Coming Up Soon: CodeStock – July 15 – 16
Knox Game Design will be hosting a panel this year at CodeStock on game jams. The panel time is 12:55 PM on Friday July 15th and will be in room 301-A. If you will be at CodeStock this year make sure to drop by!
Next Game Design Chat Podcast Game is Fran Bow
This month’s game is Fran Bow (available iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, and Linux)
Fran Bow is a creepy adventure game that tells the story of Fran, a young girl struggling with a mental disorder and an unfair destiny.
After witnessing the gruesome and mysterious loss of her parents, found dismembered at their home, Fran rushes into the woods, together with her only friend, Mr. Midnight, a black cat that Fran had previously received as a present from her parents.
In the forest, Fran goes into shock over the loss of her parents and when she recovers, she’s at Oswald Asylum, an oppressive mental institution for children, and Mr. Midnight is nowhere to be found.
After having a dream about her beloved cat, Fran decides to escape from the mental institution to find him and go back home to Aunt Grace, her only living relative.
The podcast is recorded after the regular meetup ends. Anyone is welcome to join the discussion with the only requirement being that you have played the game. I highly recommend taking notes while playing so you have a good set of taking points for the podcast and have less of a chance of forgetting something!
You can check out all previous episodes at knoxgamedesign.org/podcast and subscribe to the show on iTunes, Google Play or via the direct feed.
This Month’s Topic: Which Framework Is For You?
There are a lot of game engines and frame works available and it can be daunting to know which one is the right one for you. This meetup well go over many of the options and share thoughts and experiences from the group.
Location and Time
The meetup will be held at the Technology Cooperative located at 13 Emory Place, Knoxville TN. Parking is available in front of the Technology Cooperative. We start at 2PM and open with some roundtable discussion and a Show ‘n Tell where everyone can show a bit of their in progress game, favorite tool, mechanic they love in another game, or anything they find helpful and want to share with the group.