Starting this month, we’re launching a new series! Each month, Rachel will be creating an open source game (with creative commons art), taking input and suggestions from the community. There will be streams and edited videos about the process of making these games, and the source code will be publicly viewable up on GitLab! For[…]
This year for our internships Rachel is training a group to make Visual Novels with the RenPy engine! It has been a lot of fun, and each person is working on their own unique games. Through the process, they’ve been learning about Python and RenPy, as well as how game art works, drawing their own[…]
Tomorrow, it will be two weeks since the U.S. election. Many of us have been moved to protest, contact our representatives, donate to organizations that support justice, and reach out to support those who are afraid. We’re afraid, too. On an individual level, we can each do our part, but sometimes it doesn’t feel like[…]
During the month of August, Rachel built and presented a lesson on introductory game development using MIT’s Scratch to groups of girls in Kansas City and Wichita. Rachel taught the girls to make Pickin’ Sticks, and the girls expanded on those games and made it their own! A lot of the girls were excited to[…]
We’ve got an alpha build up and running for Fin ‘N’ Kit! Now we need some testers and feedback! What is it? Fin ‘N’ Kit is an arcadey “runner”-style game that includes Fin and Kit, whom you control independently of each other. They need to collect trinkets and avoid obstacles to get through the levels.[…]
This week we’ve wrapped up another game development course taught here in the Kansas City area! The students learned the basics of the Lua programming language and the Gideros Studio program in order to make simple video games. The students were given a DVD case with a CD of the course content, sample code, and[…]
You can now download the demo for Merri: Language Fantasy’s new Miner mini-game! The full game will eventually be available for Android devices, but this demo is currently just for Windows PC (or Linux, if you run it in Wine.) Please try it out and let us know what you think! If you are interested[…]
We are currently looking for translators for Merri: Language Fantasy, and while Esperanto at least will be available in the standard version of Merri, we have been asked about having other conlangs available in the game. With that, let’s at least plan on making a free offshoot of Merri: Language Fantasy, dedicated to conlangs. It[…]
Working on game programming over the weekend, and set up a bank account during the week.
A new vlog about creating a startup game development company in Kansas City, KS.