BBS Games, VT100, and ANSI Graphics – Knox Game Design August 2020

An overview of BBS (Bulletin Board System) games from the 1990s.  How to connect to a telnet BBS to play DOOR games.  Creating ANSI graphics with ACiD draw in DOSBox.  VT100 color codes explained.  A simple telnet server created in Ruby, which displays system time, counts to ten, displays an ANSI file, and has a number guessing game.

Hosted by Levi D. Smith

Ruby source code – https://github.com/levidsmith/SimpleRubyServer

Show Links and Notes

BBS Games, VT100, and ANSI Graphics – Knox Game Design August 2020

 
 
00:00 /
 
1X
 

Color – Knox Game Design, July 2020

An overview of color for game developers.  How various colors are made on the computer using RGB and HSV formats.  The color spectrum and the ROY G BIV order for colors.  Where visible color exists on the electromagnetic wavelength scale.  Color displays on CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) and LED (Light Emitting Diode) devices.  Converting between color representation in float, decimal, and hex formats.  Difference between hue, saturation, and value.  Various modifiers in the Gimp image editor such as Colorize, Posterize, Color Balance, and layers.  Console color palettes and historical video modes.  Color pickers and other tools for making color themes.

Show Notes

Color – Knox Game Design, July 2020

 
 

00:00 /
 

1X

 

Pygame – Knox Game Design, June 2020

This month we learn how to create games in Python using the Pygame library.

1:30 – News
6:13 – Showoff: Unity Helper and new leaderboard features
11:47 – Pygame (feature presentation)

Hosts

Jacob ldjam.com/users/jacobturn/games gamejolt.com/@Big_Ol_Tom
Jeffry
http://www.thingiverse.com/insane66
Levi D. Smith levidsmith.com @GaTechGrad gatechgrad.itch.io

Show Notes

Pygame – Knox Game Design, June 2020

 
 

00:00 /
 

1X

 

June 2020 Online Meeting Announcement

Knox Game Design invites you to attend the online meeting and podcast recording for Sunday June 14, 2020 at 2pm Eastern Time.

This month Levi D. Smith will talk about the basics of Pygame and Python programming.  He will also demo a simple game created with Pygame.

Important – This month we will try the new Discord video meeting.  Join the Knox Game Design Discord channel at https://discord.gg/XxEPVYx and then join the General voice channel.  If it doesn’t work out, we will revert back to Hangouts.  Video is not required to join or participate in our meeting.

Video for last month’s meeting on Ludum Dare 46 Entries and Leaderboard Security – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYDKLYk55K0

Subscribe to the audio podcast

Chat with us on Discord – https://discord.gg/XxEPVYx

Follow Knox Game Design on social media for the latest updates:  https://twitter.com/KnoxGameDesign

Please direct any questions to levidsmith@knoxgamedesign.org

Ludum Dare 46 Entries and Leaderboard Security – Knox Game Design, May 2020

This month we show off our games created for Ludum Dare 46. Levi D. Smith also talks about leaderboard security.

0:58 – News – BitBucket discontinues Mercurial, migration to GitHub
9:43 – Raising Cerberus by James
15:54 – Machina by Jacob
23:50 – Potted Plant Simulator by Dylan
46:02 – Chicken Little by Levi
52:33 – Leaderboard Security presentation

Hosts

Jacob ldjam.com/users/jacobturn/games gamejolt.com/@Big_Ol_Tom
Dylan Wolf
www.dylanwolf.com @DylanWolf dylanwolf.itch.io
Levi D. Smith levidsmith.com @GaTechGrad gatechgrad.itch.io

Show Notes

Ludum Dare 46 Entries and Leaderboard Security – Knox Game Design, May 2020

 
 

00:00 /
 

1X

 

May 2020 Online Meeting Announcement

Knox Game Design invites you to attend the online meeting and podcast recording for Sunday May 10, 2020 at 2pm Eastern Time.

This month we will show off our games created for Ludum Dare 46.  Levi D. Smith will also talk about leaderboard security.

Join us using at the following URL:  https://hangouts.google.com/call/ni63jloemrd7xdto37z5mayk4uu

Video for last month’s meeting on Ludum Dare 46 Kickoff – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvOmEfi2ghk

Subscribe to the audio podcast

Chat with us on Discord – https://discord.gg/XxEPVYx

Follow Knox Game Design on social media for the latest updates:  https://twitter.com/KnoxGameDesign

Please direct any questions to levidsmith@knoxgamedesign.org

Ludum Dare 46 Kickoff – Knox Game Design, April 2020

Jacob, Dylan, and Levi get together before the Ludum Dare 46 theme announcement to talk about their thoughts on the possible themes.

0:52 – Possible game jam night in Tennessee
7:10 – Dylan’s water color work
19:08 – Ludum Dare theme discussion
59:05 – Tools we are planning to use for the game jam
1:15:30 – Jacob’s thoughts on the Ludum Dare themes
1:21:00 – Hanafuda Koi Koi in Python / Preview of upcoming PyGame talk

Hosts

Dylan Wolf
www.dylanwolf.com @DylanWolf dylanwolf.itch.io
Jacob ldjam.com/users/jacobturn/games gamejolt.com/@Big_Ol_Tom
Levi D. Smith levidsmith.com @GaTechGrad gatechgrad.itch.io

Show Notes

Ludum Dare 46 Kickoff – Knox Game Design, April 2020

 
 

00:00 /
 

1X

 

Ludum Dare 46 Entries

Knox Game Design had four great entries for Ludum Dare 46!  The theme was “Keep it Alive”.  Let us know if we missed your game and we will add it to the list.

Machina by Jacob

You play as robot making it’s way through a impossible facility filled with mechanical ghosts. You must keep your batteries filled by standing under strange floating light sources, and avoid the ghosts by not staying in their detection for too long.

Potted Plant Simulator by Dylan

Click “Watering Can” and “Plant Food” to apply water or plant food to the plant.

Raising Cerberus by James

Young Cerberus is just 30 days away from being old enough to guard the gates of hell. Keep him alive and entertained long enough, and Hades best friend will serve you well for years to come.

 

Chicken Little by Levi

Keep the chickens alive by clicking on the falling apples to prevent them from falling on the chicken’s head. If an apple hits a chicken, then it is knocked out. Additional chickens are awarded after clicking a number of apples. Once all of the chickens are knocked out, the game is over.

Time Lapse Videos

Ludum Dare 46 Kickoff

There will not be a regular “second Sunday of the month” meeting this month due to Easter Sunday.

However, we will do an online Ludum Dare 46 kickoff on Friday April 17, 2020 at 7:00pm Eastern Time.  This will take the place of the regularly scheduled April meeting, and it will be recorded and posted as the monthly podcast.

Join us using at the following URL:  https://hangouts.google.com/call/ni63jloemrd7xdto37z5mayk4uu

Video for last month’s meeting on Promotion and Feedback – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u47qo5EhNNI

Subscribe to the audio podcast

Chat with us on Discord – https://discord.gg/XxEPVYx

Follow Knoxville Game Design on social media for the latest updates:  https://twitter.com/KnoxGameDesign

Please direct any questions to levidsmith@knoxgamedesign.org