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Has anyone tried GDevelop? I thought it'd be a nice replacement for Clickteam stuff, but I really don't like it :(

Can't really get my head round what kinda workflow it's supposed to suit, and it's gotta be a textbook example of bad flat UI.

Trying to do a little Breakout game I coulda done in KNP in a day, but I didn't even get one screen done in that time.

text-based game idea 

Converts a subset of your file system into a Zork-like maze that can be navigated with a standard IF parser. Each directory is a "room"; ones with large numbers of subdirs and/or files get condensed into fewer and/or turned into groups like trees in a forest, tables and chairs, etc. Rather than being useful for anything (and not touching any of your actual data), the idea is more seeing a familiar structure transformed into a surreal metaphorical space.

Ratings for the 2021 autumn lisp game jam just closed!

Congrats to @selfsame who had by far the most creative game I've seen and took the #1 spot. And, to @technomancy, who managed to make the most fun and smooth game I've played on the TIC80, and won the presentation and entertainment categories.

Also, @dthompson 's submission was the bomb! Or at least the bee. And, with the help of the new executable builder for chickadee, it got to be appreciated by all the folks!

I just learned that ArmorPaint is now in early access on Android. That means between it and the Krita beta there can be an entire open source texture creation and 3D painting workflow on Android, in particular on tablets. This is very exciting!

Should've posted about this on the weekend, but there's a good grant for up to AUD$5000 for people in Victoria (Australia), that has a pretty easy application.

> funds to support planning, adapting and relaunching
work; research and professional development; products and/or skills development; exploration of
new ways to engage audiences for existing or new work; and/or, development/exploration

Acquittal isn't rigorous, so you can blag a bit :phpbb_twisted:

Any writing software you'd recommend that isn't Scrivener and not Manuscript nor Trelby? I can't with my mishmash of stuff atm.

google antitrust filing thread from 

RT Lock (with permission):

Ok so, I just read through all 173 pages of the unredacted Google antitrust filing and I have to say that either Google is screwed or society is screwed, we'll find out which.

Unordered list of fun things I learned:

- google has a secret deal with facebook called "Jedi Blue" that they knew was so illegal that it has a whole section describing how they'll cover for each other if anyone finds out
- google appears to have a team called gTrade that is wholly dedicated to ad market manipulation
- Google had a plan called "Project NERA" to turn the web into a walled garden they called "Not Owned But Operated". A core component of this was the forced logins to the chrome browser you've probably experienced (surprise!)
- Google is willing to do almost everything to prevent people from circumventing their ad exchanges
- This is what AMP is about
- Google habitually insider trades on their ad exchanges in every way you can think of and every way you can't. Too many ways to list here.
- The exchanges are also rigged so that google wins on bids where they aren't the highest bidder.
- A large amount of people inside google are aware of all of this
- If Google ever tells you some change will increase your ad yield, run. In fact anything they tell you is a lie
- Google has worked with Facebook and Microsoft to discourage them from increasing user privacy, lamenting occasions where they prioritized their reputation over their collective business interest

You can read the full unredacted document for yourself here:

Dear web archiving colleagues, is there a tool that you would recommend for creating a graphical site map? For instance, a tool that would crawl a site or ingest a WARC file and export graphviz, or SVG?

A note to remember that the #roguelikecelebration is happening this weekend 16th/17th

An annual gathering of the #roguelike community including talks and presentations from many of the #roguelikedev of your favourite #games.

Doing live streams can feel the worst, you give so much energy and then at the end there's silence and you're on your own and have no idea what really just happened.
If you want to make someone happy send them a message to say you liked their live stream

I got kinda worked up about the football, so it was a good distraction, at least.

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Just finished a very tedious wiki task (changing links to entries in the glossary to use a new template), before checking if there are any wiki-wide find/replace tools ... ... ... there probably isn't though 💫

dos-like is a programming library/framework, kind of like a tiny game engine, for writing games and programs with a similar feel to MS-DOS productions from the early 90s. But rather than writing code that would run on a real DOS machine, dos-like is about making programs which run on modern platforms like Windows, Mac and Linux, but which attempts to recreate the look, feel, and sound of old DOS programs.

Atkinson Hyperlegible font is named after Braille Institute founder, J. Robert Atkinson.  What makes it different from traditional typography design is that it focuses on letterform distinction to increase character recognition, ultimately improving readability

workshop teaching opportunity 

...beginner/intermediate/advanced p5.js oriented to our community, digital preservation and/or version control (particularly oriented to our community), more Pico-8 workshops, self-hosting with NextCloud and/or Yunohost, tabletop game development.

These are not the only topics we'd be interested in! We pay workshop instructors with a grant and support from our members as well as donations.

more info on the program:

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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!

Please read the rules before signing-up :)

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