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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

LMG at Humana’s Digital Experience Center (DEC)

LMG at Humana’s Digital Experience Center (DEC)

LMG presented an overview of the organization at Humana’s DEC. Following are some brief notes from the Q&A: Advice on breaking into the industry: Find game developers and game development companies on social media. This makes it easier to establish a relationship than a cold call. Build a portfolio. Finished products not necessary, but something to show time invested in learning is a plus. Examples of locally-developed published games (steam or other platforms): Zombie Party, Peach Pie Productions Pig Eat…

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Warp Zone Grand Opening

Warp Zone Grand Opening

We’re excited to announce Warp Zone’s grand opening event! Come enjoy locally-crafted video games, meet the developers, and learn how to get involved on Saturday, February 27, 6:00 pm-Midnight at 612 W. Washington St., 40202 in downtown Louisville. This event is free and open to the public. Look for further details (including food options) in an upcoming post.   Questions or comments? Leave us a note here or use one of the contact links below.

Warp Zone acquired!

Warp Zone acquired!

After 9 months of hard work and learning the board of Louisville Makes Games! and the founding members of Warp Zone have acquired a space in Louisville! The space is called Warp Zone and the team hopes to position it as Louisville Kentucky’s first and only Collaborative Game Development and Co-Working space.