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August Programming Retreat Highlights

Pete Lyons

In August we had generative artists, game developers, VR developers, data scientists, and programmers here working on their projects. This retreat was 3 weeks during the peak of the summer season.

They worked on their games and projects, collaborated with each other, and enjoyed some time to rest and reset after a stressful year.

This game is written in a custom LISP programming language and compiles through Haxe to several target languages and platforms. It’s a habit tracker that fosters healthy habits with gamification by rewarding completed tasks with a new piece of the puzzle to solve.

Nat Demoing a Puzzle/Habit Game

This game is written in a custom LISP programming language and compiles through Haxe to several target languages and platforms. It’s a habit tracker that fosters healthy habits with gamification by rewarding completed tasks with a new piece of the puzzle to solve.

Nat demoing the habit puzzle game

Rachel’s Interactive Generative Art

Rachel makes generative art that responds to inputs from the mouse, keyboard, and even microphone! Each piece is entirely unique and cannot be recreated once it’s gone.

Rachel's heart piece

Rachel showing an interactive art piece

Hive Mind Game Play Testing

Steven is developing a game based on the concept of a hive mind that has a very unique user interface seeing through multiple sets of eyes at the same time. Here Justin is doing a play test with no special instructions.

Play testing the hive mind game

Jamming in the music room

Folks running through some tunes in the music room.

Folks jamming in the music room

AC Explains his game engine’s AI

AC is working on a sophisticated simulation game with AI models for language, social interactions, memory, and feelings.

AC game demo

Relaxing with some big puzzles

Group working on a tabletop puzzle

Open Mic Night

FRC was represented at the local open mic night with original music and poetry.

Dain sings at Malone open mic

Group Photo

Group photo