Sunday, 26 August 2007

0708S1 DIT/2A10 Outing at Settler's Cafe

Here's a little semester-break treat for the 2A10 folks who went to Settler's Cafe couple of weeks ago - the group photo as promised!


Friday, 24 August 2007

2007 SGCC 30-hour Code-a-thon

Looks like Darren got to posting this in the comments before I did, but here's the news anyway.

The Code-a-thon is coming again and it's MUCH bigger this year, with the chance of winning up to S$6,000 in cash prizes!

For Code-a-thon 2007 You are to programme a game tech demo (and bring your artist friends along) in XNA, over 30-hours. If you choose to do the code-a-thon at Suntec City (this year's venue), you are allowed to bring only your notebooks. If not, you can come to Suntec on the 4th Sep to register in the morning and proceed to code at your own venue (i.e. home) and then return on the 5th Sep for the competition submission (after taking your shower).

Go ahead and register online NOW

You'll need to form a group of 5 programmers/artists, so if you're interested, please let me know! Send me an email at with your member's details.

Sunday, 19 August 2007

Is XNA the way to go (for developing games)?

This CoDe (Component Developer's) Magazine article gives the most unbiased and fair coverage of opinions of the future and use of XNA.

If you're wondering (like me) if XNA is the way to go for developing games, and if it really is a good investment (to learn and code in), do check it out!

Thursday, 16 August 2007

DirectX Tutorial

While looking around for (possibly) a new text for the DirectX related modules, I came across this wonderful site. This is by far, the most comprehensive, or at least more readable than Wendy Jones', site.

Next killer-app for the mobile platform

Most of you will be taking your Mobile Game Development module next semester. Here's an article that should inspire, or if not simply inform, you about making ground breaking mobile games.

Saturday, 4 August 2007

PSP for Educational Institutes

If this report on MCV bears any truth, the PSP's we see in the labs could be used in more constructive ways than they are currently. :)

So You Wanna Be a Computer Game Programmer?

The recent article, 'A Programmer Applicant’s Checklist' on Game is a good read and gives good hints on what companies are looking for in a Programming candidate.

Coding standards! :)