Shawnee State University to offer Game Programming and Game Art & Design Camp for the summer

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Shawnee State University will be offering two camps for game programming and game art and design for students ages 14-18 over the summer.

Do you think you have what it takes to be the next hit video game creator? Are you interested in the art and design of video games? If you answered yes to either question, you may want to attend one or both of the week-long design and programming camps SSU is offering.

The game programming camp will be held from June 13-17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Jason Witherell, SSU’s Associate Professor of Digital Simulation and Gaming Technology Engineering, will be teaching students the basics of game programming using the Unity game engine and then plans to implement a simple game that can be played.

The game art and design camp will be offered from July 11-14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. This camp will be taught by Greg Lyons, SSU’s Professor of Game and Simulation Development Arts. The camp will cover the creation of digital 3-D meshes using Autodesk Maya then integrating students’ creations into the game Unreal Engine 4 game engine where they can be played.

Cost for each camp is $175 per student and includes lunch. No prior programming or game development experience is required. The camps are open to boys and girls ages 14 to 18. The registration forms must be completed by May 27. Space is limited. Registration is available at

For more information, contact Debbie Schwamberger at the Office of Event & Conference Services at or at 740.351.3390.