Casually wondering how to make more real-instrument analogues in #pico8
we managed to use the undocumented reverb features to make credible marimbas and chimes, but we still don't know how to make a recognizable violin or strummed guitar...
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The Fourth (!!) Annual Games Writing Jam is Imminent!!
Join us in imagining a future of videogames, games writing, games culture, that is whatever you want but PLEASE anything but more of the same! Submissions open Feb. 14-22!
Wee tippino I haven't seen anyone share for a while: if you're sick of bots following you put #nobot in your profile and they should leave you alone.
sexism in tech, gitlab
welp, Gitlab are officially scumbags. don't work for them, don't buy support from them, this is gross as hell.
rx, the minimalist pixel editor v0.4.0 is out! 👾
Linux binary: https://rx.cloudhead.io/#binaries
* Command history with <up>/<down> arrows
* Command-line <tab> completion on files and directories
* New command `:wq` to write and quit
* Much lower CPU usage when no user input
There is literally nothing edgy, metal, or counter-culture about sarcastic/joking/embodying white supremacy, capitalism and patriarchy because it's literally just a regular Tuesday.
Decolonization, Capitalism, Video Games
Decolonizing Games - questioning Western imperial capitalist propaganda and super-story behind the looting, killing and strip-mining of indigenous people in RPGs et al.. One of the best game analysis videos I've seen, (also a shout-out for Neofeud in there!)
Dear pundit: if you want your games to be discoverable, maybe don't keep them exclusive to Steam, a platform that's actively sabotaging you in favor of a few big names. Try Itch. And talking to people. https://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/SimonCarless/20200127/357230/The_State_Of_Game_Discoverability_January_2020.php
btw if anyone else is doing this, this is a lovely reference: http://www.songho.ca/opengl/gl_projectionmatrix.html
instance meta, new emoji
from Super Mario Bros. 2
from Sylvie's Pineapple Arena: https://www.glorioustrainwrecks.com/node/11776
(It occurred to us that we could pretty straightforwardly give text descriptions of on-screen content for our Secret Game Project if #pico8 supported it, but we don't want to propose anything to Lexaloffle without at least giving them a lead on how to do it.)
(Also, if PICO-8 already supports it, please tell us so we can implement it in our game.)
Aaaa I forgot to mention the 'Fictional Games' event on Glorious Trainwrecks:
'This is a game jam about games that do not exist or currently do not exist. [...] This game jam is heavily inspired by The works of Jorge Luis Borges and Stanisław Lem, so feel free to peruse their fictions. Suzanne Treister has also made some beautiful fictional video game stills.'
Make a game without actually making the game.
I just found this software to model your apartment in, and I'm just blown away by it. It's GPL3, and packaged on NixOS.
You can even walk through the flat and open doors!!
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