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DkIT Team in Robocode Competition Success

10 March 2020

Team Talos from DkIT recently finished 2nd in the All-Ireland Robocode Challenge as part of Games Fleadh 2020 at the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) campus in Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Hundreds of software developers and game enthusiasts attended the daylong event that showcased the best of the third level game development community. Games Fleadh also allowed second and third level students explore possible careers in an industry worth €148.8 billion and learn more about the social conscience of the gaming world.

The team of first year students comprised of Jessica Savage, Katie Rice and Samuel Olajide. In this competition, each team had to implement a fighting robot using Java language to compete against other robots from various Universities and Colleges from across the island of Ireland. The graphical tanks need to be programmed to avoid being hit and be smart enough to move around an arena without any kind of manual control. All of their intelligence is part of a single Java file. Each RoboCode match normally lasts less than three minutes, until one robot tank is destroyed.

Games Fleadh 2020 Organiser and Game Design & Development Degree Lecturer at LIT Dr Liam Noonan said,

“Games Fleadh showcases the best of the third level game development community. It is also a unique opportunity for third level students to demonstrate their games to industry veterans and gain valuable feedback on their creations.”

In its 17th year, Ireland’s Games Fleadh brought together student software developers and game enthusiasts of all levels to participate in this popular one day LIT/Microsoft event. Congratulations to the team from DkIT and their mentor for their fantastic effort and success.

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