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3D Mini Game Design Summer Camp to Begin on July 26

by Patty Deviva
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Wilkes University is set to launch its first-ever 3D Mini Game Design Summer Camp for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors running July 26 through 30.

The 3D Mini Game Design Summer Camp teaches the same concepts as the Game and Emergent Technology minor at Wilkes. Here is a montage of student work from the program.

Have you ever wondered how video games are built? And how 3D environments, virtual reality and augmented reality works? The new in-person 3D Mini Game Design Summer Camp will teach coding skills, game design principles, game physics, user interactions, and will introduce students to the Unity Pro™ game engine, the industry-standard in gaming software. 

Even though the camp will be technical, advanced game design or coding skills are not required. “In order to teach coding and gaming technology, it’s important to learn by doing,” said  Dr. Andy Ren, assistant professor in the department of Integrative Media, Art and Design at Wilkes, and camp director. “In the camp we will work as a group and have a lot of hands-on projects so that students can ask questions, practice and learn together.” 

The 3D Mini Game Design Summer Camp is for high school students in grades sophomore through senior, but teaches the same concepts as the college-level Game and Emergent Technology minor at Wilkes, also taught by Dr. Ren. “The minor marries computer programming with artistic design, giving students powerful and in-demand skills in this growing field,” said Dr. Ren. “We integrate the two fields together so we prepare our students with the knowledge not only in design but in creative coding.” 

By the conclusion of the camp on Friday, each student will have developed their own complete game that they can share, and the week will culminate in a party where students will present their games. 


Camp information:

3D Mini Game Design Summer Camp

July 26-30, 2021 – 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily 
T-shirt, lunch and snacks will be provided

Cost: 

Basic: $250 per camper
Family – $225 per camper
Wilkes employee – $200 per camper

For those interested in attending, there are only a few spots left—register below:


Helpful links:

Find out more about the Game and Emergent Technology Minor at Wilkes

Find out more about Integrative Media, Design and Art at Wilkes

Contact Dr. Andy Ren, Assistant Professor of Integrative Media, Art & Design

Contact the Wilkes University Admissions Department

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