UW-Green Bay Outreach offers Video Game Programming camps

Students entering grades 8 through 12 in fall 2013 can enroll now for one of two sessions of Video Game Programming Camp, being offered Sunday-Wednesday July 7-10 and Sunday-Wednesday July 14-17, at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Join us as we learn about the world of object-oriented programming and receive an introduction to developing software in a gaming environment. Campers will learn the basic techniques of creating games and will be introduced to object-oriented programming. Campers will learn how to make objects interact with each other through events and will learn how to program some basic games.

Camp Director and Instructor Ben Geisler has worked at four AAA game development houses: Raven Software, Human Head Studios, Frozen Codebase and Radical Entertainment. He has worked on more than six best-selling games and been involved with publisher relations at Vivendi Universal Games, THQ, Konami and Activision. His past credits include Soldier of Fortune 2, X-Men Legends, Jedi Knight 2, Quake 4, The Incredible Hulk: UD, Elements of Destruction, Burgertime World Tour, Prey 2 and Prototype. Geisler has Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Computer Science from UW-Madison. He has taught game development at the college level at ITT Technical Institute, Herzing, and UW-Milwaukee.

Visit the camp website, www.uwgb.edu/camps/science/videoGame for registration and faculty and staff updates.

Students can attend as commuters or as residents living in UW-Green Bay student housing. The camp fee is $279 for commuters. Resident students will pay $469, which includes instruction, room and board, counselor supervision and transportation to evening activities.

Camp information and registration are available online at www.uwgb.edu/camps/science/videoGame. Information also is available by telephone at (920) 465-2775 or (800) 621-2313.


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