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Game On! Learn first-hand how industry professionals create premier commercial video games. Teens get immersed in the dynamic world of video game development, learning 3D Modeling with Maya®, Level Design with Unreal® Engine 3, Game Programming for Xbox® 360. Late-night NVIDIA-hosted gaming tournaments and LAN parties are part of the iD experience. A major game development studio tour will anchor each session. Learn from faculty with game development experience. iD Gaming Academy locations include Stanford University, Loyola University in Chicago, Emory University and Villanova University. Save with code WD43.

iD Gaming Academy Courses:

Game Modeling with Maya® - Updated!
New this season, each student will run Autodesk® Maya® Unlimited. This awesome summer video game camp for teens uses Maya, the professional-grade, industry standard program used by big-name game studios and movie houses. Autodesk tools are used to develop 90% of contemporary video games and provide one of the leading effects packages used in The Lord of the Rings™, Spider-Man®, Star Wars® and other blockbuster films. In this Maya computer camp for teens, you’ll learn. Read More.

Game Programming - New!
Program games and challenge your friends on your Xbox 360®! Deploying the groundbreaking XNA™ framework from Microsoft®, you’ll develop games for delivery on your PC or Xbox 360. Didn’t think you could create games for a gaming console? Think again! XNA is an advanced set of tools that facilitate computer game development and management. XNA attempts to free game designers from writing repetitive code and bring different aspects of game production into a single system. Note: Beginning students will learn to code games in C++ with Microsoft Visual Studio® Express. Read More.

Level Design-Unreal® Engine 3 - New!
Modify Unreal Tournament® 3 with custom maps, storyboards and character treatments. Learn what makes a game addicting and the strategies behind compelling game play as you create your own levels. Take home a copy of Unreal Tournament 3. Dedicated gamers and game developers will be introduced to a variety of tactics and strategies developed by our curriculum and faculty experts. Read More.

Additional technology and game development programs are available at over 60 prestigious universities nationwide. These programs include the iD Film Academy, iD Programming Academy and weeklong kids’ camps and teen camps at the flagship iD Tech Camps (America’s #1 Tech Camp).

• Real-World Skills: The game development industry is expanding at a fast rate. Why not learn the skills to launch your future career?
• Top Universities: Many universities are now offering game development “Majors.” Mirroring this trend, the iD Gaming Academy is offered at 4 prestigious locations including Stanford, Loyola, Emory and Villanova.
• Instruction: Learn from the best! iD faculty are fun, energetic staff with serious gaming credentials. Learn from our elite faculty.
• College Credit: Teens can elect to receive continuing education units.
• Fun: iD promotes a well-balanced experience on and off the computer. The iD experience encompasses gaming tournaments, LAN parties, sports, excursions, and more.
• Best Products: iD uses the best products including Maya® Unlimited, Unreal® Engine 3, Adobe® CS4, Microsoft® XNA for Xbox® 360, and more.
• Studio Tour: Visit a major game development studio.
• Safety: iD has “one of the best risk management programs in the country.”
• Family Company: We are passionate about our company—and ensuring our teens have an amazing summer experience. You deserve the best. Welcome to the iD Gaming Academy.

“I’ve always wanted to make my own video game—like the ones I play at home. I had no idea where to start. After coming to the iD Gaming Academy, now I know what I want to study in college.”

-Peter, Stude

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