January 2018 Online Meeting Announcement

Knoxville Game Design invites you to attend the online hangout for Sunday January 14, 2018 at 2pm Eastern Time.

This month’s topics:

  • Viewer mail
  • Show and tell
  • Visit to Run Jump Dev in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Source code repositories and tools
  • Any other topics are welcome

We will be using Google Hangouts again, which can be accessed at the following URL:  https://hangouts.google.com/call/ni63jloemrd7xdto37z5mayk4uu

Video for last month’s online meeting – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbkYgD9EPOQ

Audio podcast

Follow the Knoxville Game Design Twitter account for the latest updates:  https://twitter.com/KnoxGameDesign

Please direct any questions to levidsmith@knoxgamedesign.org

December 2017 – Knoxville Game Design – Ludum Dare 40 Entries

Discussion of games currently being created by game developers in the Knoxville and East Tennessee area, as well as an analysis of current topics in the gaming industry.

We talk about the games that were developed by Knoxville Game Design for Ludum Dare 40.

Host Web Twitter Itch.io
Dylan Wolf
http://www.dylanwolf.com/ @DylanWolf https://dylanwolf.itch.io
Levi D. Smith http://levidsmith.com @GaTechGrad https://gatechgrad.itch.io

Meeting Links

Ludum Dare 40 Entries

Knoxville Game Design had three great entries for Ludum Dare 40!  The theme for this game jam was “The more you have, the worse it is”.

WizCorp by Dylan

WizCorp is an “idle clicker” game where you are producing and converting resources to score points, which can then be spent on upgrades.
If you let resources build up past a certain point, however, your “auto-clickers” will process less often. Note that upgrades later in the chain are less efficient than upgrades earlier in the chain.

BOOM! by Jacob

BOOM! is a first person shooter about an average Tuesday night for the lower middle class life of a soul collector.
Your goal is to find the Devourer of Souls and defeat him for the 10000th time.

Irwin McSpenders by Levi

Irwin McSpenders is on a quest to become the greatest tax accountant in the world. Help him gather as much money as possible. Unfortunately, the more money you have, the worse the taxes are on him, as he will be placed in higher tax brackets as his income rises.

Time Lapse videos

December 2017 Online Meeting Announcement

Knoxville Game Design invites you to attend the online hangout for Sunday December 10, 2017 at 2pm Eastern Time.

This month’s topics:

  • Ludum Dare 40 Game Showoff
  • Any other topics welcome

We will be using Google Hangouts again, which can be accessed at the following URL:  https://hangouts.google.com/call/ni63jloemrd7xdto37z5mayk4uu

Video for last month’s online meeting – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvrOPUgSbUA

Audio podcast

Follow the Knoxville Game Design Twitter account for the latest updates:  https://twitter.com/KnoxGameDesign

Please direct any questions to levidsmith@knoxgamedesign.org

Ludum Dare 40 Kickoff

Come join members of Knoxville Game Design for the Ludum Dare 40 kickoff meeting.  We will be meeting at Panera Bread on North Peters Rd at 7pm Eastern Time on Friday December 1, 2017 prior to the Ludum Dare theme announcement.

Meeting location information

Yelp – https://www.yelp.com/biz/panera-bread-knoxville-3?osq=Panera+Bread

Address – 205 N Peters Rd Knoxville, TN 37923

Please contact levidsmith@knoxgamedesign.org with any questions.

November 2017 Meeting – Knoxville Game Design

 

Discussion of games currently being created by game developers in the Knoxville and East Tennessee area, as well as an analysis of current topics in the gaming industry.

This month we show off games developed in Knoxville for GM48. We also talk about Pyxel Edit, Affinity Designer, and MakeHuman.

Host Web Twitter Itch.io
Amos Garner
http://agamerstudios.com @agamerstudios https://agamerstudios.itch.io
Levi D. Smith http://levidsmith.com @GaTechGrad https://gatechgrad.itch.io

Meeting Links

November 2017 Online Meeting Announcement

Knoxville Game Design invites you to attend the online hangout for Sunday November 12, 2017 at 2pm Eastern Time.

This month’s topics:

  • News
  • GM48 Game Showoff
  • Zero Hour Game Jam
  • Ludum Dare 40
  • Any other topics welcome

We will be using Google Hangouts again, which can be accessed at the following URL:  https://hangouts.google.com/call/ni63jloemrd7xdto37z5mayk4uu

Video for last month’s online meeting – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBtjo3SJrdE

Audio podcast

Follow the Knoxville Game Design Twitter account for the latest updates:  https://twitter.com/KnoxGameDesign

Please direct any questions to levidsmith@knoxgamedesign.org

GM48 (24th) Entries

Members of Knoxville Game Design submitted two games for the GM48 game development competition.  Games were created in 48 hours using GameMaker.

Wait for It by Joe

Wait For It is a timing puzzle game with 20 stages to complete. Learn the pattern of the movement and take your best shot! Try to complete all the stages!

UltraShot by Levi

Use the UltraShot cannon to blast the ball to the goal container. Other cannons will assist in directing the ball along the way. Avoid hitting the wall or blocks in the ball’s path.

Time Lapse videos

 

October 2017 Meeting – Knoxville Game Design – Farewell XBLIG

Discussion of games currently being created by game developers in the Knoxville and East Tennessee area, as well as an analysis of current topics in the gaming industry.

This month we talk about the closing of XBLIG as well as having a demo of Unity’s cloth component using a custom shader.

Host Web Twitter Itch.io
Levi D. Smith http://levidsmith.com @GaTechGrad https://gatechgrad.itch.io
Dylan Wolf  http://www.dylanwolf.com  @DylanWolf https://dylanwolf.itch.io

Meeting Links

Here is the corrected code for the flag custom shader, which was missing the “alpha” keyword on line 16. (click to enlarge)

October 2017 Online Meeting Announcement

Knoxville Game Design invites you to attend the online hangout for Sunday October 8, 2017 at 2pm Eastern Time.

This month’s topics:

  • GM48 – October 13-15, 2017
  • LexPlay – October 21, 2017 Lexington, Kentucky
  • IndieCade – October 6-8, 2017 Los Angeles, California
  • Unity 2017.2
  • XBLIG shutdown
  • Unity Cloth component
  • Custom Shaders

Dylan ( http://www.dylanwolf.com/ ) will be speaking at the DevSpace Conference in Huntsville, Alabama October 13-14, 2017.  His two talks are “Game Dev for Business Developers” and “Finishing Your Unity Game”.  For more information on Dylan’s talks at DevSpace, please see http://www.dylanwolf.com/2017/09/12/upcoming-panels-september-2017/ .

For more information on the DevSpace Conference, please see https://www.devspaceconf.com/  It is run by Chris Gardner (@FreeStyleCoder) who has given game development talks in Knoxville, and he is a friend of our Knoxville Game Design group.

We will be using Google Hangouts again, which can be accessed at the following URL:  https://hangouts.google.com/call/ni63jloemrd7xdto37z5mayk4uu

Video for last month’s online meeting – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0yRxsRAK9s

Audio podcast

Follow the Knoxville Game Design Twitter account for the latest updates:  https://twitter.com/KnoxGameDesign

Please direct any questions to levidsmith@knoxgamedesign.org