Penn State University Press ReleasePHILADELPHIA, MAY 29, 2003 - VideoGame.Net and Penn State University announced today the VideoGame Summer Experience. Conceived by Ed Fleming, President and Founder of VideoGame.Net, the program is an educational and entertaining summer camp designed to provide participants an overview of the process in designing a videogame. Gamers will get first-hand experience with the techniques and tools needed to develop videogames. The VideoGame Summer Experience will expose gamers to Flash, Photoshop and other software for designing web-based games. "The VideoGame Summer Experience is an all new concept for videogame players to participate in. The program provides gamers with a two week overview of game design," said Ed Fleming. "Once a gamer concludes the Summer Experience they will have had the opportunity to develop a videogame and have it available for play on the Internet via the VideoGame.Net website." Penn State Great Valley will offer the VideoGame Summer Experience three times throughout the summer of 2003: * July 7 through July 18 * July 21 through August 1 * August 4 through August 15 However, once a gamer completes the program, the fun is not over. The VideoGame.Net website extends the two-week Summer Experience by featuring some truly unique web services for the inspiring game developers. Participants in the VideoGame Summer Experience will have their game posted online for anyone on the Internet to play. They will also have continued access to templates, program guides, an online community center, and an Artificial Intelligence Robot System designed to answer game development questions through VideoGame.Net. In addition to providing game development services, the VideoGame.Net website also provides gaming enthusiasts with scavenger hunts and contests, daily news, discussion boards, and a huge database of information featuring information on over 10,000 videogames. "The capabilities of this website enables us to create a unique interactive experiences for gamers," stated Fleming. "The Summer Experience, both in the classroom and on the web, breaks new ground in education and fun for gamers." Penn State Great Valley will host VideoGame Summer Experience open houses on Monday, June 2, and Wednesday, June 18, both starting at 6:30 pm. Additional information can also be obtained by calling Penn State Great Valley at 610-648-3273, or clicking to either www.gv.psu.edu/ce/youth or www.videogame.net.