Category Archives: Events

#UpYourGame June 9, 2015

#UpYourGame
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!
http://tinyurl.com/UpYourGame2015

Ludum Dare Live Streaming!

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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

 

Streaming schedule:

(ROOM)
04-17-15 7pm -2am!
04-18-15 9am -2am!
04-19-15 9am -9pm!

ChompTheBit Recap!

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!

Thanks again to Mommy’s Best Games, and Zanzabar for making this all possible, it was a great opportunity to show Louisville that yes, we do make games here, and they are rad!

Check out the games that were shown:

My old Kentucky Home

by: Amanda Wallace

Stash

by: Frogdice

Party Game Heroes including: the Lickening, Space Jeff, PPong, and more!

by: Matthew Hudgins

Disc Jockey Jockey

by: mildmojo

Spring Break 2033

by: Super Soul

No Limit Racing &
RUSH Wingsuit Racing

by: Zach Smith

Play local games at Chomp The Bit this Friday!

Chomp The Bit pop up arcade Zazabar Louisville Kentucky

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!

-No Cover
-Open to the Public
-Lots of NEW video games!!!
-PRIZES!
-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

When:
Friday 2015-04-10 at 6:00pm – 11:00pm

Where:
Zanzabar

2100 S Preston St, Louisville, Kentucky 40217

Please RSVP HERE:  Facebook Event Page

Get Directions

GameDevLou at Louisville Arcade Expo!

GameDevLou showed off our games at the Louisville Arcade Expo 2015 on March 8-9 2015

GameDevLou at Louisville Arcade Expo 2015


Run Jump Dev at Louisville Arcade Expo 2015

GameDevLou at Louisville Arcade Expo 2015

Mommy's Best Games at Louisville Arcade Expo 2015

We had part of a booth in what will now be called “Indie alley” at ArcadeRX, and we hope to go again and exibit next year with even more polished games and more local indies!

Louisville Arcade Expo:
Twitter: @arcaderx
Website: arcaderx.com

GameDevLou’s Eric Lathrop gives awesome talk on GameDev at Nodevember conference!

Eric Lathrop - Nodevember 2014
On Saturday Nov 15, 2014 Our own Eric Lathrop was in Nashville Tennessee, for the first annual Nodevember conference. Despite the name, the event is about all types of JavaScript, not just the increasingly popular Node.JS.

Eric was of course representing Two Scoop Games, and Game Dev Lou very well, and gave a talk called “Making JavaScript Games: From the Browser to the App Store”. In the talk he walked through the process for a web dev to become a game dev in simple and easy to follow steps, fully illustrated with great working code/ canvas examples along the way.

On behalf of GameDevLou AND TwoScoopGames, I am extremely proud of Eric, he did a great job and looked confident and kept the crowd engaged the whole time.
I wish I could have made it out to see his talk in person. But what is the next best thing?
Full video and slides!

See the full video here:

Check out his super cool slides here: Eric’s Nodevember Slides

Ohio Game Developer Expo

Here is our experiece of the awesome Ohio Game Developer Expo we just attended!







Hey everyone! Ohio Game Developer Expo (#ogde2014) was a great weekend, I am really glad to have been able to make it.


We had a huge Louisville presence there with 6 Game Dev Lou attendees!

(Game Dev Lou is Louisville Kentuckys Indie Game Dev Community)


Someone even mentioned “there are a lot of you here!” when we said we were from Louisville.




Other #GameDevKY peeps were there too, like John, Lori, and Leonard from Super Soul / Power On Games / Run Jump Dev who were showing off Super Soul’s new game Speakeasy
at their booth.


I also spotted Zon (creator of Contested Space) from Bloomington’s bignight who we met at Sigma Play back in may, and again at Free Range Arcade.





We also discovered a really good breakfast place called Super Chef’s, I would recommend it if you are ever in the Columbus Area!



The thing I enjoyed most was meeting lots of regional indies and seeing what they are working on. 



Below is a a huge group of vine videos Eric and I took while trying out the games.


Begin the Vinepocalypse!

Speakeasy by @supersoulgames our pals from lexington

The expo floor at #OGDE2014

Duck by OM games

Spikey walls by @rcmadiax

Blok Drop for WiiU by @rcmadiax

Cube Drop by TeddyGaming TeddyGaming.com

Decontamination training simulation for science/education by Brian Neibecker

Lemma immersive first-person parkour game by @et1337 on the Oculus Rift

Lemma by @et1337 on the Oculus Rift

See your hands using a Leap Motion attached to an Oculus Riftpixelsofeight.com #SideVine

Pixels of Eight by Jason Stanley pixelsofeight.com

Pixels of Eight for Google cardboard pixelsofeight.com

Help save the Dinos in Hatch-it! by @multivarious

Fallen Star by @slarrimer and Renee Chen

Black Hole Party by @devnercoulson and @bensironko

Game and cabinet by Derrik Pritchard

Forge Quest Available on Steam Early Access Windows / Mac / Linux

Rising Reign by Cold Snap Games

“Ronnie” the game by @bullock67 vote for it on Steam Green Light

Block Rock by @sideboltstudios

Playing Rally Moon Racers






I also have been compiling photos Game Dev Lou peeps took at the event, those can be found here on our flickr page: 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/gamedevlou/sets/72157648990168382/




Enjoy and let me know if you have photos you would like to add, I can give you access to the flickr account to upload them.




Eric and I also met Michael Aschenbrenner (RCMADIAX)
a Wii-U developer who we had never met before and had played our game Kick Bot on the Chrome Web Store, how cool is that?








Help Mommy’s Best Games get Pig Eat Ball on Steam!

PigEatBallBow_small_circleOur next game is Pig Eat Ball.
“Help Bow win back her freedom! King Cake has decreed whomever can win his contest will marry his daughter! –But SHE has other ideas!
As Princess Bow, take back your fate by winning the contest yourself!”

The contest involves solving puzzlish-action levels like eating all the balls in a given level. It’s tricky though because as you eat in this game, you get bigger! Eat too much and you’ll get stuck. Now it’s time to barf to squeeze through!
There will be hundreds of levels in the final game, with lots of level goals besides just eating balls. Things like dodging asteroids, breaking crates, building sammiches, racing, eating ice cream, and more!
There’s also a 4-player party mode, and a robust level editor for building your own levels.

Check out more info on our Steam Greenlight page and please VOTE for it. Every vote really helps. Thank you!
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=305804283

The game is made by Southern Indiana developer Mommy’s Best Games: http://www.MommysBestGames.com

Larry Chupacabra creates huge video featuring all of our Ludum Dare 30 games!

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Here are the games featured in this amazing video:

Relative to Scale:
http://goo.gl/yFD4nx

Afterlife Dance Party:
http://goo.gl/HN1w7l

Rails:
http://goo.gl/jbohsQ

Sneaky Nessie:
http://goo.gl/i5cCMb

Souls Card Game:
http://goo.gl/6sOIn2

L30reboot:
http://goo.gl/vuEugJ

Rover Control (GitHub):
http://goo.gl/m0XoWF

Stanley Squeaks:
http://goo.gl/9PFsr0