Ages 15 - 18 •
The Young Video Game Designer Weekend gives students aged 15-18 an immersive experience of video game design. Across 2 days you will take part in a series of activities, seminars, simulations and Q&A sessions, all led by a group of experienced video game designers.
Attendance will give you a competitive edge in the race for the best universities, colleges and jobs in video game design, and a 'super-curricular' experience to add to your university or college applications.
Video Game Designers from world-leading companies will coach you through live, interactive experiences including:
Making your very own video game in Unity (and taking it home!)
Designing your own spellbinding world, with a rich story and fascinating characters
Responding to player feedback to fix poor UI/UX choices across all video game genres
Creating monetisation features for a free mobile game and competing to earn the most money
Training on how to fulfil your ambitions of becoming a top video game designer
An action plan detailing how to break into the video gaming industry, starting now
Coaching by experts on A-level/IB/college class choices; university/college and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques
Q&A time with a selection of leading video game designers from a range of disciplines
Unlimited lifetime access to our guidance and expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time
Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, game scripting, communication and storyboarding
Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications
DAY ONE: STORY-DRIVEN GAME DESIGN
DAY TWO: USER-DRIVEN GAME DESIGN
11.00amVideo Game Design & The Story
11.30amCreate your own world
2.30pmFlip the Script
*exact programme subject to change without notice.
11.00amVideo Game Design & The User
11:30amThe Social Revolution
12:15pmThe Business of Gaming
2:30pmForm & Function
3:45pmThe Future of Gaming
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.
'Live Online’: £165/student for both days
In-Person: £165/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2) OR £295/student for both days
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.
28th - 29th January 2023
University College London (UCL)
11am - 5:30pm (UK time)
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.
This programme will be delivered ‘Live Online’, so is not affected at all by any Covid-19 restrictions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.