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Quantum Game Jam in Helsinki Will Create Video Games Using IBM Quantum Experience

By IQT News posted 12 Feb 2019

(Wired.uk) This year’s Quantum Game Jam in Helskini on February 167-17, will blend a crowd of game developers and quantum physicists with one single goal: creating video games on a five and 16-qubit IBM quantum computer. The Helsinki Quantum Game Jam has been going on since 2014, this year for the first time developers will be making games using a real prototype quantum computer – accessing the IBM Quantum Experience (or Q Experience for short) at the tech giant’s quantum lab in New York via the cloud. Gamers will use Qiskit – short for Quantum Information Science Kit – the open source framework launched in 2017 and based on IBM’s quantum computing programme.
A number of high-profile game developers and jammers are expected to attend, including developers from Epic Games Helsinki, Housemarque and Supercell. They have two venues to do their programming in 2019: Helsinki’s most popular sauna with an open-air swimming pool, the Sea Allas Pool, or sitting in a pod on the Helsinki Skywheel. The unusual location choice isn’t a first: previous quantum game jams have taken place at an astronomical observatory, at a science exhibition with full dome projectors and at a quantum lab.

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