A Dagestani student will study in Silicon Valley

A Dagestani student will study in Silicon Valley

On August 18th Sagitav Sagitov, a young programmer from Makhachkala, set off to study in the San Francisco Bay area’s Silicon Valley. Sagitav was offered the chance to intern in the USA after his 2D game called Cero took first place in the PERI Innovation Challenge, a competition for promising projects. The young programmer will study for a month in San Francisco at Beyond Games, one of the leading computer game companies in Silicon Valley.

The choice of the winner was made by Silicon Valley investors and the founders and heads of major international companies who had come to Dagestan at the invitation of Ziyavudin Magomedov, founder of the PERI Charitable Foundation.

Sagitav’s game Cero is a top-down shooter game that operates across various platforms. Every element of the game is created by mathematical formulas without any artwork. Cero is based on particles that are generated and move chaotically. What is unique about the game is that the design and graphic elements involve no artwork. Instead, they are generated automatically at each moment using computer resources and complex mathematical formulas.