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Guildhall Advanced Game Design Academy, Sec. A, Grades 6 - 8

Are you a serious game player who has what it takes to become a game maker? Have you ever considered studying video game development in college and turning your passion into a career? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then The Guildhall Advanced Game Design Academy is for you.

Celebrating its sixth year, this program is offered in partnership with The Guildhall at SMU. The Advanced Game Design Academy offers a rigorous, fully immersive, two-week summer course in which students will make a video game using GuildEd technology, a cutting edge game engine developed by SMU graduate professors. The Academy students will be taught and mentored by game industry veterans, and will experience what professional game developers do on a daily basis during this two-week program. Video Games are a $20 billion industry, see if you have what it takes to be a part of it!

Students should have a passion for games and intermediate technical skills, however specific knowledge related to game development is not required.

Students learn under the direction of SMU faculty and game industry veterans to:
· Design a platformer game
· Create unique art for their game and get it into the GuildEd game engine
· Program gameplay using LUA
· Apply game design and development skills to create their own 2D game using the same game tech used by Guildhall graduate students in their game production projects


Dates:June 23 - July 3, 2014    Check for other dates
Meets:M, Tu, W, Th, F from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 9 Sessions
Instructor:The Guildhall at SMU

Notes:Please note dates of this 9-day camp: Monday - Friday, June 23 - 27 AND Monday - Thursday, June 30 - July 3 Snacks will be provided for this all-day workshop, but please bring your own lunch. Please meet in the lobby of Building 2 upon arrival.

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.