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"game studies" 

"game studies" 

Saying this as a relative nobody, but if you like the work of an artist, tell them.

At a stressful time I have stumbled across old folders of stuff from fans in old art circles and am remembering how nice it was to have people say something nice? Show support? Or let you know they noticed etc.

You'll have more impact on lesser cared for artists than you know.

Instance meta, CSS 

A demo version of the 0.5 pre-alpha is now available! And it comes with an example game to help get you started creating! Download from @itchio here: #screenshotsaturday #gamedev #indiedev #voxel #godotengine

I wrote a new post about showcasing at Playdate, the LA Zine Fest, weird games, and what it means for an event like "Playdate" to lose it's name...
This is a lot of cultural criticism, and what the Playdate (game toy) means to someone like me.

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RollerCoaster Space III: Angry Kingdom - Operation Crisis It: Showdown Adventure III: The Monsters Pack

A couple months ago I helped make a game during Train Jam 2019 called Observations Oblique, a game about the difficulties maintaining eye contact. Check it out, show it to people who might not get the whole "eye contact is hard" thing.
#GameDev #games #Anxiety #MentalHealth #ADHD

boutique handheld discourse has me really wishing there was a homebrew platform that excelled at:
- cheap, widely available, open (as much as possible) hardware
- SDK + simulator that runs on anything
- large community of people hacking on it & sharing knowledge
- diverse, welcoming culture that views games as an art form, doesn't care about the boundary between "game" and other stuff

This weekend, learn Houdini! A procedural 👁 visual 💥 effects 💨 software ⌨️ with a huge potential for building game design tools.

Sunday, 2PM-4PM. Free and all ages, for beginners and up. Workshop led by


I have taught my son that opening up the inspector on any webpage and adding "contenteditable" to the body tag allows him to freely type the word "butts" anywhere on that webpage and I have a strong suspicion that this knowledge will shortly spread to his entire school

Like, if the person profiting off the game is a GGer, or the team was forced to crunch for 18 months, or the company is trying to bust unions or silence sexual harassment claims... Disqualify the game. You shouldn't be arriving at the part of the conversation where you talk about the quality.

I've created a collection on Observable with all of my Mastodon tools, in case you want them all in one place!! :heart_parrot:

hey in visual studio is there a way to change the build action/copy to output directory settings for multiple files at once
i'm getting tired of going into properties for every file in a folder i import

Also check out our new collection of open source games looking for maintenance:

Suggestions for additions welcome.
! General
Our Mattermost Team Chat is now bridged to IRC and Discord.
If your open source game project needs a nicely git integrated chat option let us know and we can set up a new team.

Would you enjoy differently-sized headings, blockquotes, code blocks, bullet point lists and other rich text features in toots on your home feed?

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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