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Member Since 09 Oct 2011
Offline Last Active Aug 17 2012 07:52 AM

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Is there a framework or a simulator for implementing and profiling AI path finding algo...

10 July 2012 - 07:56 AM

Hi, I was wondering if there's a framework that you can use to test existing path finding algorithms and implement your own algorithms and have them measured for efficiency/see the returned paths.
I'm especially interested in something that can test multi-agent algorithms (for example multi-agent A* or Cooperative A*).

I'll try to be a bit clearer in case I was being to abstract.
such an application would require me to implement a certain interface for returning the list of nodes and maybe send events in order to display the progress of the algorithm interactively.
then the framework will be able to run my code, display the result (for example, show the path or display an animation of the moving units) and measure the time that it took the algorithm to run and how much memory it used.

Do you know of anything that might be similar to what I'm talking about?

Amit Ofer

studying game programming online

19 June 2012 - 04:45 AM

Hi, my name is Amit, I live in Israel.
I hold a 4 year Bsc degree in software engineering and currently work as a software engineer for a big international company (unrelated to games)
I want to eventually become a game developer. I started self studying all various aspects of game programming (design,graphics,AI, etc.).
I read a lot about breaking in to the industry and I know that the most important thing is to develop games myself, and I'm trying to do that.
Anyway I'm looking for a structured program for studying game programming online (there are a few topics that I think it might be better to learn from the pros, and I can use the structure)
can anyone recommend a good place to take courses in game programming online?
I looked at a few programs for Bsc. and they where really expensive and I don't need another Bsc. degree.
if there's a Msc. degree it would be nice but it doesn't have to be for the sake of a degree, whats important is the subjects taught and the quality of the courses.


trying to get a job in another country

11 December 2011 - 11:20 AM

Hi, I was wondering about the procedure of applying for a job in the game industry in another country.
I live in israel and there aren't any major game development companies here. I was thinking of trying my luck someday in the us or Canada (or possibly Europe).
My question is how do you start interviewing for a position in a different country? is it common to have interviews over skype or something like that? or do you actually have to stay for like a month in the country and try to get as much interviews as you can? also do you think game companies will hire someone from abroad? I mean why would they start messing with visa and stuff when they can hire someone local.

I want to hear your thoughts.


online game programming courses

19 November 2011 - 02:29 AM

Hi, my name is Amit I live in Israel and have graduated from university 5 months ago (I studied 4 years in the software engineering program).
I work as a professional Java programmer for a big company.
I started creating games as a hobby a few months ago and my current focus is on android games.
anyway I really want to expand my knowledge into bigger more complex games, so I thought about looking for a game development program.
I noticed that there are a lot universities and colleges in us that offers game development programs, even as A masters degree.
The only problem is that I live in Israel and also I work full time.
so what I'm looking for is a place that I can take game development courses online, I noticed that some colleges offer an online program.
If I can eventually make a MSc out of it would be great, but most importantly I'm looking for a structured program that will allow me to expand my knowledge in game programming (physics, engine architecture etc.)

Looking forward to hearing your recommendations.