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XNACode Camp 2010

xna_code_camp.jpg Monday 7.6 – Friday 11.6 2010, Summer period

CT30A9300 Code Camp on Communications Engineering (4 cr)



  • Deadline for source package, report and brochure submission : 25th June 2010
  • Upload your source package, report and brochure into the wiki.
  • Source package: zip the project and Please do not include the executable binaries in the source package.
  • Optional: if you have the game executables(.exe) for PC then you can upload to wiki separately but do not include in source package.
  • If your source package is more than 50 mb and needs special permission for uploading to the wiki or in any other problems, please email me at
  • Please confirm your submission as soon as you upload your final report and brochure by sending a confirmation email.

What is XNA?

XNA is a Microsoft oriented programming platform for …

What is Code Camp ?

Code Camp is a learning and hacking experience. The code camp approach can be defined as a collaborative learning setting that aims to promote profession-oriented skills. In code camp, the term camp refers to a situation where students assemble and stay a while together. The term code refers to coding, i.e. writing computer programs.

Code Camp Schedule

Code Camp Week @ Location 6428 Windows Classroom

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10:15 Intro Intro 10:00 Coding 10:00 Coding 10:00 Finalizing the Code
12:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch 10:30 Demo Preparation
13:00 Intro ~14:00 Idea Presentation Coding Coding Demo's (15)
16:00 Idea Brainstorming Design Coding Coding Closing
18:00 Evening Program Coding Coding Coding Brain Reset
02:00 Coding Coding Deadline style Coding


  • Starting slide sets
  • Evening Program, Starts 18:00
    • Location: University Sauna (same building)
    • Presentation and discussion about ideas


Wednesday .. coding ..

Thursday .. coding ..

  • at the end, preparation of ..
    • Coding, freeze the features and code them to demonstration state
    • Presentation

Friday, presentation demonstrations

  • 15min / group presentation time
  • Presentation starts at 10:30
  • Presentations ends around 15:30, then
  • Honorable mentions
  • Closing of Code Camp Week

After Code Camp

  • 1 page Brochyre (advertisement) of your software.
  • 5 page (not more) description (like white paper) of your application.
  • Fill Course feedback
  • Finalization of your group wiki pages
    1. wiki page complete
    2. presentation slides
    3. source package
    4. 1-page Brochyre as .pdf
    5. 5-page description as .pdf
  • Deadline for these is XX


  • 3 Person groups
Group Application Name 1 Name 2 Name 3
grp1 Galaxy Shooter Yavor Ivelinov Ivanov Joonas Aijala Bishal Raj Karki
grp2 NinjaGame Niko Kurvinen Oskar Sonninen Mikko Kaistinen
grp3 - WINNER MadBoxing Janne Parkkila Rostislav Malevich Tuomas Kaittola
grp4 Awesome Jungle Antti Knutas Li Aoke Jifeng Xing
grp5 S-Fight Matti Bragge Anssi Salo

Problems and Solutions

Please put your questions/programming problems here in this sections. We will try to solve it collaboratively. Teemu will also be reviewing/answering these questions remotely once a day.

After you put the questions here please do email me once at

Grading ?

Grading 1-5 from

  • Idea and presentation of the Idea in wiki: 25%
  • Coding of the implementation: 40%
  • Demonstration: 15%
  • Code Camp Spirit: 20%


Course feedback survey will be published here. All students are wished to answer to the questionnaire as it helps developing the course. Course queationnaire

Students may check what kind of learners they are by answering the questions in the following questionnaire

Programming experience.

.NET basics from our previous code camp or otherwise

Can I prepare to Code Camp ?

Yes. During code camp week we will brainstorm a software idea, design it and code it. Getting good ideas might sometimes be hard and thinking about different ideas before code camp makes it faster to get into coding part.

I have a exam in Code Camp week ?

You are free to go exam, but code camp in intensive course and idea is to focus coding during the well, so it is recommended you prepare to exam before the code camp week.

More ?

If you have questions about code camp send email to the organizers.

Photos from the Code Camp

For staff

Tutorial links:

XNA programming guide, class libraries, etc. XNA related:

Video tutorials from


2D Game Tutorial:

3D Game Tutorial (This is probably not the best kind of game to do during codecamp):

XNA 101:

Basic Tutorials:

Action RPG Tutorial:

Also, check out XNA forums:

Check: - xna creators club - lots of open source stuff about XNA

www. - free book about WP7