Ahead of the Game

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  • Frozen Dungeon Saga

    You win! Laurentian University team conquers Sudbury Game Design Challenge

    by Erik White

    A team called Platypus Paradox has the high score and is the winner of the Sudbury Game Design Challenge.

    Posted: Feb 03, 2017 7:40 PM ET
    Last Updated: Feb 06, 2017 2:22 PM ET
  • Arctic Snowflake victory

    Ahead of the Game End screen: win or lose, it is game over after 48 hour coding marathon

    by Erik White

    After 48 hours of writing code, painting polar bears, recording screaming sounds, eating all manner of junk food, sleeping under desks and worrying about what bugs might pop up, there was nothing left to do at the end of the Sudbury Game Design Challenge but play video games.

    Posted: Jan 26, 2017 8:16 AM ET read comments audio
  • Joel Boucher

    Ahead of the Game It's been 24 hours, but is it a game yet?

    by Erik White

    The empty chip bags and pop cans laying around as the Sudbury Game Design Challenge hits the half way point suggest a lot of work has been done on 14 original northern Ontario video games.

    Posted: Jan 24, 2017 6:48 AM ET audio
  • Kaelan and Henri

    Ahead of the Game The Night Shift: game designers make most of 48 hours

    by Erik White

    With 12 hours gone, some teams at the Sudbury Game Design Challenge have a working video game. But others just have a collection of pictures and some code on a screen that's supposed to make them move.

    Posted: Jan 22, 2017 5:43 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jan 23, 2017 6:53 AM ET
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  • the birth of the Arctic Snowflake

    Ahead of the Game white.board (blank_screen): turning a title into a working video game

    by Erik White

    The clock is ticking and competitors at the Sudbury Game Design Challenge now have less than 48 hours to make a video game.

    Posted: Jan 19, 2017 11:20 AM ET audio
  • The night shift

    Photos Ahead of the Game: the introduction

    CBC Sudbury partnered with the Sudbury Game Design Challenge, where 14 teams had 48 hours to make a Northern Ontario flavoured video game. Here is some of what it looked like.

    Posted: Jan 15, 2017 10:19 AM ET
    Last Updated: Jan 17, 2017 12:39 PM ET
  • Lego block swap

    Ahead of the Game The name of the game: Video game design teams start with the title

    by Erik White

    The Sudbury Game Design Challenge is about making a video game from scratch in 48 hours. But it started with a different challenge.

    Posted: Jan 16, 2017 7:09 PM ET video audio
  • Ahead of the Game Part 1: The Name of the Game

    Monday January 16, 2017

    Video Ahead of the Game Part 1: The Name of the Game

    Competitors at the Sudbury Game Design Challenge have 48 hours to make a video game. And they have to start with the name. Well, they really start with Lego blocks

    Watch 1:01
  • Ahead of the Game - game design challenge

    Monday January 16, 2017

    Audio Ahead of the Game - game design challenge

    Ahead of the Game is a new CBC Sudbury series. This first instalment introduces you to the Sudbury Design challenge in which 14 teams were given 48 hours to make a video game with a Northern Ontario theme. We heard all about it from the CBC's Erik White.

    Listen 8:28
  • Backwater Spacestation

    Ahead of the Game Coders, artists, musicians converge on Sudbury Game Design Challenge

    They start with a title that has something to do with northern Ontario and have 48 hours to make a video game out of it. CBC Sudbury's new series Ahead of the Game brings you along for the ride, bit by byte.

    Posted: Jan 15, 2017 11:41 AM ET
    Last Updated: Jan 16, 2017 1:07 PM ET
  • Sudbury Game Design Challenge

    Friday January 06, 2017

    Audio Sudbury Game Design Challenge

    The Sudbury Game Design Challenge is coming up soon. The competition gives teams 48 hours to develop a brand new video game. Aaron Langille, one of the founders and organizers of the Sudbury Game Design Challenge joined us in studio with more details.

    Listen 6:41

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