Three UWG Students Win at 24-Hour Game Programming Competition

Three UWG Students Win at 24-Hour Game Programming Competition

Three University of West Georgia Advanced Academy students were awarded “Best Overall” after creating the game Toast Cat at CodeDay Atlanta, the world’s largest series of educational programming marathons. The competition is a series of student programming events held worldwide that give students 24 hours to build a game or app with their group members. Students Joseph Duda, Thomas Hightower, and Cory Weiser came up with the game idea based on the buttered cat paradox. “This paradox essentially states that cats always land on their feet and buttered toast always lands buttered side down, so if you strap buttered toast to a cats back in the right position and drop it, it can never touch the ground, creating perpetual motion,” said Joseph. “We then built this game from the ground up at CodeDay, and plan to rewrite a fully working version for sale soon.”

Read More...