OpenGL – Knox Game Design, January 2024

Introduction to OpenGL and how to setup development environment using MSYS2. Code examples in C for displaying polygons, keyboard input with GLUT, and a simple game demo.

OpenGL code examples in C – https://github.com/levidsmith/KnoxGameDesign/tree/master/opengl

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Doom Modding – Knox Game Design, December 2023

Overview of modding Doom with customized levels and graphics.

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Memory Card Game – Knox Game Design, November 2023

Explanation of design and implementation of card memory matching game in MonoGame.

Demo code – https://github.com/levidsmith/KnoxGameDesign/tree/master/memory_game

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Object Oriented GameMaker – Knox Game Design, October 2023

Presentation on how to apply object oriented principles to GameMaker to expand the variety of enemies and items in games.  Includes discussion of parenting of objects in GameMaker and how to inherit attributes and functions in children objects.

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OpCodes – Knox Game Design, September 2023

Overview of OpCodes and how those relate to video game consoles.

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Character Encoding – Knox Game Design, August 2023

Overview of encoding characters and letters into their numerical and binary values. Explanation of how to use bitwise operators to change case of characters.

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Falling Blocks – Knox Game Design, April 2023

Walkthrough on how to create a basic falling block line clearing game using MonoGame.

Project code – https://github.com/levidsmith/KnoxGameDesign/tree/master/falling_blocks

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Game Engines – Knox Game Design, March 2023

Overview of game engines and development libraries.

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Game Engines - Knox Game Design, March 2023
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