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Online Middle School Game Development Clinic

This week-long virtual camp is designed for middle school students interested in game development. Participants will create games with an opportunity to work on programming and also art and sound creation for those games. Participants will produce working games during the session, with a showcase of games on the last day as well as the ability to share their games online. Participants will learn and practice making art for their games created during the camp. No coding or art experience is necessary. Our staff will be able to give campers individualized attention and, for campers with more experience, we will offer additional challenging additional tasks and deeper practice in development. We are looking to have a healthy ratio of campers to staff, so each camper will be able to ask questions and get personal feedback. A typical day will include faculty-led sessions with small-group mini assignments, supervised work time and team game/asset development, and some game-related activities in the late afternoon.    This event is available to Gamers in 6-8th grade, all skill levels.

Dates: Monday - Friday | 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (CST)

  • Session One: July 6 - July 10, 2020 - Closed
  • Session Two: July 27 - July 31, 2020 

Limited to the first 30 registrants for each session.

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Online registrations accepted until noon 7/2/20 for session one and  7/23/20 for session two.  We do NOT accept day of registrations.

Fee: $90 

Fees Include

The event fee includes instruction.


All registrant accounts must be paid in full three weeks (21 days) prior to the start of event. Registrants with outstanding balances after payment is due in full are subject to being removed from the event roster without refund. Please contact Continuing Education Services at prior to this deadline if extenuating circumstances prevent you from completing a payment.

In the event of a cancellation, Continuing Education Services should be notified no later than 21 days before the start of the event session in order to receive a refund, less 20% administrative fee. Cancellation request received less than 21 days from the start of camp will receive a refund minus 50% late cancellation fee of event cost. Cancellations due to medical reasons will receive a full refund, less the 20% administrative fee, if the cancellation is requested and medical documentation is provided prior to the start of event. Valid medical cancellations must include a signed letter from a licensed physician to qualify. NO REFUNDS will be given for withdrawal due to early departures, disciplinary reasons or no show after the event has started.

All cancellation requests must be submitted to; provide registrant’s name, camp and medical documentation, if applicable. Refunds will be returned to name an address of payer.

We reserve the right to cancel any event due to low enrollment; in such as case, all fees paid will be refunded.

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  • Name, address, email, DOB, grade
  • I understand the refund policy
  • How did you hear about this event?
  • I have met all the minimal technology requirements to participate in this event
  • I understand CES is not responsible for troubleshooting technology software (other than the registration system software)

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By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. UW-Whitewater will hold all registrants responsible for their conduct.  Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from event.  Registrants dismissed from the event will not receive a refund.  Please review the Terms and Conditions for more details.

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Monday Schedule

9:00 - Noon
  • Introducations
  • What is Game Development?
  • Goals of the Week
  • How to use the tools from the week (Unity, Google Drive, Discord)
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Break
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
  • The many components of Game Design
  • Getting familiar with Unity Game Engine
  • Overnight Assignment 1
  • Fun Activitity

Tuesday Schedule

9:00 - Noon
  • Game Design vs Development
  • Art
  • How-to
  • Inspiration from your favorite games
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Break
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Unity: How-to
  • Start Designing a Game
    • Plan!
    • Paper and Pencil
    • What is important?
    • What is Mechanic?
    • What is FUN???
  • Overnight Assignment 2
  • Fun Activitity

Wednesday Schedule

9:00 - Noon
  • Unity: How-tos
  • Start Development
    • Making Art
    • Making Sound
    • Some Programming
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Break
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Share Your Idea!
  • Work on Individual Project
  • Overnight Assignment 3
  • Fun Activitity

Thursday Schedule

9:00 - Noon
  • Work on Individual Project
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Break
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Prototype Showcase
  • Playtesting
  • Bug Fixing
  • Fun Activity

Friday Schedule

9:00 - Noon
  • Last Minute Adjustments
  • Building Games for Download
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Break
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Final Presentations
  • Camp Ending Proceedings

Special Notice

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

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