Ludum Dare 31

LDUIS Computer Science faculty, UIS Computer Science students and Lincoln Land Community College students teamed up over the weekend to compete in the International Game Development Contest called Ludum Dare 31. Over the last 72 hours this group of amateur game developers was able to draft, design, implement, and publish an entire game from scratch. The theme of this Ludum Dare was “Entire Game on One Screen” so this team decided to develop a ‘traditional’ dodger game. The game was developed using the Unity Game Engine, along with multiple other software suites.

Software Engineers: Joshua Smith (UIS Faculty), Brian-Thomas Rogers (UIS Faculty), Brian Jones (UIS Graduate Student), David Miller (UIS Alumni)

Sound Engineer: Michael Ripka (UIS Graduate Student)

Pixel Bender: Aimee Daniels (LLCC Student)

The game can be played here.


Digital Forensics Challenge Announcement

Cyber Security Students, Computer Science Students, and UIS Colleagues,
The Fourth Annual Digital Forensics Challenge will be held Saturday, November 8, 2014, on the campus of the University of Illinois at Springfield.
The purpose of this event is to provide an entry-level experience for participants to expand their computer security education through hands-on simulation of real-world investigations requiring the use of digital forensics.  The full day exercise will include an academic lesson and engage the next generation of cyber security professionals in digital forensic scenarios.
This is a wonderful opportunity that allows participants to gain practical experience in the field of digital forensics. Further information can be found on our website at
Humans Vs. Zombies

Annual UIS Humans vs. Zombies Event

Attention Zombie Fans!

Our game of HvZ will started Sunday October 12th at 12:01 a.m. and will run until Friday, October 24 at 6:00pm (just in time to visit the Haunted Library!).

Do you want to follow the daily Zombie vs Humans action? Our game site is located here:

Have fun, be safe, and happy zombie Hunting!



ACM International Programming Contest Regional at UIS

Computer Science Students,

UIS is once again hosting the Mid-Central Regional Contest for the ACM/IBM International Computer Programming Contest on  Saturday, November 1, 2014. The contest runs from 12:30-5:30pm. We will have an pizza party dinner and awards ceremony. All CS students encouraged to get involved! You can register a team at



Volunteer to be Contest Staff: We need lots of volunteers to work this event! We need room monitors, printout runners, setup and teardown helpers. Times needed: 9:00am-7:00pm; (you do NOT have to work all day, we’re happy for any amount of time you can offer). Register to Volunteer at

Every participant (contestant or volunteer) will get a T-shirt and Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner the day of the event.

Registration will close on October 11, 2014, 5:00 pm.  You must pre-register in order to compete. There are no exceptions.

Visit the FAQ for more information:



Research Pic

UIS Student Research Society First Meeting – Friday, September 26th

Do you have an interest in being a part of a research project? (Not necessarily computer science related research.) This is the Research Society, a club at UIS for research students like you.  They want to get organized as a student club for the year, and are meeting this coming Friday, 9/26, at 11am.  They’ve reserved PAC  E  and will provide pizza.

Also, like them on their Facebook page:

September 2014  meeting

September Meeting

Join us for out first meeting for the semester in UHB 2029 Friday, September 19th.






April 4th Meeting

Here is a link to today’s livestream.

xonotic poster

Game Night!

Come to our Game Night tomorrow in UHB 2029! We’ll be there at 2:00 PM playing a tournament of Xonotic (free-to-play shooter). Bring your own equipment if you want or use one of the computers in the lab!




Information Session with Epic this Thursday night!

Come to UHB 2008 from 5:15 PM to 6:00 PM this Thursday, February 20th for an information session with Epic ( We’ll be hosting a representative from their Human Resources Department as well as one of their Software Developers. See you then!


Club Meeting this Friday! (1/31/2014)

There will be a Club Meeting and Game Night this Friday night in UHB 2029 from 7 to 9 PM. We will be playing an assortment of games, including a free game named Xonotic that we’ve all started playing recently. You will not have to bring your own computer to play Xonotic, however you may need to bring your own to play something else. Check out Xonotic’s website here. The club calendar has also been updated, but you can also see everything we have planned for the semester here.

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