Gaming Coding Challenge

April 28, 2018

Join a 10-hour coding challenge dedicated to creating videogames with hand tracking technology.

Registration Closed

We're Looking for Gamers, Creators and Innovators

Let’s bring hand tracking technology to PC gaming. Join us for a day-long coding challenge dedicated to developing games with modern hand tracking technology.

When and Where?

Saturday April 28, 2018
Noon - 10PM

The New Computer Science Building

Room: New CS 120 + 115
Engineering Dr
Stony Brook University

Top Prizes

Internships at Cemtrex (if eligible)
Your Project Could be in the Smartdesk

Additional Prizes

Oculus Rifts
Google Homes
Leap Motion Controllers
And Tons of Other Swag

About Cemtrex

Cemtrex is a rapidly expanding Long Island based technology company. We're focused on delivering a wide range of innovative technologies, including AR/VR, IoT and wearable solutions for both consumer and industrial applications.

Our CEO, Saagar Govil, is a Stony Brook alumni, making this event a very personal for our company. We're looking forward to partnering with Stony Brook and seeing the innovation the students provide.

This coding challenge is inspired by our upcoming Smartdesk. The Smartdesk integrates Leap Motion's hand tracking technology, providing users a groundbreaking way to engage and control content. What better way to celebrate and explore this technology than hosting a gaming coding challenge?

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the schedule?

You can download the schedule here.

Who is eligible to enroll?

Only Stony Brook students are eligible to enroll. We’ll accept both graduate and undergraduate students.

Is there a deadline for registration?

There's no deadline, but we’ll cut off registration once our space limitations are met (approximately 36 students).

So what are we programming?

Each team will program a videogame that leverages Leap Motion's hand tracking technology. You can reimagine a retro game or create one of your own.

What retro videogames would you suggest?

If you're looking for some inspiration, we would suggest reimaginging games like:

  1. Pong
  2. Space Invaders
  3. Pac-Man
  4. Asteroids
  5. QBert
Can I reimagine a newer game?

You can, but use caution. First of all, ten hours doesn’t leave you a lot of time to flesh out more complex concepts and games. Secondly, since there’s a chance to feature your game in our Smartdesk, we would want to avoid copyright issues that come with using another game’s characters and ideas.

How do teams work?

If you have a team, just let us know when you register. If you don’t have a team, don’t worry—we’ll help you build teams at the beginning of the event.

How many people per team?

There will be 3 students per team.

Who owns my project?

You do. After winners are selected some may have the opportunity to feature their project in the Cemtrex Smartdesk, in which case they will need to transfer ownership to Cemtrex. These students will be credited in full for the project featured in our Smartdesk.

Will you provide PCs & Leap Controllers?

We will provide enough PCs and Leap Controllers so each team has one. We strongly recommend each team member brings their own computer so you can streamline your team coding. Download a list of recommended installed software here.

What software should I use?

The primary software will be the Leap Motion software and Unity. We have also included a list of recommended programs to install here.

Can I study the software ahead of time?

Of course! Leap Motion provides very good docs on their developer portal. You can also read the Unity User Manual from their site.


Saagar Govil
CEO of Cemtrex & Stony Brook Alumni
Joe Novelli
VP of Cemtrex Advanced Technologies
Ash Gobindram
Director of Operations of CemtrexLabs & CemtrexVR