Pairings for the final round have just been posted! Competing for first place will be Christoph and Ein-Euro-Jobber, who have both won all their games.
claymore & Randy
My name is David Young known as dayoung on IRC. I would be the other lucky Google Summer of Code student working on Hedgewars, in my case expanding Hedgewars AI!
In the upcoming months and after I will be expanding the Hedgwars AI weapon selection, movement abilities, utilities usage, and Lua integration.
Anyone who wants to see my GSoC proposal: http://goo.gl/Fr7Tu
My plan is to have milestone deliveries available for testing new AI features available every 2 to 3 weeks.
- Additional AI weapon support, offensive weapons
- Additional AI aiming and utility modifier weapons(extra dmg, etc)
- Additional AI movement and move related utilities
- Improved AI weapon selection, usage, and additional aerial strike weapons
- AI Lua integration
More AI related posts to follow in the coming weeks!
I am Richard Deurwaarder, or rather Xeli in-game and on IRC. I've been selected as one of the GSoC students and I will port Hedgewars to Android.
GSoC (Google Summer of Code) is a project organized by Google which allows 1000 students to participate in Open-Source projects. The actual period when I'll be coding is from May 24th to August 22th.
For those interested this was my proposal: http://goo.gl/Rn9K2
During May 24th and August 22th I'm hoping to achieve the following goals is this order:
- Getting a demo up and running (this will require the engine to be ported to the correct processor architecture and its dependencies with a small Android wrapper)
- Getting single player up and running (this will require a part of front end of Android to be implemented, specifically the controls in-game)
- Implementing additional features (think online multiplayer for example)
- Bug hunting
For the second and forth goal I'll need some beta testers, especially those of you with Android tablets: I will need your help.
You'll see some of these post coming up once there has been made some progress!
Third round pairings are up. I've had to kick a few more players unfortunately, but hopefully more people will get a game this round.
claymore & Randy
we can finally announce the selected applications from the Google Summer of Code 2011 program. We only had two slots so we had to discard many many really good applications; hopefully next year we will get more slots and more people will be able to participate!
Without further ado, let me present you
Richard "Xeli" Deurwaarder, mentored by nemo, will take care of the Android port
David "dayoung" Young, mentored by unC0Rr, will teach AI how to use the weapons
and they will soon™ write a full introduction on this blog as well as keep us updated with their progress, asking for community feedback! Quoting nemo here, "no pressure or anything, but success of our future participation is all on you"
Finally we want to formward our personal thank you to all the students that participated: without your contribution we could never have such a positive feeback! I hope you all had a great time in the channel and remember that you are welcome to stay with our community and to contribute to the project!
Good luck and let's hope for a positive and enriching summer!