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Odd bug with Unity animator state machine & new character concepts

Odd bug with Unity animator state machine & new character concepts

Kick Bot Dev Log June 26th 2017 -Alex Bezuska When playing around with new artwork we noticed that the jump animation was only actually playing for one frame, it turned out to be a tricky issue to solve but Eric was able to get that working.  Our animation for the player uses the Unity animator state machine and for some reason, making the jump state the default state fixes it. No idea why. Eric also worked on some tweaks to…

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New bots with special abilities in the works for Kick Bot DX!

New bots with special abilities in the works for Kick Bot DX!

It has been just over a week since the Kentucky Fried Pixels game jam kickoff and we here at Two Scoop Games have been hard at work conceptualizing the future of Kick Bot. If you didn’t get a chance to read our last post where I explain more about Kentucky Fried Pixels you can check it out here: Kentucky Fried Pixels! Kick Bot DX launch plan Get game up to feature-parity with the current version on Chrome Web Store and…

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Two Scoop Games cooks up a new version of Kick Bot for Kentucky Fried Pixels

Two Scoop Games cooks up a new version of Kick Bot for Kentucky Fried Pixels

For the second year in a row my game studio, Two Scoop Games, is proudly participating in the Kentucky Fried Pixels (KFP) game jam! For those unfamiliar, a game jam is an event for people who make games or want to make games to stretch their skills and creative muscles to produce a game based on a theme within a given timeframe. KFP fits that description, but has a couple of fun and interesting quirks. It is based out of…

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Cognitively Biased: #Winning the Game Within Your Own Mind

Cognitively Biased: #Winning the Game Within Your Own Mind

On Thursday, May 25th, 2017, Warp Zone hosted Louisville IxDA’s June meetup, “Biases in User Research Created by YOU!” The speaker for the event was Darren Kall, the Managing Director of Specific Clarity. He’s worked with a wide variety of companies like AT&T Bell Laboratories, Microsoft, and IBM. He spoke about a variety of different biases and how they can have an effect on research data. We all have biases. It’s a part of human nature and we wouldn’t be…

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Louisville game creators planning to travel to Richmond KY for Vector Conf 2017!

Louisville game creators planning to travel to Richmond KY for Vector Conf 2017!

Vector is a game developer’s conference taking place April 21-22 2017 (fri-sat) in Richmond KY. The conference is held at Eastern Kentucky University on April 21-22, 2017 in collaboration with the EKU Gaming Institute, the Richmond office of the Kentucky Innovation Network, RunJumpDev, and TechBase 10. Vector is a celebration of local developers, as well as a chance to network with leaders and peers in the field of game design and development. This will be Vector’s second year, and a…

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LMG Visits Trinity High School

LMG Visits Trinity High School

I recently had the opportunity to represent LMG at my alma mater, Trinity High School in Louisville, and gave a talk to the Video Game Theory and Analysis class. We took thirty minutes to recreate a stripped-down version of a Ludum Dare 35 entry, Element Undesired, created by myself and LMG board member, Cara Smith. In the Q&A session, I was reminded yet again that the largest barrier to entry in game development is still simply not knowing where to start. Look…

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Warp Zone Summer Scholarships

Warp Zone Summer Scholarships

Louisville Makes Games is sponsoring two people to become key-holding members of Warp Zone for 6 months from March 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017. By offering independent developers a way to join Warp Zone as a full member through a scholarship for free, we want to grow the pool of awesome talent and add value to existing memberships, while giving someone who may not traditionally have access to the community a key to grow themselves as a developer. The…

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Our Ludum Dare 37 Games!

Our Ludum Dare 37 Games!

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" Jam Entry by senabryer 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...

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Game Dev Industry talk Series – Joseph Baird of Third Rail Games

Game Dev Industry talk Series – Joseph Baird of Third Rail Games

Joseph Baird from Bloomington, IN visited us at Warp Zone Louisville to talk about his experience being an independent game developer working on learning games. Joseph is enthusiastic, encouraging, and approachable. I think we all had a great evening and feel more motivated having heard from this great regional developer. Joseph on the internet: Third Rail Games @brainofsteel on twitter