Fall ’21 Game Jam Entries and More – Knox Game Design, October 2021

This month, Knox developers Allen, Jared, and Levi show off their games developed for Fall ’21 and more.

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Spring ’21 Game Jam Entries – Knox Game Design, May 2021

Knox Game Design had two great entries for Spring ’21.  The theme was Deeper and deeper.  Let us know if we missed your game entry and we will add it to the list!

Delve Inc. by Jacob

You play as a dwarf in a hastily constructed drillship delving deep into an abandoned mining plot to search for much needed metals. However, the new inhabitants of the plot are not to keen on you invading their territory.

Digmania by Levi

Help Mr. Digger dig as far as possible into the earth. Pick up the shovel to start digging. Pick up additional shovels to speed up digging speed. Avoid the enemies as you dig. Get hit three times and the game is over. Enter your name for the online leaderboard.

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Fall ’20 Game Jam Recap – Knox Game Design, October 2020

A recap of the Fall ’20 game jam plus a post mortem. Also what others on the Knox Game Design Discord have been developing.

If you are interested in attending a Knox Game Design meeting either virtually or in-person, let us know!

Links and Notes

Time lapse development videos

Hosted by Levi D. Smith

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Spring ’20 Game Jam Entries and Leaderboard Security – Knox Game Design, May 2020

This month we show off our games created for Spring ’20. Levi D. Smith also talks about leaderboard security.

0:58 – News – BitBucket discontinues Mercurial, migration to GitHub
9:43 – Raising Cerberus by James
15:54 – Machina by Jacob
23:50 – Potted Plant Simulator by Dylan
46:02 – Chicken Little by Levi
52:33 – Leaderboard Security presentation

Hosts

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

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Spring ’20 Game Jam Kickoff – Knox Game Design, April 2020

Jacob, Dylan, and Levi get together before the Spring ’20 theme announcement to talk about their thoughts on the possible themes.

0:52 – Possible game jam night in Tennessee
7:10 – Dylan’s water color work
19:08 – Game jam theme discussion
59:05 – Tools we are planning to use for the game jam
1:15:30 – Jacob’s thoughts on the game jam themes
1:21:00 – Hanafuda Koi Koi in Python / Preview of upcoming PyGame talk

Hosts

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

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Promotion and Feedback – Knox Game Design, March 2020

This month we talk about ways to promote your game and how to handle feedback on your game.

Hosts

Dylan Wolf
www.dylanwolf.com/ @DylanWolf dylanwolf.itch.io
Levi D. Smith levidsmith.com @GaTechGrad gatechgrad.itch.io
Ruth Ann http://meemawsurrendered.com/ https://tranzeve.itch.io/
Jared github.com/BlackJar72 jaredbgreat.itch.io

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Java Game Development – Knox Game Design, February 2020

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

Source Code for Java Examples

Hosts

Jared github.com/BlackJar72   jaredbgreat.itch.io
Jacob ldjam.com/users/jacobturn/games   gamejolt.com/@Big_Ol_Tom
Jeffry www.thingiverse.com/insane66    
Dylan Wolf
www.dylanwolf.com/ @DylanWolf dylanwolf.itch.io
Levi D. Smith levidsmith.com @GaTechGrad gatechgrad.itch.io

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Blender for Unity – Knox Game Design, January 2020

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.

Hosts

Ruth Ann http://meemawsurrendered.com/ https://tranzeve.itch.io/
Jeffry http://www.thingiverse.com/insane66
Jacob http://ldjam.com/users/jacobturn/games https://gamejolt.com/@Big_Ol_Tom
Dylan Wolf
https://www.dylanwolf.com/ @DylanWolf https://dylanwolf.itch.io
Levi D. Smith https://levidsmith.com @GaTechGrad https://gatechgrad.itch.io

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SDL with C – Knox Game Design, December 2019

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.

This presentation covers the basics of the C programming language, how to compile a simple program with GCC, and an overview of data structures and pointers.  We show how to create an SDL shooter game starting with getting a window to display, to adding a ship, bullets, and enemies.

Links and Notes

Cyberspace Shootem up gameplay video by Drew

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Scratch – Knox Game Design, November 2019

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.

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