Thursday, April 24, 2008

Dr Dobbs Game Challenge - Win Cash!

Dr Dobbs Magazine has teamed up with Microsoft for a game programming competition. You modify a game they give you (using a trial version of Visual Studio 2008), and stand a chance of winning part of a $10,000 cash prize pool.

Even if you don't win, this kind of stuff is great on your resume and good for your brain. It shows that you're eager and competent, and gives you a demo you can show to people.

It's likely C# based, which isn't what I'd generally recommend focusing on, but it's a useful language to know.

Friday, April 11, 2008

List of UI systems for games

Here's a list of third party UI systems for use in games.

Commercial Systems
Open Source
  • CEGUI (Crazy Eddie's GUI) (Free and can likely be easily ported to console)

Am I missing any? Post the name and I'll add it to the list (and not publish the post, to keep the page cleaner).