Before Shea came to UAT, he had been experimenting with creating a dungeon crawler for more than two years, but never had a completed project. When he arrived at UAT in August, he was inspired by another student at a showcase event he saw on campus and decided to sit down to finally finish his project.
He also ran into some bugs along the way that wouldn’t allow some of the generated rooms to connect to other rooms in the algorithm. Eventually, Shea had to rewrite half of the code for his algorithm in order to make it work. It took him four months to create the browser-based project algorithm and he is extremely pleased with his final work.
Shea is a full-time student at UAT dual majoring in Artificial Life (A-life) and Robotics and Embedded Systems.
To become a part of the UAT Artificial Life program, visit http://uat.edu
To see more of Shea’s project, visit: http://tom.shea.at/