Computer Science Students are Solo American Team in Contest

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Computer Science Students are Solo American Team in Contest

Published: January 9, 2017.

Lewis University Computer Science students were the only American team competing in a recent video game development contest sponsored by Switzerland-based AirConsole.

The Lewis University students created the game “Falling Fighters” from scratch using C#, Unity, and AirConsole's API. AirConsole manufacturers a platform that enables players to control an on-screen game using their smartphone as the game pad.

“They did a tremendous job, as you'll see from the demo. It is amazing that they were able to develop this game from start to finish in only 11 weeks,” commented Dr. Ray Klump, chair of Computer and Mathematical Sciences Department.

Students John Laschober and Kevin Gannon, both of New Lenox, Karl Ferraren and Mylene Haus of Plainfield, and Miguel Barboza of Chicago created the game.

Lewis University offers a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Computer Engineering, with concentrations in Cyber Security, Web and Mobile Development, Data Science, and Video Game Development. It also offers minors in Computer Science, Cyber Security Science, Data Science, and Web and Mobile Application Development. At the graduate level, it offers a nationally recognized for a Master of Science in Information Security program, which includes an innovative fast-track that enables students to earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in five years. A Master of Science in Data Science and Master of Science in Computer Science are available.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit for further information.

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Joanna Rodriguez said:
Congratulations to the creators on this tremendous achievement!

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