LISBON 10-12
APRIL 2014
LISBON 10-12
APRIL 2014

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Talks > Ruby ? Game development! Long lasting relationship?

Status

This talk has been approved for this year's edition. Check the calendar for more information.

Language

English

Abstract

Knowing my game development fascination and passion one would immediately assume that being a Software Engineer I'd go for game programming... well I didn't and sometimes I regret that.

Trying to compensate for that and being a Ruby developer I tried to understand if this would be a viable language for game development, after all Ruby is C under the hood... right?

This talk will take you on a journey of discovery and madness while we develop a game during this session whilst showing what Ruby is capable of on this front.

Proposal date

2013-12-11 13:41:09

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Felipe de Souza Schmitt
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+ José Pedro Dias. Airosa, can you please tell us a little bit more about it on the abstract, so people become more eager to up vote this talk!! :)

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José P. Airosa
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+ Felipe de Souza Schmitt, I surely can! :)

So I basically want to talk about Gosu (http://rubygems.org/gems/gosu) and with that, how you can use it to tap into OpenGL for simple game development.

The main idea is to show that it's possible to develop an old school game with the help of this gem and some OpenGL basic understanding.

The bottom line of this talk is to assess if game development is a reality or dream for Ruby :)

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David Amador
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Voted up because being a game developer myself I always thought Codebits should have more gamedev talks.

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José Lucas Lemos Mendonça
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Totally eager to see if it´s a good choice to program a game in Ruby

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Rafael Albuquerque
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A must-attend talk.

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Filipe Lopes
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Even though I'm still starting to learn ruby, I am eager to find out the possibilities that it can achieve. I'm wondering about what kind of 'old school' game you are programming (I understand it isn't that relevant, but I'm curious).

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José Pedro Dias
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All about game dev.

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José Pedro Dias
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(I mean, Codebits would benefit from more of these)

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Lino Silva
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Having fiddled a bit with OpenGL, I'm curious of how this will turn up to be. :)

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Pedro Carmona
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Really expecting these one. Thx

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Hélder Alexandre dos Santos Moreira
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Develop a game? Count me in!

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Rui Grandão Rocha
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As an entusiast over game programming and a lurker in the world of dynamic languages this is a talk i would really like to see happening.

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Jorge Cavaco
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Count me in!!

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Joao Silva Aguiar
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i'm in :)

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João Pina
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Live code talking?

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José P. Airosa
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+ João Pina, yes, that will be the main idea. I'm apologist of a more interactive talk :)

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Pedro dos Santos Figueiredo Dias Carneiro
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Oh, it's the first game dev talk I see here! Even more, written in ruby.

Seems very interesting. Thumb up :D

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Pedro Brito
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Up! Because game development is always interesting and fun to dig into!

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José P. Airosa
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Thank you to everyone that voted for the talk.

Looking forward to sharing this experience with all of you.

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Patrícia Reis
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I'm in! :)

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Pedro Costa
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Computer says no...

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Pedro Costa
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Computer says no...

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Alberto Manuel da Silva Gomes
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I don't have interest. Sorry.

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Miao Sun
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Interesting, upvoted!

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Rúben Aguiar
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I have a dream that one day I will be able to make a game on Ruby. Codebits gonna make it happen :D

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Luís Miranda
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Looks interesting.

I'm currently preparing sessions to teach children how to code, in a local Coderdojo. Do you think that Ruby / Gosu can be used as a tool to teach game development to young people (already familiar with programming), with ages between 14 and 18 years?

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José P. Airosa
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+ Luís Miranda, Hi! Yes, I definitely think it's a great way to get them into programming. The only drawback would be the background needed to understand how games are made, specifically linear algebra. Without this understanding developing games can and will be quite frustrating instead of fun and educational.

If you're going to be attending codebits I can sit down with you and talk a bit more about your project and how you could introduce game development as an educational resource.

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Christian Guimarães
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Seems interesting. Take my upvote!

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