Tuesday, January 24, 2006

maths simulations, game maker

tony forster's a great game maker programmer IMHO - go to this link and see the images of the various maths simulations he has programmed in game maker.

over the holidays he demonstrated the genetics simulation to me and roland and the AI effects he has in there are great

seriously he's just about written a whole maths curriculum in game maker on his own - but he just rolls it out in this off hand modest manner as though he hasn't done anything impressive - he's so laid back, it's annoying!! - so I'm trying to sell it for him a little bit

2 Comments:

Anonymous Darren Kuropatwa said...

I have a growing interest in educational gaming -- thanks for the link Bill!!

4:11 AM  
Blogger Bill Kerr said...

hi darren,

I notice some of your student mentioning the sokoban game in their blogs - educational game making is currently my main focus at school - saw, from your recent blog entry , that you had found the GM resources on my website.

I have tried to promote the idea amongst maths teachers (tony has shown that you can cover a lot of the maths curriculum using game maker). So far the main response has been, "our curriculum is full, we don't have time to add in game programming!" (a sad truism)

I am a member of a game making cluster in australia, we won a grant to to promote game making for the purposes of learning maths, programming and design.

this might interest you too - marc prensky is writing a game called the Algebrots - the idea is beat the game, pass the course - link points to promotional material

9:13 AM  

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