Unreal Tournament 3 Goes to Camp

photo_new_1.jpgiD Tech Camps is aiming to teach kids game development skills using the Unreal Engine 3 tools that come with Unreal Tournament 3 for PC. The Campbell CA based camp, the largest national youth summer computer camp in the U.S.. offers programs for beginning to advanced students, hands-on learning and instruction in small groups.

“We provide an environment where instruction is personalized and fluid,” said Pete Ingram-Cauchi, president and CEO of iD Tech Camps. “Teens choose our computer camp because we have the cutting edge software and tools that are most relevant in the industry. Partnering with industry leaders like Epic Games is vital. They believe in our teaching philosophy. They understand that a key component to offering the best tech courses involves instruction of the industry’s leading game engine, Unreal Engine 3, as provided with the Unreal Tournament 3 game.”

The Unreal Engine has been used in best selling games such as Mass Effect, BioShock and Gears of War.

“We’ve partnered with iD Tech Camps because of their reputation for quality game development instruction for As a student in a video game design program, this sounds like a lot more fun than the courses I’ve taken.teens,” said Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games. “Unreal Tournament 3 delivers unparalleled game quality that gamers have come to know and expect from Epic Games. We are reaching an audience of gaming enthusiasts who play the game as well as learn to design and mod with our deep set of tools.”

Both iD Tech Camps and the iD Gaming Academy use Unreal Tournament 3 in their curriculum as well as getting some playtime in during NVIDIA-hosted Gaming Tournaments. Students will be taught to use the engine to add new levels, mod skins and replace characters to customize game play. Eventually they should be able to create personalized 3D video games with 3D environments and levels using the advanced special effects available with the UT3 engine.

As a student in a video game design program, this sounds like a lot more fun than the courses I’ve taken. Wish they’d had stuff like this when I was a kid. Where do I sign up?

Anyone interested can sign up at www.internalDrive.com

via Press Release

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6 Comments on Unreal Tournament 3 Goes to Camp

da soc

On January 3, 2008 at 5:24 pm

I went to one of these camps last year, and the games are only used in one class.

The “modding” class.

Last year they used Battlefield 2, and all they did was learn how to use the map maker. That’s it.

And then they held 1 tournament.

Monte

On January 3, 2008 at 6:49 pm

It looks like Unreal Tournament 3 is being used in iD Tech Camps Game Modding 2 class. The Unreal Engine is being used at the iD Gaming Academy and in the 3D Game Design 2 course at iD Tech Camps. From looking at the website, it seems pretty cool. I also saw that they have a new program called Ultimate Gaming Weekends where we can compete in gaming tournamets featuring Unreal Tournament 3. I have a family member that went to the camp last year and they loved it. I’m looking forward to it this year.

remon

On January 3, 2008 at 6:52 pm

:smile: :smile: :smile: :wink: :wink: :grin: :cool: :arrow:

Phil Migrowen

On January 4, 2008 at 4:41 pm

Opportunistic politicians will have a “field day” with this. Here you have a camp for children as young as seven years old playing and designing an M-rated game.

Iku Tri

On January 5, 2008 at 9:05 am

Actually I know people who went there. Theres an age requirement and I think you need parental permission if too young.

Chris

On August 2, 2008 at 3:21 pm

I went there a month ago and Unreal Tournament 3 was used in game design 2 and modding 2, the little kids below 13 were not allowed to play any games rated M or and rated T without parental permission. Each age group had their own tournament of different games. There was a local game of UT3 which i won, then an online, which i also won, so we had more than one tournament and we also played a bunch of non-tournament style games like CoD4.(I got to commander in the 2 weeks and weekend i was there, i also am eligible to go to Cali for a big UT3 tourney with the pros! :mrgreen: the whole thing was a blast and i would gladly recommend going to id tech camps if you get the chance.