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Hackforge Summer Games Resource List

August 17, 2013

by admin in Games

Here are some of the resources shared on Saturday’s launch of the Hackforge Summer Games contest. Share yours in the comments! 

Randy McGall’s List

Anthony Garreffa’s Game Loop Presentation & Materials

Doug Sartori’s Presentation & Code

HTML5 Game Development Resources by Jeff Szusz

Choosing an Engine

Other Resources

Popular Engines

Other resources 

Video game engines for young people ages 8 and up

Sell your game

Game Art Resources

Big thanks to Jessica Lowe and her computer science class in California for recommending this resource

Interested in sound, light, night and art?

August 15, 2013

by admin in Uncategorized

Those interested in art, sound and light might be interested in this opportunity to collaborate in a project from the Incubator Art Lab:

From today’s Daily News article from the University of Windsor

Jennifer Willet, a professor in the School for Arts and Creative Innovation, wants people to march in the Eco Nuit parade on October 5. The parade is part of the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, an annual sunset-to-sunrise celebration of contemporary art.

In collaboration with the Ontario Science Centre’s !dea Gallery, the procession will be a parade of “local nocturnal ecology” that will “illuminate and reveal a menagerie of living organisms via digital media and phosphorescence,” according to Dr. Willet, who specializes in bio-art, and is director of the University’s Incubator lab.

Interested artists can make glow-in-the-dark costumes, and devices that emit sound and light.  Marchers eager to join the parade will be given masks, streamers, noisemakers, and take-home lab experiments, Willet said.

The deadline for proposals is August 20th.

Hackforge Summer Games

August 7, 2013

by admin in News

Ever wanted to create your own game?

Take the opportunity to learn more about game development, and mix it with a bit of friendly competition!


This two-week event will be comprised of teams going head to head to create games on various platforms, from vintage computers to modern mobile devices.


Entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges, with awards being made in a variety of categories.


Event Kickoff: Saturday August 17th @ 9:00 am

Morning Agenda

Learn more about the competition and meet prospective teammates.

Initial orientation and Presentations

9:00 – Kickoff

9:30 – Randy McCall on “The MDA theory of game design”

10:30 – Anthony Garrafa on the game loop

11:30 – Doug Sartori on “AI for zero-sum games”

12:30 – Jeff Szusz live demo of a JavaScript game engine


Afternoon Developer Workshop

Learn more about specific technologies and techniques being used to develop games.

Members of the Hackforge’s volunteer developer community will be available to provide guidance to participating teams.


All are welcome!

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