Congratulations to CS Game Creators
CS students declared victory at the fall Game Creators' Challenge. The Game Creators' Challenge held on October 29 at McCutcheon Hall was hosted by the ITaP/Purdue Libraries Digital Learning Collaboratory (DLC). Over 300 gamers showed up to play video games created by student competitors and vote for the best. Prizes included a 19" flat panel monitor, a 20-gig iPod, and an Xbox.
CS freshman Kevin Nuest took home first place with his Perfecting Purdue game. Originally a six level game, Kevin whittled two levels due to timing constrictions. The six planned levels were Amelia Earhart, Gus Grissom, Neil Armstrong, John Purdue, Women's Basketball National Championship, and Football Rose Bowl. Kevin's game is appropriately named Perfecting Purdue since the alumni represented in the game perfectly represent Purdue's preeminence.
Second place in the Game Creators' Challenge went to Nate Logan (CS sophomore) and Aaron Link (CS freshman) for Squirrel Squadron. The squirrels have run amok and they are super intelligent beings with super-squirrel strength. It is the player's task to build a remote control aircraft to halt the rodents' campus-domination. Players compete against other airplane clubs and their accomplishments are rewarded with dining dollars.
Fourth place went to CS freshmen Jeff Blenman, Jason Akers, and David Burkett for PAL (Purdue Air Link). In this game, players act as Network Administrators newly hired to set up a wireless network for the university. PAL players have to stay within grant budgets, keep the network safe from hackers, and protect the system from failure during high traffic time of bandwidth consuming students and blogging English teachers.