You'll work together with friends to recreate one of the most iconic video game experiences: level 1-1 from the first Super Mario Bros.
game! We'll be providing you with a simple, compact, and easy to
understand code base that'll allow you jump right into the action:
you'll get to code the player, enemy, and level graphics, user input,
physics, and animations (smashing blocks!). Teams will compete against
the clock to add as many features as possible, with the ultimate goal
of finishing a fully playable version of the first game level. Winners
will be considered for a full 1-year scholarship in the DIRO's
Computer Science Major!
When? November 7 (9:00am to 11:59pm) and November 8 (10:00am to 4:00pm). Prepare yourself for 2 days of fun and intense coding!
Where? Pavillon André-Aisenstadt, Université de Montréal main campus. See the Map
Who? 12 teams of 4 students from 3 different CEGEPs join for 2 days of intense coding.
Excellent coding experience for students of all levels. Learn how to code all the components of a
modern video game in a
simple and visual coding environment based on Java. We've prepared a
coding platform that hides all the ugly glue code needed to build a
game engine, leaving only the most fun problems for you to solve:
graphics, physics, animation, and user input.
Bring mathematics to life. Take all the simple math tricks you've
learned on paper, and combine them to create a fun, old-school gaming
experience. We'll walk you through the simple physics equations, and
how to implement them, to get Mario smashing blocks and stomping
Develop your teamwork skills. Learn to work effectively in a team.
Individually, you'll be able to solve a bunch of cool problems, but
it'll take an organized team effort to win the competition and have a
chance at a full 1-year scholarship! Learning to divide and conquer,
taking the strengths of each team member into account, will prepare
you for university and the workforce.
Win prizes! The members of best teams will be
eligible for 1-year scholarships at the DIRO, and everyone gets cool
swag and free food at the event.
Most importantly, come over to the DIRO to have fun! Spend a weekend
with like-minded students, make new friends, challenge yourself, and
get a glimpse of how computer science can be used to solve real
problems. Oh, and food and drinks are on us :)
PhD Student LIGUM, UdeM
Master Student LIGUM, UdeM
Assistant Professor LIGUM, UdeM
Professor LIBT, UdeM
Assistant Professor LISA, UdeM
Professor and Coordinator Bois-de-Boulogne
Coordinator Vanier College
Professor and Coordinator Maisonneuve
Project Manager Sciences Plus, UdeM
Master Student LIGUM, UdeM
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