Xbox Game Studios Game Camp
We would like to thank our staff, contributors, speakers, mentors and partners in and outside of New Orleans for their hard work and support of Xbox Game Camp New Orleans powered by Unity. The Game Camp partners strive to ensure you aspiring game developers can successfully pursue your dreams and get connected into the industry. But the health, safety and wellbeing of our future game campers and all personnel always come first. With the current situation relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we, the organizers, have decided to pause Game Camp until further notice.
Rest assured that Game Camp will happen! We can’t wait to see what ideas you have and be there to help you realize them. Please check back regularly for updates.
The Game Camp team
Frequently asked questions
XGS Game Camp powered by Unity is a five-month hackathon to provide aspiring game creators with the opportunity to realize their potential and become part of the games industry. During the five months teams work closely with staff from Xbox and Unity to produce digital entertainment software for PC, Android, iOS or Xbox One.
We monitor the situation carefully and closely. Your and our team members’ health, safety and wellbeing are the main priorities. Once we have a date, we will announce it on this web site and through email. Also, if you are a student, check with your school/university’s website.
Yes. You need to be 18 years or older by April 21st in order to participate.
No, but we do require that you reside in the state of Louisiana. In fact, we expect plenty of the work you will do to be outside of the New Orleans studio we are setting up for the camp. This studio will function as a main hub for the teams to meet up, share the work and plan their project.
If you have aspirations beyond ‘just’ playing games and believe you have a talent, big or small, in storytelling, game design, art (3D, 2D, pixel), software engineering, audio and music or leadership then this is for you! It’s worth mentioning that there is a big difference between loving to play games and actually producing interactive entertainment. It’s important for you to ask yourself where you stand before you apply for Game Camp.
You own the rights to the game you produce, and Microsoft will not restrict you in publishing or commercializing your work.