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3G Studios sponsors software licenses, funds scholarships for video game design summer camp



3glogo_90x90-8168558-74075833G Studios, a Reno-based video game developer, partnered with the Washoe County School District (WCSD) to sponsor and funds cholarships for 10 students to attend a video game design and computer programming class summer camp.  The WCSD Community Education summer camps featured three levels of classes taught by Susan Hernandez, which included Video Game Design I, Video Game Design II and Introduction to Computer Programming.

3G Studios purchased a 200-seat license from E-Line Media, the premium Gamestar Mechanic program- the premier program used in all levels of video game design. 3G studios also funded five scholarships to the VideoGame Design I and Video Game Design II classes and five scholarships to theIntroduction to Computer Programming classes. Students eligible for the scholarship were nominated by their teachers and received a certificate of completion from 3G Studios after the duration of the course.

“3G Studios is committed to giving back to our community and especially our students,” said Debbie Melahn, director of the WCSD Community Education program. “This is a program that enables our students to continue to hone their new skills, because the licenses enable them to work on their projects and create new ones throughout the school year. The students learned programming and game design skills along with creative problem solving, story writing, drawing, music, and group collaboration. These are skills our kids can use for the rest of their lives. Their enthusiasm was inspiring to watch—they didn’t want to leave at the end of the day!”

In addition to the sponsorships, 3G Studios Chief Creative Officer Ryan Cullins and Vice President of Sales & Business Development Larry Cr?po provided professional critiques of the student’s work and discussed real-world applications for their new skills.

“We’re continuously impressed each year with how quickly and eagerly the students develop the skills learned in a relatively short amount of time,” said Cullins. “Introducing game design at an earlier age opens up even more possibilities for how it will evolve, it’s exciting to see some students experience the process for the first time.”

For more information regarding the scholarship and license funding provided by 3G or interview requests with a 3G representative, contact Kerry Sutherland or Jill O’Driscoll, K.Sutherland PR (775) 762-3934, [email protected]

About 3G Studios

3G Studios, founded in 2006, has been on the leading edge of video game innovation, collaborating on one of the most sophisticated poker games to ever be released (Stacked with Daniel Negreanu) for MTV Networks, and releasing Brave Arms, the first first-person shooter game for Facebook. The company has sold millions of copies of console games including Rock Band for the Sony PS3 in collaboration with Harmonix and Jillian Michaels’ Fitness Ultimatum 2009 for the Nintendo Wii. 3G Studios licenses technology and software to Netflix, Hulu and IGT.

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