An overview of creating a game with MonoGame. Installation of MonoGame development environment using Visual Studio. Handling input devices such as keyboard, gamepad, and mouse. How to load assets such as sound effects, music, fonts, and sprite images. Examples of simple number guessing game and space shooter in MonoGame and C#. How to convert an XNA game to MonoGame.
An overview of BBS (Bulletin Board System) games from the 1990s. How to connect to a telnet BBS to play DOOR games. Creating ANSI graphics with ACiD draw in DOSBox. VT100 color codes explained. A simple telnet server created in Ruby, which displays system time, counts to ten, displays an ANSI file, and has a number guessing game.
An overview of color for game developers. How various colors are made on the computer using RGB and HSV formats. The color spectrum and the ROY G BIV order for colors. Where visible color exists on the electromagnetic wavelength scale. Color displays on CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) and LED (Light Emitting Diode) devices. Converting between color representation in float, decimal, and hex formats. Difference between hue, saturation, and value. Various modifiers in the Gimp image editor such as Colorize, Posterize, Color Balance, and layers. Console color palettes and historical video modes. Color pickers and other tools for making color themes.
This month we show off our games created for Ludum Dare 46. 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
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.
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.