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reverse Monster Hunter where we play as monsters and we attack hunters to protect the environment.

instead of getting better weapons from their skin, we get an improved ecosystem (more animals&plants&clear water etc.) and that makes us stronger. that's the grind, instead of bigger armour you watch your forest flourish more and more. this also attracts worse hunters, creating the difficulty curve.

Welcome to GM.S @happyfork !

Looking forward to hearing more about the game you're working on :knp_al:

Aus bushfires, fundraiser jam 

instance meta, blocks 

Don't be afraid to email a person whose games (or whatever) you like!

instance meta, block 

Was catching up on new posts on the Lexaloffle forums and stumbled over a link someone posted to a talk by Zep (Joseph White) about what PICO-8 is, how it came to be, why it is the way it is, and so on youtube.com/watch?v=87jfTIWosB

I kind of knew the story from PICO-8 Zine #1 - sectordub.itch.io/pico-8-fanzi - but I'm liking hearing the story retold in a different medium with different details.

The Shape of Space (1995)
youtu.be/-gLNlC_hQ3M

A speculative video framing the universe as potentially torus shaped or multi-mobius strip based, from the creator of Outside In

Welcome @rrrffw !

Very easy to accept someone into the instance who has a game that seems to use textures from LSD :lsd_face2:

Let me know if you have any questions about how this place works, hope you like it here!

instance meta, blocks 

I'm gonna try to post every old skool 3D animation that I like or think is interesting in a lil tag, as I go along rewatching a bunch of this stuff

Last time I post about this so as not to continually spam my instance but just want to give it one more chance on the federated timeline.

We're starting a writers group for people to motivate and critique each others work, loosely organised around meeting every couple of weeks and chatting between times. Any type of writing and any experience welcome. DM me and I can give you links!

RE the last boost about instances' public data being scraped

sunbeam.city/@puffinus_puffinu

Just wanted to post to let peopke know that this us one of the instances whose data was gathered.

⚠️ The Fediverse has been scraped, again ⚠️

Almost six million posts from 363 instances have been scraped.

"All the posts with public visibility published by users hosted on Mastodon servers [...] which support the English language" have been scraped along with their metadata, and the "policy, the code of conduct and the prohibited contents of each instance".

The dataset is an attempt at creating an open dataset for "research" into algorithms like the ones Facebook uses to identify problematic content, based around users' use of Content Warnings.

The dataset can be found here:
dataverse.harvard.edu/dataset.

It was created by the University of Milan, Italy, apparently for the 13th AAAI:
aaai.org/

The associated publishing:
aaai.org/ojs/index.php/ICWSM/a or likeable.space/media/30ae595a1 or DM me for a copy.

Related dataset:
dataverse.mpi-sws.org/dataset.

Original post:
likeable.space/objects/98fe744 @tastytea

#FediAdmin #MastoAdmin #MastoDev #Privacy #OpSec #Warning #Fediverse #Mastodon #Scraping

I personally like that people are open-sourcing messy code. that's what a lot of real, practical code looks like. "good code" is an American-dream-like illusion that is used to sell textbooks.

the basic failure of most all speculative fiction, both fantasy and scifi, is the failure to examine its societal pre-assumptions. they show worlds 1000 years in the future or the past or in a wholly separate universe, inhabited by people who, despite the presence of magic or hypertechnology & a completely different material circumstances, still basically live & think like 20th century westerners — and when they don't, it's virtually always shown as a moral or intellectual failing

does anyone have recommendations for documentaries about ancient civilizations? i am more interested in tools, culture, daily life, than aristocrats+ wars.

i would prefer radical or thoughtful points of view, rather than the usual "white dude explains someone else's culture".

game dev training resources, death mention 

let michael jordan play baseball
not because he has earned it,
but because it shall be a human right
and a human sacrament
to attain mastery and become dissatisfied
to miss the life of a beginner
and to make yourself anew
let pagliacci get depressed
let james joyce's amanuensis
reach her full capacity for rhythmic dance
let all of us write solo albums that suck
let's fuck it up

instance meta, future instance block: mastodon.gamedev.place 

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gamemaking.social

Hi! Game Making Social is a part of the Fediverse dedicated to being a well-moderated, cosy, friendly place to talk and share stuff about amateur videogame making, and everything surrounding that.

It's kinda an offshoot of Game Making Tools, which is a wiki(+) for a similar audience.

Game makers, game writers, game curators, etc. etc. most welcome!

I also try to maintain a list of not-jerk game-making communities on the wiki, which you might find interesting.

Please read the rules before signing-up :)

PS: We have Animal Crossing, LSD, and Klik & Play emoji :3