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Game Design Camps at Shawnee State University

Summer Game Design Camps

Shawnee State University will be offering two Game Design Camps this summer for students ages 15 and older.

Shawnee State's game design programs are nationally ranked by Princeton Review. Your child will receive instruction by experts in the field and will gain hands-on experience. 

The cost for each camp is $20 per student and includes lunch. Campers must be at least 15 years of age and should have basic computer knowledge such as navigating files and folders in Windows 7/10 environment, using internet browser and be able to type.

Camp 1: Game Art + Design


June 11-14, 2018
9 am-3 pm (M-Th)

This camp will cover the creation of 3D art assets as used in contemporary 3D games and designing levels for play. Students will be shown how to create and texture their own 3D meshes, import them into an engine.

The students will then be taught to create interactivity for their game. Each level will be functional and have game elements integrated to provide play and immersion.

Students will be exposed to the software Autodesk Maya, the Unreal Engine 4 and various texturing processes. Upon completion, each student will have their own game levels where they are the artist/designer.


Game Arts Faculty / Shawnee State University

Camp 2: Game Programming


June 18-21, 2018
9 am-3 pm (M-Th)

This camp will explore game creation at a high-level using a cutting edge game engine. Each day, you'll be guided through hands-on tutorials in which we'll create simple but functional 2D games (and pieces of games). During these tutorials, students will learn game programming, simple 2D art asset creation/editing, and game design principals. Each day will end with a fun gaming-related activity.

The last portion of the camp will focus on collaborating with other students and the camp leaders to produce a game that you can show to your friends and family in the closing ceremonies.

This is a great opportunity for those interested in STEM-related careers and those with an interest in creating games. You are welcome to bring your own laptop if you choose or use those we provide in the lab – all software will be made available for home use after camp.

No prior experience necessary, but basic computer knowledge and typing skilles are a plus. This camp is intended for 15-20 year olds.

Game Programming Faculty / Shawnee State University

Requirements + Notes

  • Campers must be at least 15 years of age

  • Campers must have basic computer knowledge:

    Navigating files and folders in a Windows 7/10 environment

    Using an internet browser (and saving images)

    Be an OK typist (about 5–10 words per minute)

  • Computers are available. If you wish to bring your own laptop, we'll help you install the needed software.

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