Doctor Popular & Team • Docpop
Built in HTML5, Knifetank is compatible with recent versions of Safari. Use the WASD keys to move; click the mouse button to fire; and switch on all the blocks on to move to the next level. It was created by Doctor Popular, Lilia Markham, Crashfaster, Mike Hales, Erik Swedberg and Brian Cronin. Read the dev diary!
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Just one week to go in the Chiptune Game Development competition! To recap: We're joining with Safari Books Online, the massive online library of technical know-how, to honor the mighty chiptune. All you have to do is pick out a great game-style chiptune that has no game to go with it, then make the game.
Of course, if you love Python or Unity or Locomotive BASIC, don't let us stop you.
You have until July 5 to complete your game. If that feels like a tight deadline, remember that games don't have to be epics! Vignettes are welcome. Check out the prizes in the original announcement.
• Doctor Popular writes about the progress his team's made on their entry, and posts a screenshot. "I spent 10 hours at Noisebridge yesterday working with some very talented friends on an entry for BoingBoing's chiptune inspired video game challenge. Our game, "KnifeTanks", mashes pixel art and chiptune sounds with hand drawn assets and kazoos." You can keep up with Docpop here.
• Some more musicians added suggestions from their chip and chip-style ouvres: check out the tunes from Dektonic, Daniel Merrill, Golab and Beta to the Max.
• Don't forget about the 30 days free access to five game-dev titles from Safari Books Online. Read the rest