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HEY ARTISTS and general people who are looking for creative opportunities -->

i'm sharing what might be my life's work, which is a spreadsheet of almost 400 places that hold regular open calls for residencies, shows, and funding

y'all deserve this and we gotta take care of each other. apply to things and get that support:

fediverse, recommend me a game engine suitable for a beginner to make a simple 2D game in

boosts appreciated :boost_ok:

And another new person, hi @tomisme !

If you have and questions about how the Fediverse, Masto, or this instance works don't hesitate to @ me.

The hardest part of making a game is finding a good title IMHO.
I think about a name for the Dark Fantasy Roguelike I make for days now and can't come up with something good that isn't too generic.
The game is about going into a crypt to fight an evil necromancer.

Any good ideas are very welcome.

whelp didn't get to work on my project tonight but I put out a version of that works with latest Unity so that's something

One of the best things I ever did for my creative productivity was to realize how much easier it is to edit a rough draft that has been completed than to edit it as I draft it. This goes for most all creative endeavors, not just authoring.

I think I've gotten a handle on the screen palette and draw palette of - and to celebrate, I made a little demo program showing how they work.

The left column is the screen palette, the center column is the draw palette, and on the right is a sprite drawn using these two palettes.

A while back someone posted a thread about how it super isn't cool that non-Jewish creatives constantly use The Golem, protector of the Jewish people, as a fantasy monster or robot stand-in. Since then I've been thinking about other ancient robot stories which people could use as inspiration for their stories, games, etc.

In this thread I'm going to give a brief overview of a handful of ancient robots. These stories all have different interpretations and retellings, but these are my takes.

Welcome to three new instance members!:

@packbat @selfsame @bentosmile

I think you all know how Mastodon/Fedi works, but let me know if you have any other questions!

“ is a free, simple, and anonymous audio hosting service, built to fill the space between Tumblr and SoundCloud and to provide a similar experience to Pastebin. “

Does anyone know a free and effective sound editor?

Just occurred to me today that you younger folks who have the benefit of awesome tools like #blender might not even know that POV-RAY exists.

Pretty amazing what people are doing with this stately old piece of code these days. Check out the hall of fame, I think you'll find an image or two to be impressed by!

Many years ago, when computers were crawling, embryonic half formed things compared to what we use today, this thing was AMAZING and let anyone ray trace. It was *empowering*.

Here's a flow chart of how the fediverse works.

You don't ever see all of the fediverse from one instance. The vast majority of what you see is people followed by people on your instance.

Hashtag searches are limited to that, too.

So if you want to make your bit of the fediverse good, you have to:

1) Boost cool stuff to all your followers on other instances, especially if they contain hashtags;

2) Use hashtags.

#mastodon #meta #FAQ

over the past few years I have made a whole bunch of tutorials for creative coding with p5.js and put them here: creative-coding.decontextualiz I made them primarily as notes for me to follow along with when I'm teaching, so they're sketchy in some parts (and very out of date in others). but some (non-student) folks have told me recently that they found the tutorials useful, so I'm sharing here in case they might interest the fediverse!

(btw text is BY-NC licensed and the code examples are all CC0)

Oh, aside from my website making event, there's a real neat one on GT called Potluck Party 2019, for making whatever you want!

'Make a video game, make a side dish, make a digital toy, make an entree, make a snippet of music, make a pie, make a flatgame, make a dessert, make a downloadable PDF-zine... You get the idea. Everyone has a seat at the table and all ability levels are welcome.'

@MoMartin from an artistic perspective, there's always a push to universalize the works but that in this day after colonialism and chattel slavery will always be Anglo Saxon heternormative and puritan values so.... No lol

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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