love games. We at APSU Video Summer Camp want to provide students from historically underrepresented groups the chance to kickstart a career in computer science.