Xamk Summer School of Gaming 2024

datum: 31.01.2024

kategorija: Novice

Dear partners and colleagues, Greetings from Finland!
Xamk is arranging a Summer School of Gaming (3 ECTS) on 5 – 9 August, 2023. We are delighted to invite your students to spend a week in the beautiful city of Kotka!

The summer school will focus on Essentials of Video Game Creation (3 ECTS) and will teach you how to create a video game by studying concept design and development. You will learn in practice how to develop a basic game concept, from an idea to a pitch, without needing to have a background of previous gaming studies. 

The classes will be held by gaming industry professionals:

    Dr. Jan Storgårds: with over 25 years of experience in the gaming industry, he is entrepreneur, Director of CADGI (Cambridge Academy of Games and Innovation) and CEO of Cambridge Gamechanger ltd. He has also experience working with start-ups and early-stage technology companies including video games studios. James Shepherd: CEO Cypherdelic Limited and Head of Studio at nDreams, who just recently published Ghostbusters VR. Double Bafta and Develop winning executive responsible for delivering multi-million selling products. He has been working for both Microsoft (creating the Xbox games community 'Upload' and the app 'Upload Studio') and Sony (delivering triple 'A' products including ‘Heavenly Sword’and ‘LittleBigPlanet’.

Why Summer School of Gaming in Finland?

    Learn from highly recognized instructors, who are seasoned experts in the gaming field. A mentoring session about work-related tips and gaming start-ups is also included in the programme. Gain 3 ECTS or more. Finnish summer is one-of-a-kind experience – spend 1 week in the bright summer of the happiest country in the world! 96 % of last year’s participants would recommend the Xamk Summer School of Gaming to their friends.

Language of instruction:  English


550€ for students from partner institutions 570€ for students from non-partner institutions The price includes tuition, study material, scheduled free time activities, insurance during the scheduled activities and study certificate for recognition of study credits. The price does not include accommodation, but pre-booking will be done for the enrolled summer school students in the Roomz (Roomz - accommodation hamina), ensuring the price of 190€/week.


The Summer School application will be carried out through a digital form: https://www.lyyti.in/summerschool2024. The application period will be open until May 19th 2024.

For more information, please see attached the Brochure of Summer School of Gaming, visit our website Summer School of Gaming - Xamk, or contact Ms Claudia Riva at  for further details.

Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this unforgettable experience! 

- Xamk, all for the future –


Kind regards,

 Anu Pirttimäki

Education Export Specialist

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences – Xamk

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