June 2018 Announcement – Unity UI Text

Knoxville Game Design invites you to attend the online meeting and show recording for Sunday June 10, 2018 at 2pm Eastern Time.

This month, Dylan Wolf will be leading a discussion on Unity UI Text: Four Built-In Options.

This talk will cover the built-in options for Unity UI text, including TextMeshPro’s support for sprite fonts and icons.

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 show – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzI1jl6uMlM

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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 41 Entries

Thanks to everyone who showed up for the Ludum Dare 41 kickoff!  Knoxville Game Design had three great entries for Ludum Dare 41!  The theme for this game jam was “Combine 2 Incompatible Genres”.

 

Card Person Shooter by Jacob

After cheating in a game of poker, you must go through the red underworld of the Cardlands, fight your way out with the very cards that got you here. Use WASD to move and left click to attack.

Cardramino by Joe

Drag the cards to the board to use them to manipulate the pieces as they come down. There are left, right, and rotation cards. The cards will highlight green if they are acceptable to play, and red if they are not.

You can also choose to sacrifice a card to freeze the piece for a limited time (3 seconds). The card slot that is discarded will be out of play for awhile. It can be helpful to get the freeze time, but hurtful because you will less cards for that time. The longer the game goes, the more penalty time the discard takes to freeze the falling piece.

Blocks of Nibiru by Levi

Blocks from from Nibiru are falling into our dimension. The blocks arrive in shapes of four and stack on top of other blocks. Save the world from destruction by destroying the blocks before they reach the top of the dimensional plane. Destroying blocks will periodically award bonuses for your ship. Be careful to watch the heat meter above each ship, as overheating will require your cannons an extended period of time to cool off before you can shoot again.

In other words, the game is a cross between the space shoot-em-up genre and falling block puzzle game genre. The gameplay is inspired by games like Gyruss and Tetris.

Time Lapse Development Videos

Ludum Dare 41 Kickoff

Come join members of Knoxville Game Design for the Ludum Dare 41 kickoff meeting.  We will be meeting at Token Game Tavern (213 N Seven Oaks Dr Knoxville, Tennessee 37922) at 7pm Eastern Time on Friday April 20, 2018 prior to the Ludum Dare theme announcement.

Meeting location information – https://www.facebook.com/tokengametavern/

Google Calendar Event

Please contact levidsmith@knoxgamedesign.org with any questions.

March 2018 Online Show Announcement

Knoxville Game Design invites you to attend the online show recording for Sunday March 11, 2018 at 2pm Eastern Time.

Dylan Wolf (www.dylanwolf.com) will be presenting “Saving and Loading Game Data in Unity”

This month we discuss two cross-platform methods for saving and loading game data (such as preferences, high scores, progress, etc.) in Unity.

 

As usual, we will also have time for show and tell for anyone who wants to talk about their game projects.

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

Video for last month’s online meeting – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Vx_S-y1M4c

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

Please direct any questions to levidsmith@knoxgamedesign.org

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 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 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

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

September 2017 Online Meeting Announcement

Hello to all game developers, designers, artists, and musicians in the Knoxville area!

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

Discussion topics

  • Show and tell
  • Dream Build Play 2017 dev log contest
  • Publishing a game with the Creators Program on XBox One
  • Levi Smith will do a demo of Inkscape and Spriter

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

Be sure your microphone or webcam is working prior to the meeting.  We suggest using the mic button at the bottom of the window to mute yourself when not talking to reduce the amount of background noise on the recorded podcast.  Firefox no longer works with Hangouts, so please use a browser such as Internet Explorer or Chrome.

Video for last month’s online hangout is now available:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBZOPiMouOk

The audio version is available as a podcast on iTunes:   https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/game-design-chat/id1084873107

The audio is also available on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=142087&refid=stpr

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

Please direct any questions to levidsmith@knoxgamedesign.org