February 2019 Online Meeting Announcement

Knoxville Game Design invites you to attend the online meeting and podcast recording for Sunday February 10, 2019 at 2pm Eastern Time.

This month’s topic will be game development history featuring QBasic.  We will discuss how we got started with game development and the first tools and languages that we used.  Levi D. Smith will show how to setup QBasic using DOSBox and a brief overview of the language.

We will also show the Knoxville GameMaker games created for GM48 last month.

3Tris by Joe

3Tris is a mashup of Tetris and Match-3 rules, where the pieces come down from the top and can be rotated and positioned by using WASD (and spacebar to speed up). The twist that makes the colors important is that the mouse is a 2-block cursor that swaps block positions. The only way to clear blocks is to make match-3 combos by moving the blocks around after they touchdown.

Iro no Hoiiru by Levi

The wheel of color is composed of six colors (aka, orenji, ki, midori, ao, and murasaki). Hold the spin button to adjust the spin power. When the wheel stops, your marker is moved to the next color on the board matching the color where the arrow is pointing. Your marker moves left to right and bottom to top of the board.

Any questions on the topic or game development in general are welcome.  We will also have time for “show and tell” for anyone who wants to share any game projects that they have been developing.

Join us using Google Hangouts at the following URL:  https://hangouts.google.com/call/ni63jloemrd7xdto37z5mayk4uu

Video for last month’s meeting – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qupXUJwGkpI

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Follow Knoxville Game Design on social media for the latest updates:  https://twitter.com/KnoxGameDesign

Please direct any questions to levidsmith@knoxgamedesign.org

Unity for Beginners – Knoxville Game Design, January 2019

This month Dylan presents an intro to Unity demo (space shooter), which can be beneficial for those new to Unity and want to know more about the Unity game engine.

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.

 

Hosts

Dylan Wolf
https://www.dylanwolf.com/ @DylanWolf https://dylanwolf.itch.io
Drew Ragsdale
https://retrocemetery.com/
William Mayfield
Levi D. Smith https://levidsmith.com @GaTechGrad https://gatechgrad.itch.io

Show Notes

January 2019 Online Meeting Announcement

Knoxville Game Design invites you to attend the online meeting and podcast recording for Sunday January 13, 2019 at 2pm Eastern Time.

This month Dylan will be doing a Unity demo, which should be beneficial for those new to Unity and want to know more about the Unity game engine.

Any questions on Unity or game development in general are welcome.  We will also have time for “show and tell” for anyone who wants to share any game projects that they have been developing.

Join us using Google Hangouts at the following URL:  https://hangouts.google.com/call/ni63jloemrd7xdto37z5mayk4uu

Video for last month’s show – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUM-dGgUL14

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Follow Knoxville Game Design on social media for the latest updates:  https://twitter.com/KnoxGameDesign

Please direct any questions to levidsmith@knoxgamedesign.org

Ludum Dare 43 Entries – Knoxville Game Design, December 2018

This month Jacob and Levi cover the three games that were created by Knoxville game developers for Ludum Dare 43.

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.

Hosts

Jacob https://gamejolt.com/@Big_Ol_Tom
Levi D. Smith https://levidsmith.com @GaTechGrad https://gatechgrad.itch.io

Show Notes

Ludum Dare 43 Entries and December 2018 Online Meeting Announcement

Knoxville Game Design invites you to attend the online meeting and show recording for Sunday December 9, 2018 at 2pm Eastern Time.

This month we will  show off and discuss the games created by Knoxville developers for Ludum Dare 43.  Knoxville had three great entries!  Let us know if we missed yours and we will add it to the list.

Omnomelettes by Dylan

Welcome to Omnomelettes, the egg-operated cook-to-order omelette restaurant. Our staff give their all to ensure you have a quality breakfast.

The Trenches by Jacob

You are a German Soldier trapped in the eastern front, however all gun fire and artillery fire has ceased. The Trenches have grown immensely quiet.

Your goal is to collect two halves a car key to escape the Trench. W to move forwards A to turn left D to turn right S to move backwards SPACE to attack, uses sanity. Run low on sanity, and you lose your grip on reality. Don’t let the madness catch you. (your max sanity will be drained by 25% when a key piece is collected)

Stratospheric Aerosol Injection by Levi

Reduce the population using the aerosol spray from your plane. Tank refill pickups appear periodically. Avoid the projectiles shot by the radar towers.

 

Also, Drew has been working on Shump It Up (working title)

Gameplay Videos

 

Any questions on the topic or game development in general are welcome.  We will also have time for “show and tell” for anyone who wants to share any game projects that they have been developing.

Join us using Google Hangouts at the following URL:  https://hangouts.google.com/call/ni63jloemrd7xdto37z5mayk4uu

Video for last month’s meeting – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gI1o-yEmc4M

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Follow Knoxville Game Design on social media for the latest updates:  https://twitter.com/KnoxGameDesign

Please direct any questions to levidsmith@knoxgamedesign.org

Ludum Dare 43 Kickoff at Panera Bread

Come join members of Knoxville Game Design for the Ludum Dare 43 kickoff meeting at Panera Bread (205 North Peters Road Knoxville, Tennessee) on Friday November 30, 2018!

This kickoff will start at 7pm Eastern Time, and the theme announcement will be at 9pm.  Feel free to show up at anytime before 9pm.  Many members will be creating a game over the weekend in 48 hours for the Ludum Dare competition, but everyone is welcome to attend.

We will discuss our thoughts on the prospective themes and other game development topics.  We will show off the games that we create for Ludum Dare 43 on the next online group meeting scheduled for Sunday December 9, 2018.

Meeting location information – https://locations.panerabread.com/tn/knoxville/205-north-peters-road.html

More information on Ludum Dare 43, in including rules and other resources – https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/43

Google Calendar link

Please contact levidsmith@knoxgamedesign.org with any questions.

GameMaker Tips – Knoxville Game Design November 2018

This month’s topic is GameMaker Tips. This is an open discussion on everything GameMaker related. We also show off the two games made in Knoxville for GM48.

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.

Hosts

Macey Pierce
Joe Miller
http://doublesquarellc.com/ @DoubleSquareJoe https://doublesquare.itch.io/
Levi D. Smith https://levidsmith.com @GaTechGrad https://gatechgrad.itch.io

Show Notes

November 2018 Online Meeting Announcement

Knoxville Game Design invites you to attend the online meeting and show recording for Sunday November 11, 2018 at 2pm Eastern Time.

This month’s topic is GameMaker Tips.  This will be an open discussion on everything GameMaker related.  We will also show off the two games made in Knoxville for GM48.

Any questions on the topic or game development in general are welcome.  We will also have time for “show and tell” for anyone who wants to share any game projects that they have been developing.

Join us using Google Hangouts at the following URL:  https://hangouts.google.com/call/ni63jloemrd7xdto37z5mayk4uu

Video for last month’s show – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI3otBjmxrM

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Follow Knoxville Game Design on social media for the latest updates:  https://twitter.com/KnoxGameDesign

Please direct any questions to levidsmith@knoxgamedesign.org

Artificial Intelligence – Knoxville Game Design October 2018

This month’s topic is Artificial Intelligence (AI). Levi D. Smith covers various topics in the AI field such as identifying and evaluating alternatives, data structures and algorithms for decision making, computation time, conditioning, and expert systems. These topics are presented with a focus on how they can be applied to game design.

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.

Hosts

Joe Miller
http://doublesquarellc.com/ @DoubleSquareJoe https://doublesquare.itch.io/
Levi D. Smith https://levidsmith.com @GaTechGrad https://gatechgrad.itch.io

Show Notes

October 2018 – Online Meeting Announcement

Knoxville Game Design invites you to attend the online meeting and show recording for Sunday October 14, 2018 at 2pm Eastern Time.

This month’s topic is Artificial Intelligence (AI).  Levi D. Smith will cover various topics in the AI field such as identifying and evaluating alternatives, data structures and algorithms for decision making, computation time, conditioning, and expert systems.  These topics will be presented with a focus on how they can be applied to game design.

Any questions on the topic or game development in general are welcome.  We will also have time for “show and tell” for anyone who wants to share any game projects that they have been developing.

Join us using Google Hangouts at the following URL:  https://hangouts.google.com/call/ni63jloemrd7xdto37z5mayk4uu

Video for last month’s show – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrsPcdXtHqw

Subscribe to the audio podcast

Follow Knoxville Game Design on social media for the latest updates:  https://twitter.com/KnoxGameDesign

Please direct any questions to levidsmith@knoxgamedesign.org