Has anyone tried Sok-Worlds in Linux/Wine? It's only $3 so I'll probably just try it, but thought I'd ask.

tinytools.directory reminded my of it, and it seems like my kinda thing. It's connected to a stock art kinda site, so it's easy to insert web junk and share your collage game things with people.

sokpop.itch.io/sok-worlds

@frankiezafe Had developed a program years ago with which you can breed shapes and color combinations. The idea comes from the 90s from Karl Sims.

Sometimes I still use it to collect graphic ideas. You can always see which algorithm was used to calculate the images. However, within a single method can produce a variety of variants.

kandid.sourceforge.net/gal_fav

@abundance Great job! Love the easy filtering.

I agree with @reed that it would be useful to have the option to view things in a single column, or neatly aligned columns.

i've tagged out 600+ open source, experimental and tiny tools by their qualities and built a new website for sorting through them!

these are all tools towards joyful digital creation, with the goal of enabling working entirely outside of proprietary systems- moving instead from one hand-made software to another.

(the list takes submissions if it is missing yours >:))

tinytools.directory

Hey! We're running a game jam on Itch that focuses on making an audio game. Audio games are games that are played completely by ear and don't have eyes as a minimum requirement! I'd absolutely love for you to join and give it a try!
And if you know someone that might find this interesting, maybe tell them? <3
We start on April 9th, and submissions close on April 26th.
More info here: itch.io/jam/no-video-jam-2

Great Tip for Linux Musicians/Producers (also handy for users of other OS): over 100 free sampled instruments in ready-to-use format 

Just discovered something really cool (and free)!
There is a website called pianobook.co.uk/ where people record and upload sampled instruments. Previously the instruments only worked in Kontakt or Logic, but someone converted over one hundred of them to the Decent Sampler format.

Here's the next bit of good news: the creator of the free Decent Sampler plugin recently made a linux vst version so this can be used natively in Linux! On the download page there is also a good tip on how to find the compatible instruments on piano book.
decentsamples.com/product/dece

Up til now, pretty much the only sampled instruments I had available to me were via running the free Spitfire LABS and BBC Orchestra through Carla (which was using Wine). That obviously took a lot of CPU. So I'm thrilled about this amazing new possibility and looking forward to downloading loads of new instruments!

(PS Sorry for the mega-post I'm a bit overexcited!)

The commissioned examples are up on the jam page and I'll also be talking about the jam at the Now Play This launch tonight! itch.io/jam/alternative-ecolog

instance meta, 2 domain blocks 

- deepnexus.link - Conspiracy stuff.
- (social.)liberta.vip - Soapbox.

Deepnexus already has a post, but liberta is a new one I think.

@CodingItWrong Dunno if this visualiser thing helps, but I saw it the other day and thought it might help someone:

quaternions.online/

@selfsame

Been trying to turn my computer into less of a hoarding machine, part of that is going through my all the shit I've bookmarked to add to the wiki and actually add it.

Lots of it I'd completely forgotten about. The best of those so far is DIN. It's a software-based musical instrument which looks really great. Like a not text-based Orca, kinda.

dinisnoise.org/

Very worth going through Youtube videos to get an idea of all the different ways to play with it.

youtube.com/results?search_que

instance meta, blocks 

Despite doing a bad job of posting about instance blocks, I wanted to make sure people know we've blocked embracing.space for their gross defence of paedo shit.

Also to catch-up a wee bit here are the last ten places blocked:

- fbxl.net
- verified.af
- embracing.space
- shitnexus.prty
- swampfoxden.com
- salastil.com
- linuxbox.ninja
- neko.airforce
- 101010.pl
- libretooth.gr

Some are the typical garbage Pleroma instances, some are conspiracy types, some are both!

death to videogames that require dedicated graphics cards to run

#books - Gregory Sholette -- Dark Matter: I really loved this book simply because it makes an attempt to really theorize why we only see the infinitesimal portion of valuable and successful work as "the art world," and how to talk about the role of the majority/the dark matter/the rest of it. The author also spends a lot of time thinking about how this mass could organize and demand changes from the mainstream art world, which interests me, though he doesn't get into the nitty gritty of that as deep as I was hoping because there are few practical historical examples. Still, really thought provoking and looks at some fascinating artistic phenomena.

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So I managed to get myself an #Amiga 600 and added all the different boards and whatnot I wanted to have on this config (more on that later), but for future ref, here is how I was using emulation with #MIDI support on a #raspberrypi until now:

moddingfridays.bleu255.com/A60

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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