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GameCamp 2007

Rohit Crasta, 17, of Long Island, N.Y., pitches his self-designed video game “Mushin no Shin” at GameCamp, held this week at Nicholls State University for young people who want to learn to develop video games. Crasta, a high-school senior, said he wanted to connect with people in the industry before applying for college.

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“This was the first time I heard from someone in the industry. My high-school guidance counselor can only tell me so much,” he said.

Designed for students ages 10 and older, the camp teaches students about the game development process, industry standard software, game design, programming, art and production. They learn all about the gaming industry, including how to get the necessary training in college and even how to find a job in the business. They wrapped up the camp by presenting their game designs to industry professionals for evaluation and advice.

Contact: Renee Piper
(985) 448-4143

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