Check out all of the games our local community in Louisville created for Ludum Dare 37! Ludum Dare is a global game jam where people from around the world form teams and create brand new games in 48hours!
4.5 is a memory game. You are trapped within a small room repeating itself, each time adding a new item. Remember the item, or return to the beginning. Aside from the room itself, all the 3D assets were free ones from Unity's public store. Controlled with a mouse and keyboard.Created by Sena Bryer @senabryerKnown bugs:-can cause certain versions of Linux to crash (tested with Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon)Stuff I'd like to add were I to continue this:-getting a web browser build up and running (assuming the filesize isn't simply too huge)-making my own assets for it, or at least just getting a whole bunch more-adding random elements to it to switch the room up instead of having the same one every time-adding actual hallways to walk through instead of just simple blackout transitionsPlay 4.5
"Baggage - A game of Roommate Bliss"
Working but unfinished.Assets take a moment to load, give the black screen a few seconds.Two roommates are locked in their one-room apartment. One likes music and if you place a disco-ball, radio, or TV in the room and they touch it, they will turn it on. The other one will turn it off. Drag and drop beds in the room so they can sleep. Other interactions weren't completed in time for the jam, but the idea is that roommates would have varied preferences: early sleepers would dislike night music, party animals would interfere with calm roommates. Fights over the lone toilet, food in the fridge, pets, etc. would cause roommates to be happy, unhappy, fight and, if things go poorly, die.Music EXCEPT the TV routine are all custom.Team: LilacLlama, ChipMonkey, ParisTurtle, Hyteck9, (and sort of UlrichVonBeck). Shout out to @GameDevLouPlay Baggage - A game of Roommate Bliss
Battle DADS is a 4 player "dont fall off the level" party-style deathmatch game. Knock off the other players to get points. The game by default has bots active.- Press F2 to turn off AI to play with 3 other people on controllers- CONTROLS:- RT or LMB to charge lasers.- LT or RMB to shoot machine gun.- A or BUMPERS or SPACE to shield. Created by Isaac Baldwin (IndieKeep) and Ben James (Peach Pie Productions)from Louisville KYPlay Battle Dads
"Cleanstalkers: Hidden Agenda"
What happens when your cat-allergic parents drop in and you gotta tidy up quick?It's CLEANSTALKERS: HIDDEN AGENDA!Game is incomplete. First time using Phaser js. It wasn't as helpful as I thought (had to do my own ECS), but its Signals library was nice. Try tapping on various objects to open and close them. No audio.Read the rest of the dialog script here: http://cooperra.com/ld37-cleanstalkers/dialog/LudumDare37.txtSee the unused assets here: https://github.com/cooperra/ld37-cleanstalkers/tree/master/assetsArt by Darren VogtProgramming by Robbie CooperThanks for checkin' out our entry!Play Cleanstalkers: Hidden Agenda
A game about an insecure snail learning about life and home from forest friends.Some people have had issues in chrome, if you do please try downloading for Win/Mac/Linux or try running the web game in Firefox. -Thanks!Play Finding Home
"Home Is Where The Heart Is"
Home Is Where The Heart is a weird little dating game. You show up unexpected in a homeless land. You must earn the trust of the 3 villagers and have them move inside of you. Make the right choices and do the tasks they ask and you can make everyone happy. wasd to move and space bar is to interact with characters and objectsAllen-Michael Brower - ProgrammingJosh Grilli - Art/AnimationBen Wiley- MusicPlay Home Is Where The Heart Is
"Junk in the Bunk"
Junk in the Bunk is a game where you play the role of a doomdsay prepper that has just finished his bunker. Unfortunately, a meteor is already on its way, and you have to rush to fill your bunker with the supplies you want with you through the end of the world!Rush to store your supplies in the bunker before the end comes!!**Unfortunately, you had just moved in, so there aren't a lot of stuffs in the house for you to put into storage. That, or maybe it's because we ran out of precious time to create more artwork. There seems to be a small bug with initiating walking up and down the stairs mechanic on the web version. We'd recommend you download it. **Controls: MOVE: Arrows or WASD ACTION: Space or FZOOM: ZTeam:Art - Loi LeMix - @loilemixSound & Music - Nathan Hutchens - @lucidbardProgramming - Barry Rowe - @barryroweBuild with libGDX, Ashley ECS, and our own Kitten2d extensions for Ashley.Built with 30 other developers at Warp Zone Louisville with Louisville Makes Games.Play Junk in the Bunk
In Mean Streets, you're a kid dropping water balloons from your window on people passing by. You have 30 seconds and 10 balloons to get as many points as you can. I ran out of time before I could add any other characters (including people you have to avoid hitting) or finish the animations, but it's playable. :)CONTROLS:Move: arrows or A and DToss Water Balloon: spacebarPlay Mean Streets
"Pew Pew Pew"
We did not finish the idea. The game starts in the cockpit of a one room spaceship. The player can walk around with WASD or the arrow keys. The idea in this room was to have the player upgrade the ship and move to the controls to move to the shooter scene but for now the two scenes are toggled using the "K" key.The next scene is a side scrolling bullet hell shooter. WASD or arrow keys will move the ship around the screen. Space shoots, and Enter changes weapons.Play Pew Pew Pew
"Phase Shift Respawn"
Local battle arena.2 - 4 players can duke it out in this game.Gamepad required.Hold any button - join.Controlsleft stick - moveright stick - aimany button - shootHit the orange square to activate your bullets and make them deadly.After shots are activated, shots will annihilate any player they touch.Credits:ProgrammingEric Lathrop @ericlathropRex Soriano @LoLo_RMusic & Sound Effects:H9D StudiosBrian Schmidthttp://www.h9dstudios.com/Made with:PIXI.jsNPM "entity-component-system"Play Phase Shift Respawn
2015-06-09 7:00pm Tim Faulkner Gallery
1512 Portland Ave, Louisville, Kentucky 40203
It’ll be like Speed-Dating for game developers!
This is to help connect artists with programmers to make better games in our area.
New people welcome!
The event is FREE to attend.
* If you are an ARTIST who makes 2D or 3D art (paintings, digital art, computer models, etc), with art that you can show, and are interested in possibly working on a video game, this event is for you.
* If you are a MUSICIAN or sound designer, with sound and music samples you can bring, who is interested in possibly working on a video game, this event is for you.
* If you are a game PROGRAMMER with a prototype of a game (or full working copy) and can show the game, this event is for you.
We need information on how many people will be showing games and art, so we can figure out how to organize the event.
FILL OUT THIS SHORT FORM TO ATTEND!
Watch GameDevLou participate in #LDJAM #LD32 starting tonight (friday) 04-17-15 7pm -2am!
This will be a stream from a camera in the corner of the room so we can catch all the action, over 16 game devs will be working hard to create brand new games in 48 hours based on the same theme!
Twitch stream: http://www.twitch.tv/twoscoopgames
04-17-15 7pm -2am!
04-18-15 9am -2am!
04-19-15 9am -9pm!
Submit your own by mentioning @TwoScoopGames using the hashtag #GameJamTips!
don't install any updates on your computer until it's over.
#GameJamTips Rename your game files [As to not say LD32 when we download them], Keep it simple. Know that whatever you make, I will enjoy :)
Know your limits and be realistic about what you can complete in one weekend.
there are no bad themes, just bad brains
consistency is far more important than technical prowess
drink water, get sleep
Make an in-game tutorial/help menu. No one reads game descriptions, no matter how much bold font you use.
go with whatever graphics you make first
finish all/most assets Friday
write down everything while brainstorming
only #gamejamtip I can think of that isn't intuitive is to know the kind of game you want to make going in.
Make something enjoyable, not a half-baked version of "that big idea" you have in the back of your mind.
when stumped: shower/walk. =)
I have two!
1) Keep your scope small, and polish big.
2) Get enough water, good food, and rest.
pretend the deadline is sat noon: make an mvp that "works"
stay hydrated! It works!
when tired: sleep
Make sure you sleep & take occasional mental breaks. Stepping back for a half hour can help clear mental roadblocks. #LDJAM
Learn your tools before #LDJAM!
tip for today: focus on things others leave out, the biggest and best thing you can do to your jam game is kick ass audio :)
throw away your first 5-10 ideas! they’re the super obvious ones. best advice i can give
My advice would be: don't rely on humor too much
Oh, and don't assume people are going to read the instructions before trying your game. Include a tutorial if you can!
Hmm - just the usual: keep it simple, have fun, and save the drinks for the end ;)
heck yeah! 1) do what you're best at 2) do what you love 3) do something new! I'll think of later :)
Joe Williamson @JoeCreates
1. Have a pen and paper todo list always beside you. Easy to scribble notes on, and so satisfying to cross things off.
stay small so you can focus on details if you want something that feels complete
I always don't sleep on the 2nd night but that isn't very practical for most people haha
Don’t get hung up on new tech. Use what you know or risk fighting the tools the whole time instead of creating a game.
If you’re up late at night unable to solve a technical problem… Go to bed.
Work only in circles and rectangles the first two hours. Focus on crafting the interaction, then focus on crafting look/feel.
Premature optimization is the root of all evil. Just get things working. Scrappy is ok.
Focus on the first minute of gameplay. If you can build a fun, juicy first minute, and you have time, expand to 5 min.
Make a “Implement if there’s time” list. Every new idea goes there by default.
Sure! How about... Make bad games!
Don't spend too long on any individual problem, and put things in using the simplest way you can think of
underscope underscope underscope
5. If you have audio, add a mute button/key.
6. If downloadable, make sure there's a way to quit! Esc key works well.
3. Eat! SLEEP! Solve roadblocks by walking away for a bit.
4. Audio: get some. Even if it's mouth sounds. Audacity, bfxr.
Get full nights of sleep and take plenty of time for food and breaks. Think of breaks as negative space to define your work
I like to go on a walk the first evening of the jam, or go out for food with my team. Physically remove myself from the PC.
Don't rush into things. Give yourself some time to ponder the idea, sometimes the second or third idea is better than the 1st
1. Reduce scope!!! Then reduce! Make concept expansion part of polishing.
2. Get a playable core loop ASAP & iterate.
Limit your sugar intake so you don't have nasty energy crashes.
make sure you learn something new. If you need ideas try to prototype the project you are afraid of!
get enough rest, work in a group if you can, keep scope small, know your tools and don't give up!
Get enough sleep & don't be afraid to break out of ur comfort zone. Challenge yourself and ur partner(s). Rawr!
Be prepared to hate the theme, and move on if you can't work with it. Also eat real food. Fruits, vegetables, meat, etc.
Two Scoop Games@TwoScoopGames
Many voters will only play web player/ #html5 games, be sure to export for web if possible!
Friday night was a huge success!
20 local developers from southern Indiana, Lexington, and our own Louisville based GameDevLou crew showed off their latest work to a big crowd at Zanzabar in louisville.
Zanzabar is a great spot here in Louisville that is known for having a multitude of awesome retro arcade cabinets and pinball machines.
The event was a big launch party for local studio Mommy’s Best Games‘ new mobile game ‘Finger Derpy’. Nathan and Amy Fouts (Mommy’s Best Games) had several fun activities planned, including contests with great prizes like custom Finger Derpy themed Louisville Stoneware plates!
Check out the games that were shown:
My old Kentucky Home
by: Amanda Wallace
Party Game Heroes including: the Lickening, Space Jeff, PPong, and more!
by: Matthew Hudgins
Disc Jockey Jockey
Spring Break 2033
by: Super Soul
Go get it free, Rate & Review to support local studio Mommy’s Best Games!
Download it here! (Don’t forget to Rate & Review)
Run your horse with your derpy fingers!
* New Way to Control: Tap two fingers like running little hooves. Just like controlling a canoe, only it’s a horse.
* Solo Mode: How far can you run? Dodge barrels, spotlights, turtles, cars, drums, and more!
* Unlock New Breeds: Each breed has its own special power such as Smash and Time-Slow!
* Upgrade Your Steed: Find Gold Roses and get Permanent Upgrades for your horse!
* Party Mode: Have your own derpy, 4-Player horse-races on a single device! 7 different tracks!
* Customize: Pick your ridiculous horse names, jersey silk styles and colors!
How horse-racing used to be, back in the good ole days.
Download it here! (Don’t forget to Rate & Review)
Local Games/developers on Local TV!
‘Out and About with Keith Kaiser’
So this early morning (and I do mean early… 4:45am!) some of us from GameDevLou had the pleasure of hanging out with Nathan & Amy Fouts of Mommy’s Best Games to be on a morning TV spot for their new game Finger Derpy! We all met at Zanzabar (where the #ChompTheBit event will be friday!) with Keith Kaiser and Eric from WDRB Fox 41 news. The shooting process for a live morning show was an interesting experience, it took place in small spurts that were sprinkled into the morning show live.
I (Alex) had the awesome opportunity to show off Stanley Squeaks and the Emerald Burrito, which is the Two Scoop Games entry for #ChompTheBit. I had no idea what to say, and nothing was rehearsed, but I think everyone did well and got across what we were trying to convey.
There are two videos up on the WDRB website now, so check them out here:
If you haven’t heard of Chomp The Bit yet, be sure to check out the RSVP page on facebook here for full details: Facebook Chomp The Bit RSVP
All you need to know about the event:
Chomp The Bit!
- Come play local games!
- Fri 2015-04-10
Play video games made right here in Kentucky and Indiana!
For one night only, come celebrate Mommy’s Best Games’ April release of “Finger Derpy” on the App Store with some home-grown gaming goodness. Game developers from around the region are bringing their latest and greatest games for you to play! For FREE!
-Open to the Public
-Lots of NEW video games!!!
-Talk to the developers and show them some love!
-Tasty Zbar food and drink available
Bring out the whole family for dinner and games.
Then have your kids drive themselves home at 8:00, so you can stay out late to drink and game with us!
6pm-8pm, all ages
After 8pm, 21 and up
Friday 2015-04-10 at 6:00pm – 11:00pm
2100 S Preston St, Louisville, Kentucky 40217
Please RSVP HERE: Facebook Event Page