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Online Game Development Camp

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This week-long virtual camp is designed for middle school (Session One) and high school (Session Two) 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.  This event is available to players entering grades 5-12 in Fall 2021.

Two Sessions Available!

  • Session One | Middle School | Monday, June 21 - Friday, June 25, 2021
  • Session Two | High School | Monday, July 19 - Friday, July 23, 2021

Limited to the first 20 registrations in each session.

Register Online

Session One | Middle School | This event has been cancelled.
Session Two | High School |This event has been cancelled.

Registrations accepted online until noon 6/14/21 for session one and 7/12/21 for session two. 

We do NOT accept day of registrations. 

Credit Card

Your online registration and payment are always safe and secure.  We accept MasterCard and Visa credit card payments in our online registration system.  We will NOT accept credit card payments over the phone.  We will accept checks made out to "UW-Whitewater" and mailed to UW-Whitewater Camps and Conferences, 800 West Main Street, Room 2005 Roseman Hall, Whitewater WI 53190.

Confirmation Emails

Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact if you do not receive this confirmation email. Historically, email accounts used from and are blocked from receiving notifications from us or may end up in your spam folder. You are able to register using these accounts; however, you will not receive emails from us. Please make sure you have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Cost Information

Event fee- $100

Included in the Fee:  The event fee includes instruction.  

Those registrants that enrolled during the register risk free time-period will be notified by email when payment is due.

All registrant accounts must be paid in full one week (7 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. 

Full refund will be given to families who need to cancel because of COVID illness.

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 this case, all fees paid will be refunded.

Sponsorships & Awards

For those participants who will be receiving a sponsorship to attend this event: Register and use the promo code your sponsor gave you. The sponsorship will be deducted from your invoice.  Any remaining balance remains the participant's responsibility. Any cancellations will result in the sponsorship funds being returned to the supporting organization.

Any qualifying discounts given by the event will not be applied after you have paid in full. Be sure to use the promo code during check out to receive your discount. You will be charged if you do not qualify for requested discount at the start of event.

A processing fee will be assessed if a refund is issued due to overpayment on your account.

Questions, received an award/scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes? Please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email before registering to avoid overpayment fees.

Want to Sponsor a Registrant?

You can sponsor a registrant and cover all or partial fees. We have received requests in the past from schools, companies, organizations, friends and family members that would like to send their chosen registrant to a specific event. If you would like to sponsor a registrant, you can request a promo code that you may give to your chosen registrant. Click here for more details.

No discounts available for this event.

Game Development Camp Interests

  • Game Art
  • Game Programing

Prior to Attending Information

Login to Online Session

A few days prior to the event you will receive an email from the director indicating the steps you will need to take to join this event.  Please contact if you do not recieve this email 3 days before the event starts.

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.

We receive many questions from registrants. Click here to review our frequently asked questions about registering and attending an event.

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.

By registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. You will be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events.  You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.  Any media shared with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on social media or use of its hashtags grants the University use to media for any purpose.

What You Will Need to Attend

  • Computer with good Internet Connection (A PC or a Mac computer. Laptops are okay. Chrome books will not work for this camp.)
  • Software to be installed on computer (- all software is free)
  • Unity3D installed (version to be updated)
  • Google Classroom Account
  • Discord App
  • Microphone 
  • Speakers
  • A gaming headset with microphone is acceptable
  • Webcam (optional)
  • Notepad and Pencil/Pen

Event Schedule

8:45 am Check in 
9:00 am
  • Welcome
  • Software Check
  • Getting Started
  • What is Game Development
12:00 pm Lunch (Off Screen)
1:00 pm
  • Getting familiar with Unity
  • How to Make 2D Art
  • End of Day/Annoucements
3:30 pm Day Concluded

9:00 am
  • Introduction to Level Design
  • Player Input and Movement
12:00 pm Lunch (Off Screen)
1:00 pm
  • Animations
  • More Game Design Concepts
3:30 pm Day Concluded

9:00 am
  • Sharing Game Ideas
  • Interactions with Games
12:00 pm Lunch (Off Screen)
1:00 pm
  • Goals and Conflict within Games
  • Developing your own game concept
3:30 pm Day Concluded

9:00 am
  • Audio, UI
12:00 pm Lunch (Off Screen)
1:00 pm
  • Scene Changes
  • Work Time
3:30 pm Day Concluded

9:00 am
  • Work Time
12:00 pm Lunch (Off Screen)
1:00 pm
  • Work Time
  • Game Presentations
3:30 pm Day Concluded

Meet the Staff

A. Bill Miller

A Bill Miller
Drawing, Fine Arts & Game Dev. Staff

Nick Hwang

Nick Hwang
Game Dev. Director

A. Bill Miller

Jeff Herriot
Game Dev. Staff

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