Category Archives: Tommy Thompson

Posts by Dr Tommy Thompson, Programme Leader for Computer Games Programming.

The Challenges of Procedurally Generating In-Game Content

A recent article on my site discusses the challenges of using algorithms to create assets for games: typically known as Procedural Content Generation (PCG).  This is a problem that has received increased interest in the last five years due to … Continue reading

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CGP/CGMA at EGX Rezzed

This weekend is the EGX Rezzed game show running at the NEC in Birmingham.  On Saturday the 29th of March, a game jam, sponsored by games studio Creative Assembly, is being held on the show floor.  Teams are charged with … Continue reading

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AI and Games: What’s the Deal with Pac-Man?

As part of my teaching in the final year module Game Behaviour, I am prone to writing articles over on my own site www.t2thompson.com. During the opening weeks of the class, we talk about the challenges in modelling the game world in … Continue reading

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Student Project receives praise from Epic Games

‘S.S. Eternity‘, a game prototype being developed by a team of our final year students has caught the attention of the games industry prior to it’s completion. The team of final year CGP and CGMA students called Oarboar have built an … Continue reading

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Microsoft Sponors the Games @ Derby Expo

We’re preparing a big marketing push for the Games @ Derby Expo, running for the first time on 19th December on the Kedleston Road campus.  Formal updates on the work being conducted will be live soon.  In the meantime, we … Continue reading

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Games @ Derby

We’re currently putting together a lot of new imagery and marketing material in order to showcase the work being done in the Computer Games Programming and Computer Game Modelling and Animation degrees.  We started this off recently with a new … Continue reading

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Games on Display!

I’ve been asking a lot of the CGP students recently to talk about the games they’re working on.  We have a stack of games in development either to publish or as part of their studies and I’m slowly in the … Continue reading

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Computer Games Programming

As part of the pages within computing.derby.ac.uk, we will be posting a large amount of material developed by our students in the Computer Games Programming degree.  Our aim is to showcase not only what takes place in our lectures and … Continue reading

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