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Our Summer Experiences are now over 75% full. Places are highly limited; register now to avoid disappointment.

Our Summer Experiences are now over 75% full. Places are highly limited; register now to avoid disappointment.

The Young Video Game Designer Weekend

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

The Young Video Game Designer Weekend

Overview

The Young Video Game Designer Weekend gives students aged 15-18 a chance to test-drive life as a game designer. Learn from real-life game designers as they guide you through a series of interactive activities: design levels, craft character arcs, and create your very own game. You will also get expert advice on how to become a successful game designer, with guidance on university choices, extra-curricular activities, work experience and more.

You can attend either in-person in London or live online. Register now to gain an edge over other aspiring game designers, and a super-curricular experience to add to your applications.

 

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An Interactive Masterclass:
  • Professional video game designers will coach you through a range of interactive activities:
  • Create your own world with fascinating characters and compelling storylines
  • Map out the mechanics of your game: define the rules and modes of play
  • Script your very own video game to take home and play
     
Expert Career Coaching:
  • You will be trained on how to fulfil your ambitions of becoming a top video game designer
  • An action plan of how to break into the gaming industry, starting now
  • Coaching by experts on academic choices, extra-curricular activities, work experience and job applications
     
An Audience With Professional Game Designers:
  • Hear from successful video game designers and ask them all your burning questions
  • Q&A panel with tech professionals from a range of backgrounds
     
Boost Your Career Potential:
  • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained skills that are key to a career in game design
  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications
     
11.00am

Video Game Design & The Story

  • Making your mark in the competitive world of video game design
  • The role of powerful storytelling 
     
11.30am

Create your own world

  • Step into the shoes of a level designer
  • Design your own spellbinding world, with a rich story and fascinating characters 
  • Learn to craft compelling storylines and character arcs that captivate players
  • Discover how the inclusion of diverse and underrepresented characters makes for a more vibrant game
     
12.15pm

Level Up

  • Step into the shoes of the gameplay designer
  • Outline all possible game outcomes and game flow
  • Map out the mechanics of your game and define the rules and modes of play
  • Create the action: decide the challenges players will have to overcome 
     
1.00pm

Intro to Unity

  • Get to grips with the powerful tools provided by the Unity game engine
  • Step into the shoes of a developer and start bringing your ideas to life
     
1.30pm

Lunch

                               

2.30pm

Flip the Script

  • Script your very own video game to take home and play using Unity
  • Implement new and exciting features that will give your game an edge over the competition
  • Receive expert feedback from real-life video game designers
     
4.45pm

Career Coaching followed by Panel Q&A

  • Your journey to becoming a top game designer, starting now
  • Study options
  • How to find work experience 
  • Panel Q&A with game designers
  • Get all your burning questions answered
  • Receive valuable advice 
5.30pm

Close

               

This programme is for students aged 15-18. No prior knowledge or experience is required. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person or ‘Live Online’; the content is the same for both. 

Programme Fee:

'Live Online’: £165/student for full day

In-Person: £195/student for full day

There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited.

Choose a location below:

In Person

Available dates:

  • 12th March 2023

Venues:

  • University College London (UCL)

Accommodation location:

  • University College London (UCL),
    Bloomsbury,
    London

As part of your booking, you will receive 12 months’ access to our state-of-the-art tech platform, AmbitionX. Here you will find all of your programme materials and complete post-programme assessments to gain coveted ‘experience points’ to demonstrate your levels of professional development. You will also be able to access any of InvestIN’s Live Online weekend and evening programmes through AmbitionX at no extra cost.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY ABOUT US

Covid-19

In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will receive a refund. We have never yet had to cancel a London summer experience, having successfully delivered programmes during the summers of 2020 and 2021, with strict social distancing and excellent feedback. We shall of course adhere to all Covid-related government guidelines in place at the time of the programme and keep student safety as the highest priority.

If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full.

 

Support

If you are trying to register and the registration box is not appearing it is likely because of firewall restrictions on your desktop device.

You may wish to try on your mobile device instead. Alternatively, please email info@investin.org with details of the programme you want to register for. We will reserve your place immediately and send you a link to pay by card online.