Spring ’22 Game Jam – Knox Game Design, April 2022

Games created by Knox area developers for Spring ’22.  Theme was “delay the inevitable”.

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Spring '22 Game Jam - Knox Game Design, April 2022
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2D Collision – Knox Game Design, February 2022

Explanation of 2D collisions for points, lines, rectangles, and circles.  Overview of each collision type along with examples and code.  Explanations are general in nature so that they can be implemented in any game engine or programming language.  Demonstration of Javascript web application that calculates collisions between the four types of objects, along with review of code functionality.

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Particle Systems in Unity – Knox Game Design, December 2021

Explanation of particle systems in Unity, along with modifiers such as emission shape, bursts, color over time, custom shapes, and size over lifetime.

Demo project and code – https://github.com/levidsmith/ParticleSystemDemo

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Distributing Your Game – Knox Game Design, September 2021

An overview of various ways to distribute your video game.  First, a historical look at various physical media that can be used for distributing digital content.  Then a look at multiple online sites that provide hosting and marketplaces for video games.

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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 the Spring ’20 game jam Entries and Leaderboard Security – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYDKLYk55K0

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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

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 the Spring ‘ 20 game jam.  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 Spring ’20 game jam 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

Spring ’20 Game Jam Entries

Knox Game Design had four great entries for the Spring ’20 game jam!  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.

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