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Speccy Jam 2014 Postmortem
Sep 8, 2014
As I said in a previous post, in these days me and my colleague at Noctua were working in the SpeccyJam 2014. The goal of the jam/competition is to make a game with the same look and feel of an original ZX Spectrum game. This introduces a lot of interesting limitations. First, it constrains our resolution to 256 × 192 (that is, however, a really big improvement respect to the LowRezJam :D), second it forces us to use only 15 colors.
Random Goblin Name Generator
Sep 4, 2014
Hi everyone. In these days, me and my friend and colleague at Noctua are working at a new game jam: the SpeccyJam. The goal of this jam is to recreate a game with the same feel and look of an original ZX Spectrum game. We chose to implement a “managerial game” in which the player takes the role of a fantasy blacksmith that have to increase its fame crafting amazing weapons.
Back from ECAI 2014
Aug 25, 2014
Hi everyone! I’m back. In the last week I was in Prague to attend to the 21th European Conerence on Artificial Intelligence (a.k.a. ECAI2014). This was my first real academic conference since I started my Ph.D. in the last November. As I said before, conferences are amazing events where I get stressed like never before but, at the end, I come back home super-excited and full of inspirational ideas. Moreover, in these type of events you are surrounded by amazing people that do what you do.
In search of the “Philosopher’s Code”
Aug 16, 2014
Alchemists and programmers share many things in common. First of all, we both claim to be able to create anything starting from the fundamental elements of our world. For alchemists, these are the seven “roots” _fire, water, air, earth, sulfur _and mercury;while, for us, they are the fundamental essence of information: bits. Second, we need a lot of effort and study on dusty books in order to practice our art. There is no “complete knowledge”, just a continuous life of study.
Lazy, Bloody Summer (starting again)
Aug 13, 2014
I don’t know if my life is starting to be more interesting or just more hard. Anyhow, in this bloody hot August summer I really feel the need to recollect my digital goods and finally put all of them in a single place. Unfortunately, it is too hot here and my will is at historic lows so this “restyling” is taking longer than expected. As I said before, my life is just increasing in complexity and, as a consequence, I need some place for my academic things, a place for my artistic side, a place for my gamedev ambitions, a place for my work, a place for my spare time, a place for my nerdy things.
Apr 9, 2014
Hi! I’m Davide Aversa, a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at “La Sapienza” University of Rome.
In 2013, I was graduated in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and since then I try to wriggle myself into the amazing world of artificial intelligence and knowledge representation.
In 2017 I’ve got a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence, with particular research interests in AI for Games, Game Development technologies and procedural contents generation.