Ludum Dare 41 Entries

Thanks to everyone who showed up for the Ludum Dare 41 kickoff!  Knoxville Game Design had three great entries for Ludum Dare 41!  The theme for this game jam was “Combine 2 Incompatible Genres”.

 

Card Person Shooter by Jacob

After cheating in a game of poker, you must go through the red underworld of the Cardlands, fight your way out with the very cards that got you here. Use WASD to move and left click to attack.

Cardramino by Joe

Drag the cards to the board to use them to manipulate the pieces as they come down. There are left, right, and rotation cards. The cards will highlight green if they are acceptable to play, and red if they are not.

You can also choose to sacrifice a card to freeze the piece for a limited time (3 seconds). The card slot that is discarded will be out of play for awhile. It can be helpful to get the freeze time, but hurtful because you will less cards for that time. The longer the game goes, the more penalty time the discard takes to freeze the falling piece.

Blocks of Nibiru by Levi

Blocks from from Nibiru are falling into our dimension. The blocks arrive in shapes of four and stack on top of other blocks. Save the world from destruction by destroying the blocks before they reach the top of the dimensional plane. Destroying blocks will periodically award bonuses for your ship. Be careful to watch the heat meter above each ship, as overheating will require your cannons an extended period of time to cool off before you can shoot again.

In other words, the game is a cross between the space shoot-em-up genre and falling block puzzle game genre. The gameplay is inspired by games like Gyruss and Tetris.

Time Lapse Development Videos

Ludum Dare 41 Kickoff

Come join members of Knoxville Game Design for the Ludum Dare 41 kickoff meeting.  We will be meeting at Token Game Tavern (213 N Seven Oaks Dr Knoxville, Tennessee 37922) at 7pm Eastern Time on Friday April 20, 2018 prior to the Ludum Dare theme announcement.

Meeting location information – https://www.facebook.com/tokengametavern/

Google Calendar Event

Please contact levidsmith@knoxgamedesign.org with any questions.

Human Computer Interaction – Knoxville Game Design, April 2018

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

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

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

March 2018 Online Show Announcement

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

Dylan Wolf (www.dylanwolf.com) will be presenting “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.

 

As usual, we will also have time for show and tell for anyone who wants to talk about their game projects.

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

Video for last month’s online meeting – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Vx_S-y1M4c

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Follow the Knoxville Game Design Twitter account for the latest updates:  https://twitter.com/KnoxGameDesign

Please direct any questions to levidsmith@knoxgamedesign.org

Two Year Recap Spectacular – Knoxville Game Design, February 2018

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

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

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

January 2018 Online Meeting Announcement

Knoxville Game Design invites you to attend the online hangout for Sunday January 14, 2018 at 2pm Eastern Time.

This month’s topics:

  • Viewer mail
  • Show and tell
  • Visit to Run Jump Dev in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Source code repositories and tools
  • Any other topics are welcome

We will be using Google Hangouts again, which can be accessed at the following URL:  https://hangouts.google.com/call/ni63jloemrd7xdto37z5mayk4uu

Video for last month’s online meeting – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbkYgD9EPOQ

Audio podcast

Follow the Knoxville Game Design Twitter account for the latest updates:  https://twitter.com/KnoxGameDesign

Please direct any questions to levidsmith@knoxgamedesign.org

Ludum Dare 40 Entries – Knoxville Game Design, December 2017

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

Ludum Dare 40 Entries

Knoxville Game Design had four great entries for Ludum Dare 40!  The theme for this game jam was “The more you have, the worse it is”.

WizCorp by Dylan

WizCorp is an “idle clicker” game where you are producing and converting resources to score points, which can then be spent on upgrades.
If you let resources build up past a certain point, however, your “auto-clickers” will process less often. Note that upgrades later in the chain are less efficient than upgrades earlier in the chain.

BOOM! by Jacob

BOOM! is a first person shooter about an average Tuesday night for the lower middle class life of a soul collector.
Your goal is to find the Devourer of Souls and defeat him for the 10000th time.

Irwin McSpenders by Levi

Irwin McSpenders is on a quest to become the greatest tax accountant in the world. Help him gather as much money as possible. Unfortunately, the more money you have, the worse the taxes are on him, as he will be placed in higher tax brackets as his income rises.

Space Badies by Dennis

More Badies means more problems. Make your way through the Badies and get all the points.

Time Lapse videos