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Re: [vox] "Basic Video Game Development" presentation
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Re: [vox] "Basic Video Game Development" presentation

Fun Presentation Bill. Thanks for providing us with a presentation that
was entertaining, enjoyable, informative, and interresting.

Good Stuff!


Bill Kendrick said:
> I was invited to speak at my alma matter, Sonoma State University, during
> their weekly Computer Science Colloquium presentations.
> I did my talk this afternoon, and the topic was "Basic Video Game
> Development."
> Using SDL I showed the attendees the basics of dealing with events, things
> to think about when developing games, and why "classic" style games are
> a good place to start, and why there's till pertinent today (mostly
> because
> they're fun, but they're also the perfect style for cellphones and PDAs
> ;^) )
> I've placed my slides up on the LUGOD website (I hope noone minds; I've
> put
> other slides/handouts from talks I've done at other LUGs up there, and
> I figured it wasn't too off-topic, as I'm using LGPL'd libraries available
> for Linux ;^) )
> Anyway, the slides are online (in both the original OpenOffice.org 1.0
> format,
> as well as in PDF format, exported by OOo 1.1 beta 2).
> There was also a very simple game that I used to demonstrate (chicken
> crossing the road game; think 'Frogger,' but different).  The source and
> data (graphics/sounds) are available in both .tar.gz and .zip format.
> (The source is also there in plaintext, for perusing in a browser.)
>   http://www.lugod.org/presentations/ssu-game-talk/
> Enjoy!  I had a great time doing the talk.  Now I'm late for an
> appointment
> in Roseville! :^(
> -bill!
> --
> bill@newbreedsoftware.com                           Got kids?  Get Tux
> Paint!
> http://newbreedsoftware.com/bill/
> http://newbreedsoftware.com/tuxpaint/
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