Game Maker

Prof. Dr. Mark Overmars (Markus Hendrik Overmars born 29 September 1958, Zeist) is a Dutch Computer science|computer scientist and teacher of games programming (particularly known for his game development application Game Maker.) He is the head of the Center for Geometry, Imaging, and Virtual Environments (GIVE) at the Utrecht University, the Netherlands. This research center concentrates on computational geometry and its application in areas like computer graphics, robotics, geographic information systems, imaging, multimedia, virtual environments, and games.

Overmars received his Ph.D. in 1983 from Utrecht University, and has since been a member of the faculty of the same university. Overmars has published over 100 journal papers, largely on computational geometry, and is the co-author of several books including a widely used computational geometry text. He has an Erdős number of 3 due to his collaborations with several other computational geometers.


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