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.

Time Lapse Videos

Spring ’20 Game Jam 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 Spring ’20 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

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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

March 2020 Online Meeting Announcement

Knoxville Game Design invites you to attend the online meeting and podcast recording for Sunday March 8, 2020 at 2pm Eastern Time.

This month’s topic is Promotion and Feedback.

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

Video for last month’s meeting on Java Game Development – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwEX6ikcEao

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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

February 2020 Online Meeting Announcement

Knoxville Game Design invites you to attend the online meeting and podcast recording for Sunday February 9, 2020 at 2pm Eastern Time.

This month’s topic is Creating Games with Java.  We will discuss the basics of Java and how to create simple games with the language.

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

Video for last month’s meeting on Blender with Unity – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyeEsCCyTMA

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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

January 2020 Online Meeting Announcement

Knoxville Game Design invites you to attend the online meeting and podcast recording for Sunday January 12, 2020 at 2pm Eastern Time.

This month’s topic is Blender for Unity.  We will go over the basics of modeling and texturing an object in Blender.  Then we will import that model into Unity and add behaviors through C# code.

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

Video for last month’s meeting on SDL with C – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ7BdGeo10s

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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

December 2019 Online Meeting Announcement

Knoxville Game Design invites you to attend the online meeting and podcast recording for Sunday December 8, 2019 at 2pm Eastern Time.

This month’s topic is SDL with C.  Before Unity and GameMaker, there was the Simple Direct Media Layer.  It can be used to create 2D and 3D games on a wide variety of platforms.  C is still one of the most widely used programming languages.  We will discuss how to get a simple game running in C using the SDL libraries.

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 Scratch – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5FSAj2kF7o

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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

November 2019 Online Meeting Announcement

Knoxville Game Design invites you to attend the online meeting and podcast recording for Sunday November 10, 2019 at 2pm Eastern Time.

This month’s topic is Scratch.  Scratch is a game development environment where visual code blocks are dragged and dropped instead of writing code.  It is a good tool to introduce programming concepts to people who have no coding experience.

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 Fall ’19 game jam Showoff – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQi3igt8Zqs

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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

Fall ’19 Game Jam Kickoff Meeting

We will be meeting at Panera Bread on North Peters Rd at 6pm Eastern Time on Friday October 4, 2019  for the Fall ’19 game jam kickoff.  Knoxville Game Design has been holding kickoff events for this weekend long game jam since 2013.  Numerous games have been created over the years by Knoxville developers for this event.  At the kickoff meeting, we will discuss our ideas and thoughts on the theme for the game jam.  This game jam will start and end three hours earlier at 6pm Eastern Time.  We will show off the games that we create on the monthly online podcast the following weekend (Sunday October 13, 2019 at 2pm).  We will also have Japanese games available for anyone interested in learning how to play Koi-Koi with hanafuda cards and mahjong.  For rules and more information on participating in the game jam, please see ldjam.com.

Creating Games in Smalltalk – Knox Game Design, September 2019

This month’s topic is Creating Games in Smalltalk.  We look at how it is possible to create games in the Smalltalk language using the Squeak environment.  Smalltalk is one of the first object oriented languages, where everything is an object.

Smalltalk Example Code

Hosts

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

Links and Notes

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