libGDX wins Duke’s Choice Award

Damn right. The Duke’s Choice Award is an anual thing given out by a jury of judges as well as the community to projects from the Java realm based on various criteria. It’s one of the biggest honors you can get in the Java world. Here’s the Java Magazine article on the winners, including my ugly face, Robotality’s Halfway and Interrupt’s Delver (which you should both buy and play the hell out of):

The story behind that photo is actually quite funny. Oracle send a photographer from the Netherlands to my place in Graz, via car. He took about 500 images. I felt very special that day…

Thanks to all the contributors, this award goes out to all of you (you can put it on your resume :D).

Intel RealSense App Challenge 2014 – Be part of it!

If you are interested in RealSense Technology check out the Intel RealSense App Challenge. RealSense is a suite of software and optional hardware that let’s you explore human computer interaction.

Check out this video from last year’s winning entries:

Intel just released their latest RealSense SDK and Developer Kit, with which you can take part in this years challenge! There are two tracks, Pioneer and Ambassador. Members of the libGDX community can participate in the Pioneer’s track, which consists of two phases:

  • Ideation Phase: register as a pioneer and submit an app idea until the 1st of October (next week!)
  • Development Phase: if your idea was chosen by a panel of judges, you will enter the development phase where you can realize your app idea using Intels’ RealSense SDK

Learn More about the contest and what winners receiver here:

If you send an app idea using libGDX (which will support RealSense soon!), let us know in the comments below!