Star Blaster: Sandbox at HackMT


Between the afternoon of Friday, January 26th and the morning of Sunday, January 28th, 23 teams of college students from across Middle Tennessee competed in the HackMT event at MTSU, “a 36-hour gathering of young programmers, software developers, visual designers and others teaming up for projects in the Science Building” (


The Sandbox student organization was represented by members Cory Nelson (organization President, coder), Stephanie York (Vice President, artist), and Hannah Owens (artist), joined by MTSU students David Ludwig (coder), Raine Taylor (music design, coding), Cris Clouse (coder), and Bryce Ault (coder). Over the duration of the event, the Sandbox team created Star Blaster, an interactive video game, entirely from scratch: coding, artwork, and music.

You can check out the code (and download the game!) in the group’s Git Repository.