June 2018 – Unity UI Text – Knoxville Game Design

This month Dylan Wolf tells us about the built-in options for Unity UI text, including TextMeshPro’s support for sprite fonts and icons.

Knoxville Game Design is a discussion of games currently being created by game developers in the Knoxville and East Tennessee area, as well as an analysis of current topics in the gaming industry.

Host Web Social Games
Dylan Wolf
https://www.dylanwolf.com/ @DylanWolf https://dylanwolf.itch.io
Joe Miller
http://doublesquarellc.com/ @DoubleSquareJoe https://doublesquare.itch.io/
Levi D. Smith https://levidsmith.com @GaTechGrad https://gatechgrad.itch.io
Zachary Johnson

 

Show Notes

 

Unity UI Text presentation as a downloadable ZIP file – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PjeguR7WMcamFavbK-JLyqLT1DTpWs_M/view

Unity UI Text blog post on Dylan’s site – https://www.dylanwolf.com/2018/05/04/four-ways-to-handle-ui-text-in-unity/

May 2018 – Ludum Dare 41 Showoff – Knoxville Game Design

Jacob and Levi show off the games created by Knoxville developers for Ludum Dare 41.

Knoxville Game Design is a discussion of games currently being created by game developers in the Knoxville and East Tennessee area, as well as an analysis of current topics in the gaming industry.

Host Web Social Games
Jacob https://ldjam.com/users/jacobturn/games
Levi D. Smith http://levidsmith.com @GaTechGrad https://gatechgrad.itch.io

Show Notes

April 2018 – Human Computer Interaction – Knoxville Game Design

An overview of Human Computer Interaction topics and how those concepts can be applied to games.  Topics include short term memory, long term memory, reaction times, input methods, and feedback methods.  Comparison of human languages and computer langues, along with lexical scanning and grammars.

Knoxville Game Design is a discussion of games currently being created by game developers in the Knoxville and East Tennessee area, as well as an analysis of current topics in the gaming industry.

Host Web Social Games
Levi D. Smith http://levidsmith.com @GaTechGrad https://gatechgrad.itch.io
Dylan Wolf
http://www.dylanwolf.com/ @DylanWolf https://dylanwolf.itch.io

Show Notes

March 2018 – Saving and Loading Game Data in Unity – Knoxville Game Design

Dylan Wolf (www.dylanwolf.com) presents “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.

Knoxville Game Design is a discussion of games currently being created by game developers in the Knoxville and East Tennessee area, as well as an analysis of current topics in the gaming industry.

Host Web Social Games
Dylan Wolf
http://www.dylanwolf.com/ @DylanWolf https://dylanwolf.itch.io
Levi D. Smith http://levidsmith.com @GaTechGrad https://gatechgrad.itch.io
Jacob http://ldjam.com/users/jacobturn/games

Meeting Links

February 2018 – Two Year Recap Spectacular – Knoxville Game Design

This month we have show and tell from Jacob and Joe.  For the two year anniversary of the podcast, we recap the history of Knoxville Game Design.

Discussion of games currently being created by game developers in the Knoxville and East Tennessee area, as well as an analysis of current topics in the gaming industry.

 

Host Web Social Handle Games
Jacob http://ldjam.com/users/jacobturn/games
Joe Miller http://doublesquarellc.com/ @DoubleSquareJoe https://doublesquare.itch.io/
Levi D. Smith http://levidsmith.com @GaTechGrad https://gatechgrad.itch.io

Meeting Links

January 2018 – Version Control Software and Repositories – Knoxville Game Design

Discussion of games currently being created by game developers in the Knoxville and East Tennessee area, as well as an analysis of current topics in the gaming industry.

This month we talk about the various tools used for version control and sites which host source code repositories.  We also have a demonstration of scripting Itch.io uploads with Butler, and we look at games created by Jake and Jacob during show and tell.

 

Host Web Twitter Games
Levi D. Smith http://levidsmith.com @GaTechGrad https://gatechgrad.itch.io
Dylan Wolf
http://www.dylanwolf.com/ @DylanWolf https://dylanwolf.itch.io
Jake Gillenwater http://jakegillenwater.me/
Jacob http://ldjam.com/users/jacobturn/games

Meeting Links

December 2017 – Knoxville Game Design – Ludum Dare 40 Entries

Discussion of games currently being created by game developers in the Knoxville and East Tennessee area, as well as an analysis of current topics in the gaming industry.

We talk about the games that were developed by Knoxville Game Design for Ludum Dare 40.

Host Web Twitter Itch.io
Dylan Wolf
http://www.dylanwolf.com/ @DylanWolf https://dylanwolf.itch.io
Levi D. Smith http://levidsmith.com @GaTechGrad https://gatechgrad.itch.io

Meeting Links

November 2017 Meeting – Knoxville Game Design

 

Discussion of games currently being created by game developers in the Knoxville and East Tennessee area, as well as an analysis of current topics in the gaming industry.

This month we show off games developed in Knoxville for GM48. We also talk about Pyxel Edit, Affinity Designer, and MakeHuman.

Host Web Twitter Itch.io
Amos Garner
http://agamerstudios.com @agamerstudios https://agamerstudios.itch.io
Levi D. Smith http://levidsmith.com @GaTechGrad https://gatechgrad.itch.io

Meeting Links

October 2017 Meeting – Knoxville Game Design – Farewell XBLIG

Discussion of games currently being created by game developers in the Knoxville and East Tennessee area, as well as an analysis of current topics in the gaming industry.

This month we talk about the closing of XBLIG as well as having a demo of Unity’s cloth component using a custom shader.

Host Web Twitter Itch.io
Levi D. Smith http://levidsmith.com @GaTechGrad https://gatechgrad.itch.io
Dylan Wolf  http://www.dylanwolf.com  @DylanWolf https://dylanwolf.itch.io

Meeting Links

Here is the corrected code for the flag custom shader, which was missing the “alpha” keyword on line 16. (click to enlarge)

September 2017 Meeting – Knoxville Game Design – Inkscape and Spriter

Discussion of games currently being created by game developers in the Knoxville and East Tennessee area, as well as an analysis of current topics in the gaming industry.

Host Web Twitter Itch.io
Dylan Wolf  http://www.dylanwolf.com  @DylanWolf https://dylanwolf.itch.io
Levi D. Smith http://levidsmith.com @GaTechGrad https://gatechgrad.itch.io
Amos Garner
 http://agamerstudios.com  @BitFiendCoder https://agamerstudios.itch.io
Ruth Ann Manning https://tranzeve.itch.io

 

Meeting Links