Students in our game programming class (CITA 210) have created a new video game for Android phones. Adolfo Rico Motis, Corneliu Illisescu, and Carlos Rodriguez Flick prototyped “Okho” while taking CITA 210 in Fall 2010. They continued development and finally released it to the Android Market in early September 2011.
“Okho,” which means box in Russian, is inspired by Tetris, except squares come to you from four directions. The game is free, but uses paid advertisements for income.
The game can be downloaded here: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.gaidde.okho
The game programming class teaches students how to design, prototype and test computer games using a scripting language. This class is part of our new Computing in the Arts (CITA) major. The CITA major is designed to offer students an interdisciplinary experience in computer science and the arts.
For more information on the “Okho” development experience, see: http://news.cofc.edu/2011/09/20/students-create-android-gaming-app/