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Kentucky Fried Pixels is coming up next week!

Kentucky Fried Pixels is coming up next week!

Hi Everyone! We are really excited that Kentucky Fried Pixels, our own homegrown game jam event is kicking off in one week (NEXT FRIDAY JUNE 22-24!) A game jam is an event where you meet other folks interested in creating games, form teams, and work to make a brand new video game based on a theme usually within 48 hours! The Kentucky Fried Pixels Kickoff Jam is just that and more! Whether you only do art, only do code, only…

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Global Game Jam 2018 at Warp Zone Louisville!

Global Game Jam 2018 at Warp Zone Louisville!

Check out all of the games our community made in the latest game jam! "Brainsucking Borg Wars Extreme" by: Peach Pie Produ... Controllers only - 2 player Play Brainsucking Borg Wars Extreme "Fineage" by: Alexbezuska Eric Lathrop howdycara Transmit charcteristics of your fish to your descendants on each playthrough. Play Fineage "Knight Rider" by: awakeorchid explosivelimes Sometimes.A.Poet You are a knight who just defeated the final boss! You are on your way back to the castle to transmit a scroll...

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Ludum Dare 40 Game Jam Game Showcase!

Ludum Dare 40 Game Jam Game Showcase!

Check out all of the games our community made in the latest game jam! "CalligraTree" Entry type: Jam (team) Barry Rowe - Programming Loi LeMix - Art CalligraTree is a game about guiding a “growing” Sakura tree painting into it’s most full and beautiful form. As the trunk grows, you are able to guide the branches in a general direction, and their branches, and those branch’s branches, and so forth. Your goal is to guide the tree to its largest...

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Warp Zone Winter 2017 Scholarships

Warp Zone Winter 2017 Scholarships

Louisville Makes Games is sponsoring two people to become key-holding members of Warp Zone for 6 months from November 1st, 2017 to April 30th, 2018. By offering independent game creator 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 game…

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The history of Louisville Makes Games talk we gave at Vector Conference

The history of Louisville Makes Games talk we gave at Vector Conference

This is from a conference we spoke at in April 2017 Now that Warp Zone Louisville is one year old and the nonprofit Louisville makes games is over a year and a half old we have learned many things. None of us knew what to expect going into starting a nonprofit or a community space, we saw what others around the world were doing and followed in their footsteps. The journey has had many ups and downs but overall we…

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Kentucky Fried Pixels: Spinning out of Control with Fidget Pong

Kentucky Fried Pixels: Spinning out of Control with Fidget Pong

My name is Veronica Rivera and I am a Designer and Developer for Rise & Shine Games Studio. For the Second Annual Kentucky Fried Pixels Game Jam we had a blast creating a game called “Fidget Pong.” It is a 2 player game that is spinning out of control. We were inspired by the viral sensation of Fidget Spinners and wanted to make a simple but iconic game. Taking the classic game of pong with the new Fidget Spinner device….

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Summer Game Creation Program at Warp Zone

Summer Game Creation Program at Warp Zone

On Saturday, August 12, 2017, 11 students ages 10-16 presented games they made at Warp Zone Louisville as part of Louisville Makes Games – Education’s first six-week game creation program: We’re excited about this step in our education program and look forward to future offerings. Thank you to everyone who made this program a success! Our students! See their presentations above. Stephanie Youstra – Primary Instructor Allen-Michael Brower – Content Volunteer (Story) Alex Bezuska – Content Volunteer (Sound/Music) Veronica Rivera…

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Yes we are artists, yes we are running a business

Yes we are artists, yes we are running a business

We recently had the pleasure of hearing from Jay Kidd of Wraith Games based out of Cincinnati Ohio. We setup a remote video call with Jay and displayed it on our projector at Warp Zone Louisville game dev space. I came away with a lot of great information. Jay’s talk was live streamed and recorded on youtube. First I would like to say that Jay is an enthusiastic speaker and you can instantly tell he is passionate about both making…

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Character Iteration

Character Iteration

Working on Spherakill has taught me a lot about game design and has helped me refine my process so much. The biggest thing I’ve learned over the past year of development is hugely important though. Iteration. This is a word that if you only typically participate in game jams never usually comes up. Which was definitely where I was before starting work on Spherakill last year. From characters, stage design, and UI. Iteration is a key component to problem solving…

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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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