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College Student Adapts Algorithm to Create Self-Generating Game

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PRLog - July 5, 2014 - DENVER -- http://www.youtube.com/embed/GCuhMSwE1yQ

Denver, Colorado – July 5, 2014 - Sometimes paying attention in math class pays off. David Worth, a sophomore at the University of Northern Colorado, is combining his programming knowledge with a mathematical formula to create a new kind of game: one that regenerates itself each time you play it.

David used an algorithm based on a mathematical concept called Recursive Division to create a maze that builds walls and pathways, creating a completely random, solvable puzzle each time.

The game, Taken (http://takenthegame.com), is about young Lucy Maroville, who mysteriously disappears one night in 1955. Everyone believes she’s been kidnapped (no one saw her slip past the gate and into the darkness of the hedge maze).

Many have looked for her over the years, but the police chief was forced to call off the investigation after members of the search party never returned. The estate was abandoned after her parents gave up all hope.

But you don’t know any of this. It’s been twenty years and now you find yourself trapped inside the very maze where Lucy disappeared. The only way out is to solve it, but you must do it quickly and without being detected. Otherwise, you’ll be taken.

The game launched on the popular fundraising platform, Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mathnerdproductions/...) on June 21 and has received positive feedback from 28 backers. David said, “We’re excited about this game, it’s unlike any of the others we’ve created.” David and his team have developed 5 apps and games, all available on Apple’s App Store. “The concept is ready to go,” he said, “we just need the funding to make it happen.”

David Worth founded Math Nerd Productions in 2009, when he was only 14 years old. The company has released 5 apps and games: “Get Wrecked,” “Wally Ball,” “Mr. Swatter,” “Fruit Warfare,” and “Faith Life Fellowship Sermon Streamer.” Math Nerd Productions also provides web design services and has donated websites to Wisdom Ministries in Tulsa, OK and Faith Life Fellowship in Castle Rock, CO.

David Worth

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