• Question: how long does your robot take to make a game using your system and what types of games are you trying to make

    Asked by whkevandcam to Anil, Blanka, Cees, Emma, Mike on 2 Jul 2012.
    • Photo: Michael Cook

      Michael Cook answered on 2 Jul 2012:

      At the moment, ANGELINA makes platform games (like Super Mario or Sonic – in 2D). A tiny game, like the ones on the website, takes about three hours to make. But in the future we want to make bigger games, so I’ll have to see if we can make it work faster.

      Making programs work faster is a big task in computing! We call it ‘software optimisation’. There’s a lot of interesting things you can do to make a computer program finish quicker.