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#UpYourGame June 9, 2015

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.


Chomp The Bit promo on local tv!

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Finger Derpy  Chomp The Bit WDRB Fox 41 Keith Kaiser Promo Zanzabar GameDevLou Mommy's Best Games

Stanley Squeaks  Chomp The Bit WDRB Fox 41 Keith Kaiser Promo Zanzabar GameDevLou Two Scoop Games

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:


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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!
  • Zanzabar
  • Fri 2015-04-10

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!!!
-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

Get Directions

Our Global Game Jam 2015 Games!

Cops Run!

by Chris Bellow,Martin Reimer

Cops Run! by Chris Bellow and Martin Reimer

Run from the Cops and don’t get nailed by their flying donuts of death(right now donuts don’t do any damage so you will be safe)!


by Anthony Quisenberry,Joey J Andrews,Jonathan Frazier,Rex Soriano,Wes Wright
GO MAN! by Anthony Quisenberry,Joey J Andrews,Jonathan Frazier,Rex Soriano, and Wes Wright

Run and dodge obstacles by rolling. Watch out for traffic cones and glass handlers!


by C Daniel Waddell, Chris Nash, Kurt Taylor, Kendra Waddell, Kyle McCormick

Oiram by Daniel Waddell, Chris Nash, Kurt Taylor, Kendra Waddell, and Kyle McCormick

This is a game that takes the classic side scroller and flips it. You have just rescued the princess and have to figure out what to do now. I recommend getting out of the dungeon.

Save the Date

by Mint, Allen-Michael Brower, and Julian Sterling

Save the Date by Mint, Allen-Michael Brower, and Jurian Sterling

Be the matchmaker for the shy Sheila as you travel through time to make sure she meets the love of her life, Gertrude.

The Day the World Changed

by Two Scoop Games
(Alex Bezuska, Eric Lathrop )

The Day the World Changed by Two Scoop Games

The Day the World Changed is a somber reflection on the troubles a new baby can bring to a family and how it can affect the whole community. Controls: left/right arrow keys

Watch out for PartySquatch

by Roaring Cat Games
(Barry Rowe, Loi LeMix, Mike Revel )

Watch out for PartySquatch by Roaring Cat Games

As a camping enthusiast, you encounter a grumpy, suspicious park ranger who’s watching you closely for any slip ups. He wants a pristine park! Unfortunately your campsite is frequented by PartySquatch himself. What do you do now? CONTROLS: ASWD or ARROWS to move (you can only go up on trees) F to pickup/drop items

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: 


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!

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

Sunday, July 20th Meeting Recap

Today we met at Velocity Indiana and had some new members attend.

The major thing we accomplished was to get a GameDevLou directory page, and a current game projects page set up. We set up the people who attended the meeting, so if you missed it and want to get added, follow the instructions from the mailing list.

Alex finished up a version of the GameDevLou logo suitable for stickers, and many people pitched in to place an order of 100 high-quality Sticker Mule die-cut stickers. They should arrive in time for the next meeting.
Game Dev Lou Stickers Ordered

Mattie showed off a game called Pivvot, and also streamed some of The International DOTA 2 competition while trying to explain the game to us.

Nick Branstein made it to his first meeting, and showed off his game Fat Baby Dragons: Tower Defense.

Rex worked on Spit Ballar.

Daniel worked on his game White Mage Killed a Guy.

GameDevLou members at work

Barry and Mike worked on their game Bubble Runner as well as some back-end hosting issues with this blog.
GameDevLou members hard at work
Chris worked on some enemy AI for Solomon’s Temple as well as plans for his Villatron Mech arcade cabinet.

Robbie Cooper was working on his new platformer game using Ruby, gosu, and chipmunk.

Alex and Eric got the group to playtest the latest version of SyRUSH.
GameDevLou members play testing SyRUSH by Two Scoop Games

Sunday May 11th Recap

We met up at LVL1 sunday as usual but with an added new face. Jeff Dehut showed up and introduced himself, he is working on a board game called Pocket Dungeon Quest. He showed us his prototype and explained the rules, and what was left in his game creation process; play testing! So Mike, Eric, and I (Alex) offered to try it out. I found it really fun, and after some refinements this could be a really great 2-4 player game.

The game is a dungeon crawler where you flip tiles to reveal the map, and move around the board taking turns. Each tile can reveal a monster you must fight, an item you can draw, gold, or any combination of those. I really loved the art style as you can see here.

Pocket Dungeon Quest explosivelimes

The objective right now is to uncover the whole map without losing any party members.

Jeff gave us (GameDevLou) his only physical copy, and said he could make more. I am glad he came and hope he continues to come and work though the process with us here as support.
This is what Game Dev Lou is all about, seeing what people are working on and being there for each-other through the game-making process.

The rest of us were all working on our own projects and made some progress, but just seeing what others are doing and getting to try out great local games is the best part of Game Dev Lou for me.

Join us next time, Sunday May 25th, the day after Sigma Play Game Developer’s Conference in Bloomington IN ( Sigma Play Website )

Jeff’s twitter handle is @explosivelimes
and you can find all of his work here http://explosivelimes.com

Ludum Dare – Game Jam April 25th begins 9pm – 27th 11pm

Ludumdare www.ludumdare.com

Game Dev Lou will be participating in it’s first ever Ludum Dare event and second to date Game Jam overall with many more to come!!!

The event will be held at the LVL1 Hackerspace located at 814 East Broadway Louisville, KY 40204.

Prior to the event please be sure to: