Design your own game at the NSLC on Game Design.

Why play a game when you can create it? At the NSLC on Game Design, learn how to turn your love for gaming into a career. Immerse yourself in a world of 3D characters, animation, sound effects, programming and game design while you create a new video or mobile game. During the program you will learn the mechanics of game creation, including scripting, level development, lighting, sound effects and programming while using leading industry software.

Program Highlights

Design your own video or mobile game
Collaborate with a creative team to develop and market your game.

Learn cutting-edge technologies
Explore current and emerging gaming technologies and software.

Meet gaming professionals
Learn from gaming industry professionals, programmers and professors.

Hands-On Simulations

Your NSLC on Game Design program will include hands-on workshops and lectures.

Topics include:

  • Game Mechanics
  • System Thinking & Design
  • Unity 3d c#
  • Level Development
  • Sound Effects & Lighting
  • Prototyping

Exclusive Guest Speakers

While at the NSLC’s high school summer game design program, you will meet with and learn from industry leaders, programmers and professors. Guest speakers may include:

Game Designers/Developers

Industry Leaders


Artists and Illustrators

Animation Engineers

Game Testers

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

University of Washington

Amazon Game Studios | Big Fish Games | Escape Room | Museum of Pop Culture | Pike Place Market | Space Needle

Leadership Training

At the heart of the NSLC is a leadership curriculum designed to build concrete leadership skills that will help you succeed. Interactive lectures and small-group workshops will give you an opportunity to build upon your strengths and minimize your weaknesses.

Leadership topics tailored to the Game Design program include:

  • Personality Styles and Group Dynamics
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Negotiation
  • Public Speaking
  • Intrapersonal Communication


Program tuition includes housing, all on-campus meals, course materials, academic expenses, and activities. Tuition also includes chartered, air-conditioned motor coaches for off-campus briefings and tours. Note: Students are responsible for the cost of travel to and from the program as well as individual spending money for souvenirs, laundry, and a few off-campus meals during fields trips and tours.

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Location Tuition
Seattle $3,295