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
Aus bushfires, fundraiser jam
If you're looking for a way to donate to bushfire victims there's this jam on itch:
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Otherwise I'd recommend this gofundme for First Nations victims:
(I've raised having this gofundme included in the jam too)
instance meta, block
imvegan.fyi has been suspended for not taking action against harasser on their instance.
Was catching up on new posts on the Lexaloffle #Pico8 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87jfTIWosBw
I kind of knew the story from PICO-8 Zine #1 - https://sectordub.itch.io/pico-8-fanzine-1 - but I'm liking hearing the story retold in a different medium with different details.
Welcome @rrrffw !
Very easy to accept someone into the instance who has a game that seems to use textures from LSD
Let me know if you have any questions about how this place works, hope you like it here!
I'm gonna try to post every old skool 3D animation that I like or think is interesting in a lil tag, #oldskool3d 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
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:
It was created by the University of Milan, Italy, apparently for the 13th AAAI:
The associated publishing:
https://aaai.org/ojs/index.php/ICWSM/article/download/3262/3130/ or https://likeable.space/media/30ae595a191923a1ce84a1e0feac6a3cef5b8669f44e15535ea18c7a5594b93a.pdf?name=Mastodon%20Content%20Warnings%3A%20Inappropriate%20Contents%20in%20a%20Microblogging%20Platform.pdf or DM me for a copy.
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
Game Making Tools is a few things, but mostly a wiki for amateur game/vidcon makerers.
1/2 admin accounts, handles most of the adminy announcement stuff :)
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