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We are now almost fully booked for Summer 2024 and expect to close registration in the next few days.

We are now almost fully booked for Summer 2024 and expect to close registration in the next few days.

The Young Video Game Designer Summer Experience

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

The Young Video Game Designer Summer Experience


We are now fully booked for this Summer Experience.

The Young Video Game Designer Summer Experience gives students aged 15-18 a fully immersive experience of working as a Video Game Designer in London.

Over the course of 15 days, students will have some of the most exclusive experiences of video game design that one can imagine: compete in a Game Jam, create your very own video game from scratch and present your ideas to expert game designers. 

Join us for a life-changing experience that will set you up for a future as a successful video game designer.


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Immersive Video Game Design Experiences:
  • Compete in a Game-Jam and build your very own video game from scratch
  • Present your ideas to a panel of video game industry leaders at an iconic London skyscraper
  • Visit a leading visual effects studio and explore the state-of-the-art technological advancements like virtual reality that are making video games more immersive than ever
  • Test previously unreleased video games to understand what helps bring a game to market
  • Undertake a visit to one of Europe’s largest independent motion capture studios
Meet Senior Video Game Designers:
  • Be coached through the immersive experiences with video game designers from world-renowned firms specialising in user interface, graphic design, mechanics and more
  • Private networking sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future career
Career Coaching:
  • Receive training on how to land the most desirable jobs in video game design
  • Advice on subject choices, university selection, work experience, extra-curricular activities and more
  • World-class professional development training: dedicated coaching on all the soft skills you need to become a top video game designer: creativity, teamwork, communication, time management and more
Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:
  • Attending the Summer Experience demonstrates that you have gained skills which are highly-valued by top universities.
  • Complete the assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your university applications
World-Class Universities And World-Class People:
  • Experience life at one of the best universities on the planet: University College London (UCL).
  • Meet talented and ambitious students from around the world who fly in for the Summer Experience, creating an invaluable lifetime network.
Design Your Own Summer Experience:

•    Select your preferred length of experience. You can choose to attend for:

1.     Days 1-15 (the full experience); or
2.    Days 1-10 only; or
3.    Days 1-5 only

•    Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout

Immersive Experiences Days 1-5 

The Game Jam: Gameplay Design

  • Discover how gameplay designers create spellbinding worlds
  • Learn to craft storylines and character arcs that captivate players
  • The video game developer’s toolkit: discover the cutting-edge tools at your disposal to craft your game
  • Meet the experts and your team and map out the mechanics of your game
  • Define your rules and modes of play

The Game Jam: Level Creation

  • Discover the principles and methods used by world-leading level designers
  • Decide the pace and flow of your own game and outline all possible outcomes
  • Expand your core concept into multiple levels and extensive challenges
  • Decide how the difficulty will increase so that users feel a sense of accomplishment whilst playing
  • Brainstorm future expansion packs that will keep players invested long after they’ve completed the game
  • Race to see how many different levels you can create!

The Game Jam: UX/UI Design

  • Step into the shoes of the User Interface/User Experience designer
  • Uncover the core principles governing playability
  • Learn what makes for a great user interface that is intuitive, easy-to-use and engaging
  • Step into the player’s shoes and evaluate the usability and style of different game UIs across a variety of genres
  • Create a captivating start page that sets the tone of your game and makes the users eager to play
  • Design a heads-up display (HUD) that relays vital information to the player without interfering with gameplay

The Game Jam: Presentation Day

  • Add the final touches to perfect your video game
  • Name your game and write an exciting description for the App store to convince users to download it
  • Present your finished product at the top of an iconic London skyscraper and discover your peers’ creations
  • Who will be crowned the winners of the InvestIN Game Jam? Receive valuable feedback from industry and see if your game has what it takes!

We are now fully booked for this Summer Experience.

This Summer Experience is for students aged 15-18 and you do not require any prior knowledge to attend.

The programme starts on 28th July 2023. You can choose to attend for either days 1-5, days 1-10 or days 1-15; and either with or without accommodation. Pricing for all options is set out below.

Click “Register Now” to book your place. Alternatively, if you wish to pay via invoice, please complete this form and a member of our team will reach out to you.

London 5-Day London 10-Day London 15-Day
Length Days 1-5 Days 1-10 Days 1-15
Compete in a Game Jam and create your own game. Learn the rules of UX/UI design. Pitch your game to industry-leaders at the top of a skyscraper.
Visit an indie game design studio and receive a game-design brief. Enter a visual effects studio and explore motion capture. Test unreleased video games and evaluate their strengths
Private networking session with top video game designers
World-class professional development training: 5 days of coaching on all the skills you need to become a top video game designer
Summer Experience fee £1475 £2850 £3950
Optional fee for University of London accommodation (private single rooms) with all meals and guardianship included Available for an additional
Available for an additional
Available for an additional
Optional fee for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way) Available for an additional
Available for an additional
Available for an additional

Choose a location below:

In Person

Available dates:

  • 28th July 2023


  • The programme is based at UCL and the surrounding University of London campus. Certain days take place in other key industry locations in London.

Accommodation location:

Please find below some of our most frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions you'll be able to find our full FAQ list here and you are also welcome to reach out to us at and we'll be happy to help!

When is the deadline for registering for an experience?
Places on our programmes are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis so we will close registration as soon as we reach capacity, because of this we would always recommend booking as soon as possible to ensure you do not miss the opportunity to attend.
Do I get a certificate?
Upon completion of the programme you will receive a bespoke certificate to include in all of your future applications. This will help you stand out from the crowd and show your passion for your chosen career. Letters of attendance are also available upon request at
Who are your safeguarding team?
On each Summer Experience, we have safeguarding team members on-site 24/7 to promote the safeguarding and pastoral welfare of our students. Our team are security-vetted (enhanced DBS-checked) professionals who work in education full time and our team is made up of Academic Professionals / LSA, Safeguarding Officers, Nursing Professionals, and Mental Health Practitioners. Students will therefore always be able to easily contact a guardian, should they need any support.
What is included in the accommodation package?
You can choose to add our accommodation package to your booking where you will be allocated to the University of London's Garden Halls, College Hall, or International Hall. Here, you will enjoy your own private room, 3 meals a day, and 24/7 guardianship. There are also lots of communal areas such as a games room and cinema room where you will be able to socialise with other students. Our safeguarding team will also put on evening activities such as trivia night, games night, and sports evenings. You will be able to arrive at the accommodation the day before the programme starts and checkout will be the day after the programme comes to an end.
Do you offer payment plans?
We offer payment plans for our Summer Experiences, allowing you to pay in instalments. A 50% deposit is required to reserve your place. To arrange your personalised plan contact contact us at
Will there be any opportunities for rest days?
On the mornings of day 6 and day 11 you will have rest time to allow you to recharge for the next period of your programme. You will also have time in the evenings and during your lunch break to relax and socialise with the other students on the experience.



There are no travel restrictions in place in order to enter the UK; you are not required to test or to provide proof of vaccination status, so you can book your programme place with confidence.



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You may wish to try on your mobile device instead. Alternatively, please email 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.