What is IRL Game Camp?

A comprehensive 5 day workshop for current high school students that digs into the world of video game design.

Unity Game Engine

We'll show you how to utilize one of the leading game engines out there to develop world-class games.

Game Theory

What actually makes a game? We will cover a number of topics to focus on answering the why of gaming.

A Finished Product

By the end of the 5 day camp, you'll have a complete game for your portfolio.

Registration is now closed for the 2017 camp.

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Meet the Team

Zach Abbott

Zach Abbott

Instructor

I'm a game designer from the south suburbs of Chicago. In the future, I hope to be a level/content designer for Blizzard Entertainment and/or other fantasy/sci-fi based AAA studios.

Sam Conklin

Sam Conklin

Instructor

I’m an Animation Major from the Chicago suburb of Western Springs. I look forward to a future in entertainment, whether that is storyboarding kids' shows, performing live songs, or producing my own films.

Ethan Ham

Ethan Ham

Camp Director

Ethan Ham has been teaching game and media development in higher education for the past eleven years. Prior to entering academia, Ethan worked in the computer game & media industry as a game designer, programmer, and producer.

Scott Cavanah

Scott Cavanah

Lecturer

Scott graduated from Iowa State University and then worked as assistant photographer in Des Moines, IA. He returned to school to earn his Master of Fine Arts in 2004 from Bradley University in Peoria, IL with a concentration in photography.

Tanya Melendez

Tanya Melendez

Administrative Director
Lorena Chica

Lorena Chica

Support Staff

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