Students and Things of Old.
The World’s Premier Student Game Programming Competition involving Three Things is now ready for launching. We are going to have all the usual shenanigans with a Thing Auction next week (on Monday 28th at 2:15 in Wilberforce Lecture Theatre 2 since you asked) and more fun and games than you could shake a stick at. Even if you were a really good stick shaker.
If you want to enter (and you should) print out and fill in a registration form (which you can find here) and bring it to me along with your registration fee (which helps pay for the pizza). You can even suggest a thing which you might like to bid for on the registration form. Teams of up 4 can take part. Team members don't have to be Computer Science students, but they do have to be University of Hull students.
If you’ve never written a game before I’ll be doing a Rather Useful Seminar next week (on Wednesday 30th at 1:15 in Robert Blackburn Building LTD since you asked again) which will describe how to get started with game writing in C#. Don't worry if you are just learning to program. It turns out that spending a solid day working on a project is a very good way to build your skills. This is true whether or not you want to end up as a game developer.
We will start at 7:00 pm on the Friday night (1st November) and finish by 8:00 pm on Saturday evening (2nd November). So you can spend all day Sunday recovering. We even have some proper game developers coming along to join in the fun .
If you don't have a team, don't worry. We will be using the "Team-o-matic" to create teams for individuals who haven't got one. Just fill in a form for yourself and write "Team-o-matic" as the team name.