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    Games on data structures and algorithm concepts


    Hi guys,
    I was given a task of developing a game which illustrates the concepts of data structures and algorithm to the year 1 CS students of my university. Anyone has any suggestions on this one (for eg. any similar games or reference materials which I can take a look at)? Thanks in advance.
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    IMO sorting algorithms would be a great place to start. Different methods of which you can manipulate (x, y) coordinates, a heat seeking missile perhaps would be interesting? Data structures are fun. You could give a basic game design plan (main while loop, the main update method, ect) and how it all ties together. How you might calculate damage for a given weapon, or how to check if a line is full in a tetris-style game would be cool. Games are meant to be fun, so keep it interesting and somewhat simple. Good Luck =D
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    Originally Posted by tagmanadvance
    IMO sorting algorithms would be a great place to start. Different methods of which you can manipulate (x, y) coordinates, a heat seeking missile perhaps would be interesting? Data structures are fun. You could give a basic game design plan (main while loop, the main update method, ect) and how it all ties together. How you might calculate damage for a given weapon, or how to check if a line is full in a tetris-style game would be cool. Games are meant to be fun, so keep it interesting and somewhat simple. Good Luck =D
    Thanks for the advice. Really appreciate it.

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