Come join members of Knoxville Game Design for the Ludum Dare 42 kickoff meeting at Token Game Tavern on Friday August 10, 2018!.
This kickoff will start at 6pm Eastern Time, since the theme announcement has been moved up to 6pm for this Ludum Dare. The start time for the following Ludum Dare event in December 2018 will supposedly revert back to 9pm.
We will be meeting at Token Game Tavern (213 N Seven Oaks Dr Knoxville, Tennessee 37922) at the start Ludum Dare theme announcement.
We will discuss our thoughts on the theme and attempt to do a short podcast recording. There will not be an online Google Hangout for August 2018. We will resume the online meeting in September 2018, which will tentatively be a showoff of the games that we create for Ludum Dare 42.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.