Game Design June Meetup – June 12th, 2016

Coming Up Soon: MakerPalooza 2.0 – June 18th

Knox Game Design will join Pellissippi State at MakerPalooza 2.0 to celebrate the National Day of Making (and all things STEAM)! The event will be held Saturday, June 18th from 9AM to 4PM at the Megalab on Strawberry Plains.  If you would like to show off your game at our booth and have not contacted Michael please do so ASAP!

Next Game Design Chat Podcast Game is Shovel Knight

This month’s game is Shovel Knight (available Wii U, 3DS, PS4, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox One, Windows, Mac, and Linux)

Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic created by Yacht Club Games. You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this valley with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and save his lost beloved. He wields a ShovelBlade; a multipurpose weapon whose techniques have now been lost to the ages. Always honest and helpful, Shovel Knight is a shining example of the code of Shovelry: Slash Mercilessly and Dig Tirelessly!

However, between Shovel Knight and his beloved stands a cadre of villainous knights. These terrible foes, known as The Order of No Quarter, have been dispatched to prevent Shovel Knight from reaching the Enchantress at any cost!

The podcast is recorded after the regular meetup ends.  Anyone is welcome to join the discussion with the only requirement being that you have played the game.  I highly recommend taking notes while playing so you have a good set of taking points for the podcast and have less of a chance of forgetting something!

You can check out all previous episodes at and subscribe to the show on iTunes, Google Play or via the direct feed.

This Month’s Topic: Things and Happenings

This month is an open Q&A / Show’N Tell but with some known topics of discussion.  Well talk about recent Unity and news and changes, and discuss plans and promoting your game for MakerPalooza with knowledge gain from Open Streets.

Location and Time

The meetup will be held at the Technology Cooperative located at 13 Emory Place, Knoxville TN.  Parking is available in front of the Technology Cooperative.  We start at 2PM and open with some roundtable discussion and a Show ‘n Tell where everyone can show a bit of their in progress game, favorite tool, mechanic they love in another game, or anything they find helpful and want to share with the group.