Programming Projects

Ant Simulation

Production Date:
February 2010
Programming Language:
Java
Description:
This is a computer science curriculum I developed as part of my thesis. It simulates ants foraging for food. Students are given a simple interface to use to tell the ants how to interact with the world.

This allows students to learn the benefits of object oriented techniques in an engaging way.

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Ray Tracer

Production Date:
Winter 2008
Programming Language:
Java
Description:
This is a ray tracer I created that does spheres, planes and bezier patches. It does recursive ray casting with refraction and reflection and also uses the phong light shading model.
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GauntNet

Production Date:
Spring 2007 - Present
Programming Language:
Java
Description:
GauntNet is a multiplayer tower defense game where all players play on the same board. The game supports up to 8 players and is typically played over a LAN.

Please go to GauntNet's own site for more info.
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Vectoron

Production Date:
Fall 2007
Programming Language:
Java
Description:
This is a 2D sidescrolling shooter game written in Java. It was created in about 1 month during a game design class at Washington State University Vancouver. It utilizes the Java Instructional Gaming Engine which takes care of the graphics backend and sound backend.

The game has both a single player and 2 Player Coop Mode where you battle through a full level with a boss and acquire power-ups similar to the old school gradius games.

Collision Detection can be done between any two convex polygons and for faster collision detection, the Line Sweep model is used.
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