Three Thing Game November 2016!
Last updated on 11/17/2016 Print this page
Remember, remember the 5th of November (and the 4th) for
programming, 3 things, the lot. I see no reason why Game Jam season
should ever be forgot.
Yes, Three Thing Game fever was upon us again last weekend. We
had 15 teams of various sizes taking part ranging from our first
year to our Masters students.
For those not in the know, Three Thing Game is a programming
Game Jam run over (approximately) 24 hours. Teams of enthusiasts
(our students, as well as me and my ‘kind’) gather to challenge
themselves to create a game based on 3 random words that they will
be given. At the end of the 24 hours participants get to subject
their game to a thorough Judging against various criteria like:
adherence to the Things, how complete is your game, and how much
money you slip the judge discreetly.
This time round our words were provided by a magnificent
Wordometer, coded by one of our esteemed Jambassadors, Daniel
Masterson. Each team get 3 pulls of the one armed bandit, and can
'hold' on any of the words after each pull.
Over the years teams from all years of study have made some
great stuff, some of which has even been published in various app
stores. Apart from being great fun, it is also an
excellent opportunity for participants to put their skills in to
practice, to hone their craft. This is also one of those
‘extra-curricular’ activities that help to distinguish students in
the eyes of potential employers from the 300 other people that will
be graduating from here at the same time.
As usual there were some great games made and some casualties
with around 7 teams making it through to the end of the 24
Our top three teams were:
1st Place - Black Godzillas - Matei-Iulian Giurgiu, George
Ivanoiu, Cosmin Dragu, Alexander Rossa, George State
2nd Place - No Man's Game - Jordan Richardson, Neal Rama, Adam
Henning, Callum Coultish, Christopher Sapsed
3rd Place - Robots in Disguise - Adam Cadow, Sam Murphy, Matthew