Random Number Generators (RNG) – Knoxville Game Design, August 2019

This month’s topic is Random Number Generators (RNG).  We discuss the various methods for generating random values in game development.  We provide specific examples for Unity, GameMaker, and Unreal Engine.  We also look at combinatorics for determining the likelihood of outcomes.

Slides

Hosts

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

Show Notes

August 2019 Online Meeting Announcement

Knoxville Game Design invites you to attend the online meeting and podcast recording for Sunday August 11, 2019 at 2pm Eastern Time.

This month’s topic is Random Number Generators (RNG).  We will discuss the various methods for generating random values in game development.  We will also look at combinatorics for determining the likelihood of outcomes.

Any questions on the topic or game development in general are welcome.  We will also have time for “show and tell” for anyone who wants to share any game projects that they have been developing.

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

Video for last month’s meeting on Pico-8 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glNCIkmy93Q

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

Please direct any questions to levidsmith@knoxgamedesign.org

Pico-8 – Knoxville Game Design, July 2019

An overview of using the Pico-8 fantasy console to develop games using the Lua programming language.  We look at the steps and code for building a number guessing game and a simple space shooter.

Slides

Hosts

Dylan Wolf
https://www.dylanwolf.com/ @DylanWolf https://dylanwolf.itch.io
Levi D. Smith https://levidsmith.com @GaTechGrad https://gatechgrad.itch.io

Show Notes

July 2019 Online Meeting Announcement

Knoxville Game Design invites you to attend the online meeting and podcast recording for Sunday July 14, 2019 at 2pm Eastern Time.

This month’s topic is Pico-8.  We will cover an overview of the game engine and explain how to create a simple space shooter in Pico-8 using the Lua programming language.

Knoxville Game Design now has a Discord channel.  You can join us at https://discord.gg/XxEPVYx

Any questions on the topic or game development in general are welcome.  We will also have time for “show and tell” for anyone who wants to share any game projects that they have been developing.

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

Video for last month’s meeting (Calling Web Services from Unity) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5KHhmU97Hc

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

Please direct any questions to levidsmith@knoxgamedesign.org

Calling Web Services from Unity – Knoxville Game Design, June 2019

This month, the discussion will cover working with web service calls in Unity using RestSharp. First, we’ll look briefly at prototyping services in Node.js (though the Unity examples will work with any platform that supports JSON). Then, we’ll look at how to call the service in Unity, including how to show a “working” indicator and handle errors.

Presentation slides – https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1KLHvKlt0leYMK-jFoKP5ecCu_ERKc2zkmc_fcfrQHug

Code Examples – https://bitbucket.org/dylanwolf/unitywebservicedemo/src/default/

 

Hosts

Dylan Wolfhttps://www.dylanwolf.com@DylanWolfhttps://dylanwolf.itch.io
Levi D. Smithhttps://levidsmith.com@GaTechGradhttps://gatechgrad.itch.io
Jacobhttps://gamejolt.com/@Big_Ol_Tom/games
William
Blake

Show Notes

June 2019 Online Meeting Announcement

Knoxville Game Design invites you to attend the online meeting and podcast recording for Sunday June 9, 2019 at 2pm Eastern Time.

The topic is Calling Web Services from Unity led by Dylan Wolf.

This month, the discussion will cover working with web service calls in Unity using RestSharp. First, we’ll look briefly at prototyping services in Node.js (though the Unity examples will work with any platform that supports JSON). Then, we’ll look at how to call the service in Unity, including how to show a “working” indicator and handle errors.

Any questions on the topic or game development in general are welcome.  We will also have time for “show and tell” for anyone who wants to share any game projects that they have been developing.

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

Video for last month’s meeting – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ipj_vKlbu8

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

Please direct any questions to levidsmith@knoxgamedesign.org

Ludum Dare 44 Kickoff at Panera Bread

This is just a reminder that the Knoxville Game Design kickoff meeting for Ludum Dare 44 is Friday April 26, 2019 at Panera Bread on North Peters Rd.  We will be there starting around 7:00pm, but feel free to join us at any time.  The theme announcement is at 9:00pm, and we will end after discussing the theme.  Participation in the game jam is not necessary to attend our kickoff, if you just want to come out and meet us and talk about game design.

The following Ludum Dare is currently scheduled for October 2019, so we probably won’t have another in-person meeting for about six months.  We will continue to have the online hangouts every second Sunday of the month at 2pm Eastern Time.  The topic for the May 2019 meeting will be showing off our Ludum Dare 44 games (and any other recently developed games).

For more information on Ludum Dare, see http://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/44/$139255/welcome-to-ludum-dare-44

April 2019 Online Meeting Announcement

Knoxville Game Design invites you to attend the online meeting and podcast recording for Sunday April 14, 2019 at 2pm Eastern Time.

This month will be a discussion on music for game developers.  Learn the math and science behind music theory.  We will cover tools that can be used for music composition, and how to apply the music resources in game engines.

Ludum Dare is April 26-29, which means we will have a kickoff at Panera Bread on North Peters Road at 7pm on Friday April 26, 2019.  Ludum Dare is a worldwide game jam, where the objective is to create a game from scratch in 48 hours.  Participation in the Ludum Dare game jam is not required to join our kickoff meeting.   You can sign up on the event page and let us know if you are coming – https://www.facebook.com/groups/251913638211178

Any questions on the topic or game development in general are welcome.  We will also have time for “show and tell” for anyone who wants to share any game projects that they have been developing.

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

Video for last month’s meeting – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z13AOvfRSNg

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

Please direct any questions to levidsmith@knoxgamedesign.org

March 2019 Online Meeting Announcement

Knoxville Game Design invites you to attend the online meeting and podcast recording for Sunday March 10, 2019 at 2pm Eastern Time.  Remember that time jumps forward one hour on Sunday!

This month Levi D. Smith will cover math for game developers.  He will explain how algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus apply to game development with examples.

Any questions on the topic or game development in general are welcome.  We will also have time for “show and tell” for anyone who wants to share any game projects that they have been developing.

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

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

Subscribe to the audio podcast

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

Please direct any questions to levidsmith@knoxgamedesign.org

January 2019 Online Meeting Announcement

Knoxville Game Design invites you to attend the online meeting and podcast recording for Sunday January 13, 2019 at 2pm Eastern Time.

This month Dylan will be doing a Unity demo, which should be beneficial for those new to Unity and want to know more about the Unity game engine.

Any questions on Unity or game development in general are welcome.  We will also have time for “show and tell” for anyone who wants to share any game projects that they have been developing.

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

Video for last month’s show – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUM-dGgUL14

Subscribe to the audio podcast

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

Please direct any questions to levidsmith@knoxgamedesign.org