Game Tech and Research Simulation Platforms

by PJ Cignarella on April 13, 2021

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BPM Game Tech1

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THE TALK
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What happens at the nexus between games, simulation, and robotics?
Simulation Platforms are program suites that use video game technology to create virtual research environments. You can think of them as zero-person video games with extremely elaborate leaderboards.
ThreeDWorld (TDW), an IBM-MIT project, is among the most sophisticated simulation platforms, utilizing Unity’s physics and rendering technologies to support a wide range of virtual experiments.
Seth, the lead developer of TDW, will describe simulation platforms and their strengths in general, TDW specifically, and then give an overview of TDW’s most recent addition: a robotics platform that can simulate physics-based movement and arm articulation to solve complex tasks.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER
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Seth Alter is the lead developer of ThreeDWorld. Formerly, he was an indie game developer, probably best known for Neocolonialism and No Pineapple Left Behind. His personal work, which includes games, writing, and code repositories, can be found at https://subalterngames.com. Follow him on twitter at @SubalternGames
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DEMO SIGNUPS
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Want to show off a project you or your team have been working on? Submit it here to demo it for the group! https://forms.gle/QJgq6PvTpTVVh8co6Logistics:

Tuesday, April 13th

7:00 pm-9:00 pm
ONLINE via Discord

Just follow this Discord Link!

https://discord.gg/vZPcmj4zaf

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by PJ Cignarella on March 1, 2021

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BPM 9

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DESCRIPTION
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How do you know if a prototype is worth finishing? When is the right time to start polishing? Why is making a platformer a bad idea? Roh will explore these questions and more as he shares 9 different lessons from making Nine, the indie roguelike about a cat who has nine lives to save the moon.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER
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Rohit Crasta is a Technical Game Designer who has worked at studios such as Sneaky Games, Demiurge Studios, Funkitron, and GameCo. In his free time he loves to tinker, participating in game jams and making dozens of rapid prototypes. In 2020 he pitched Nine to RIT MAGIC and was accepted into their Community Incubator program. Nine is on track to launch this summer!
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DEMO SIGNUPS
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Want to show off a project you or your team have been working on? Apply here to demo it for the group! https://forms.gle/ubmbr9F8ZT29JcDx9

 

Logistics:

Tuesday, March 2st

7:00 pm-9:00 pm
ONLINE via Discord

Just follow this Discord Link!

https://discord.gg/vZPcmj4zaf

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