Gamer Academy

Frequently asked questions

  1. Why should I enrol myself or my child into this program?

  • 2 Day Interactive Workshop
  • E-sports workshop – learn about game history and the future of gaming
  • Learn game art design
  • Learn how to pitch and present a game
  • Learn gaming fundamentals
  • Meet like-minded teens
  • Balance a healthy lifestyle in gaming
  • Talk to experts and gaming personalities
  • Pathways into a gaming career

What do I need to bring along to the program?

You will need to bring along:

1. Lunch each day

Please bring along a packed lunch for each day of the workshop. A snack of fruit and water will be provided throughout both days, however there are no facilities for lunch to be purchased at the venues. Due to dietary requirements and allergy monitoring the purchase of food is not feasible.

2. Your own Laptop and Charger

To get the most out of the workshop, you will need to bring along a laptop to use and work from. You will receive an email with all the information and a link with downloadable programs you will be using over the 2 days. Below are the systems that will be needed to support the software Operating System: Windows 7 SP1+, 8, 10, 64-bit versions only; macOS 10.12+ Processor (CPU): Intel i3/AMD equivalent or greater RAM: Minimum of 4GB. 8Gb or greater is recommended Graphics Card*: Needs to support DirectX 10 (shader model 4.0) Hard drive space: At least 30Gb free *Most graphic cards from the last 10 years will support DirectX 10. Most current laptops from the past three years with integrated graphics should also support Direct X 10.

What if I don’t have a laptop to bring?

For each workshop 2 ticket types will be release - one option for a 'bring your own device" and another option for a "Device provided" ticket. At this stage the Gamer Academy workshop only offers a limited number of provided computers at a first in best dressed ticket sale.

Why do I need to bring my own device?

Working from your own device allows you to feel more comfortable working with the program in the Gamer Academy workshop. You use your device daily and are familiar with it, this allows for faster learning and less pressure to learn an unfamiliar system on top of working with new programs.

By working at the Gamer Academy on your own device, you will be able to take your work and what you create home with you!

What is the best way to get to the venue of the program?

We base our workshops in community and easy to access venues both by driving and public transport! For more information about getting to each location please check out the Location page from the top menu bar.

I missed out on this program, Will there be more programs and dates?

Yes! We are always looking at more locations across Australia and more programs in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide each holidays! Enter your details on the form on our contact page, to be on the exclusive list to hear announcements first.