Mostly asking for advice here from those in the know, but I recently had a phone interview with a reputable studio, and they'd like code samples. Now, what's the best thing to submit for a code sample? Are they looking for a finished demo, or just a short snippet of clean code?
Most of the code I've written in the past has either been based on book samples, school assignments, or is already copyrighted, so I don't have a full demo ready to go. I can probably throw together a small complete game in a night, like a Breakout or Tetris clone easy, but I'm not sure how impressive that is. I think the most impressive stuff I've done so far were assignments based on samples of AI flocking and physics ballistics, but I'm not sure how "cool" that really is.
Just kinda looking for a direction to go considering I'm having a severe mental block and would like to submit them some sample code fairly quickly.