The mere mention of the phrase ‘summer camp’ likely brings to mind images of nature trails, arts and crafts, and maybe a canoe thrown in for good measure.
Leave it to Full Sail to break stereotypes in more ways than one with the first Girls n’ Gaming summer camp, a program that not only challenges the typical perception of summer camp by showing kids the process of making video games, but also aims to connect girls to a typically male-dominated industry.
The week of events, held primarily in the newly opened Full Sail Studios, gave the young visitors a chance to take part in a compressed version of the production cycle used by major gaming studios. At the end of the game development process, the participants were able to walk away with their very own created, playable game. Which is quite honestly a lot cooler than a painted pine cone.