MonoGame – Knox Game Design, September 2020

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.

Hosted by Levi D. Smith

MonoGame source code – https://github.com/levidsmith/MonoGameExamples

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BBS Games, VT100, and ANSI Graphics – Knox Game Design August 2020

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.

Hosted by Levi D. Smith

Ruby source code – https://github.com/levidsmith/SimpleRubyServer

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Color – Knox Game Design, July 2020

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.

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Pygame – Knox Game Design, June 2020

This month we learn how to create games in Python using the Pygame library.

1:30 – News
6:13 – Showoff: Unity Helper and new leaderboard features
11:47 – Pygame (feature presentation)

Hosts

Jacob ldjam.com/users/jacobturn/games gamejolt.com/@Big_Ol_Tom
Jeffry
http://www.thingiverse.com/insane66
Levi D. Smith levidsmith.com @GaTechGrad gatechgrad.itch.io

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Ludum Dare 46 Entries and Leaderboard Security – Knox Game Design, May 2020

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

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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Promotion and Feedback – Knoxville 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 – Knoxville 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 – Knoxville 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 – Knoxville 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 – Knoxville 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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