ICS 491: Artificial Intelligence for Games, will hold its final project Game AI Shootout where 4 teams of 6 tanks each will battle it out in several 15 minute games of Capture-the-Flag in a randomly generated virtual world. All are welcome to come watch the competition on the classroom projection big-screen. Teams will also give brief descriptions of the AI improvements that their teams implemented.
Date: Thu Dec 8
Time: noon-1:15
Location: POST 126
On Tuesday Oct 25, 9am in Bilger 152, Henk Rogers, a local video game pioneer, will give a presentation to ICS 101 about the "Future of Computer Games".
The solution to assignment #1 is now posted to Laulima's Resources section. Also assignment #3 specs are now posted under Assignments.
I persuaded Peter Justeon of Tetris Online, Inc. to give a talk at UH that should be of interest to most of you:

How to Break into the Games Industry
by Peter Justeon, Tetris Online, Inc.
Sept. 27 6:30-7:30p.m. Bilger 152

Want to work in video games, but don't know how to start? The Honolulu chapter of the International Game Developers Association is giving a presentation on how you can get a job making video games. Attendees of all skill levels will leave knowing how professional developers actually make games and what practical work they can do right now to break into the industry. Topics covered will include game development process, teamwork, applying for jobs, and industry-standard tools that you can start using today. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

About IGDA Honolulu
IGDA Honolulu is the local chapter of the International Game Developer's Association. Our mission is to unite the game development community in Hawaii and serve the community's needs. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to receive regular updates. For more information about the IGDA, visit
I just found out that the ICS Office forgot to order the textbook for this class, so it is not available in the UH bookstore. At this point, your best bet is to order it from or If not being able to buy from the bookstore will be problematic for you (e.g., you have some sort of scholarship that requires you to buy textbooks from the bookstore), let me know and I will figure something out. In the meantime, the ICS Office has offered to photocopy parts of the textbook for you to use until you receive your own book. Send me email if you need thi
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