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College of Charleston, Harbor Walk West, Room 211

360 Concord St. · Charleston, SC

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Parking available behind Harbor Walk East or in the Aquarium Garage at 24 Calhoun St.

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While functional programming is making huge inroads in areas like web development and distributed computing, there is one kind of software where its use is still rare: games. The vast majority of games today, from the small indie variety up to triple-A titles, are written in a mostly standard way, filled with mutable variables and large object hierarchies.

Zach walks you through writing games in a functional programming language that features:

• easier debugging

• game recording

• rewinding

• live-reloading

• making changes while playing

All in ClojureScript, a functional language that runs in web browsers, and play-cljs, a game library written for it.

This event is generously hosted by the College of Charleston's Computer Science Department