- 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
Date: Thu Dec 8
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
- 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 igda.org.
- 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
Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com. 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
- For questions about BZFlag or other aspects of this
course, post it to Laulima.
Please help each other out by answering any questions where you
know the answer.
David N. Chin / Chin@Hawaii.Edu