Monthly Archives: May 2014

Steve Leighton taught Python

Today another former student of Mr. Preble, Steve Leighton, came into the club and taught the Python programming language. Steve is a former student of United Technologies Center where he studied 3D and programming and is currently a student at the University of Maine – Orono campus and majoring in Computer Science. He came in and taught the club members…

OOP, yeah you know me

Today we started object oriented programming in the club.nbsp;nbsp; It’s a tough concept to grasp, but the members of the club are very smart and caught on quickly. Soon they will jumping into the Unreal game engine and going for their first certification attempt in C++!nbsp; #games #programming #pop #smart #highschool

Tyler Gordon taught Adobe Illustrator

Today we had another alumni coming in to teach! ┬áTyler Gordon took time out of his busy schedule to come in and teach the Maine Game Club members Adobe Illustrator. He gave them a crash course in Illustrator, first by teaching them how to make a basic, cartoony space man and then they were off to create vector based art…

2 Meetings, 2 Unselfish Acts

In the last 2 meetings the members of the Maine Game has done 2 unselfish acts: 1)decided on a non-profit to work with 2)did IT work around United Technologies Center. One of the primary components within the club from the beginning has been to work with an area non-profit. It provides a huge amount of advantages and exposure for the…

Our first past student taught the club!

James Cowin, a former student of Mr. Preble, came in and taught the club today! He talked about his experience at Southern New Hampshire University, what it’s like to make video games in a game jam, and what it was like making Drumroll Please! a game currently on Google Play. It was a great experience having him come in and…

A whole bunch of C++

We’re continuing to plug away in the Maine Game Club at programming through C++. Recently we covered, arrays, vectors, iterators, multidimensional arrays, multidimensional vectors, for loops, and a lot more. On top of that, each member has made 3+ games! Keep in mind that seniors are trying to wrap up their high school careers and juniors are doing their best…

We’re not trying to brag, but…

The club members did a test yesterday and these are the results: Everyone at yesterday’s meeting did the chapter tests in Chapters 1 through 8 in “An Introduction to Programming With C++” and they all passed! And it was at the end of the day when their brains were mush! If a given chapter takes 1 week to be covered…

Start of Week #2

Today is the first day of week number 2. As a whole, we’re covering programming in C++ and have already coded our first game! Members have made a console based number guessing game. Some members have incorporated points, and multiple rounds; others have made it so the game has options from the beginning to select difficulty levels. They’re all using…