Philly Game Jam

It’s Almost Over!

2014 is almost over. What a crazy year, and TBH i’m stoked to see it go. It has been a roller coaster of a year and I’m hoping 2015 will be more like bumper cars. Anyway I’ve been working on a bunch of stuff. That monkey organ grinder game I made with Camden won first place and I got a sweet plaque. I helped make a super weird game for the Philly Game Jam where you have to play Rock Band drums to destroy Philadelphia. If you have usb rock band drums you can try to play it here.

I’m really excited about the stuff I’m working on for next year. I’m going to be organizing a video game First Friday event in Olde City Philly hopefully by February and will continue to try and push my Made In Philly logo onto everyone. Support the scene yo!madeInPhilly_01 copy But I also don’t want to jinx it or spoil too much. I will say that I’m working on a small-ish Kinect game that could get not so small. I’m also starting a procedural stealth game with Camden, but that’s super early days. There maybe some really cool pro wrestling motion capture work coming soon. And of course 2015 will be a big push for #BeatBoxing the world’s number one low poly rhythm based fighting game! Here’s some more characters as seen on Twitter dot com!

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My Monkey Buddy

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Want a free video game? Here! This month’s game jam at Philly Dev Night was kindly sponsored by our new friends over at Three Rings. The theme was ‘My Monkey Buddy’ since Three Rings just put out a mobile Super Monkey Ball game! My pal Camden and I put together a fun little game about an organ grinder and a thieving monkey. You need a controller to play, spin the left stick to grind the organ. This distracts the rich folks in the street, when they are distracted a green circle will appear behind them, then using the right stick to steer the monkey buddy, just stand behind them to pick their pockets! You have to return the money to the organ grinder to bank it otherwise if you get caught you’ll lose all the money the monkey is holding. Its a real rub your head and pat your tummy situation.

I came up with concept and did the art/animations

Camden did the programming and implementation (and sweet lighting!)

And our buddies Dare Oredipe and Dan Halma did the music and sounds! (Dare is a very convincing monkey voice actor.)

again you NEED a controller. maybe i’ll make a mobile port???

Window Version

Mac Version

Philly Game Jam 2013

So the Philly Game Jam was this weekend, my second time taking part. The theme was Ghosts of Video Games Past, not my favorite cause I don’t like making retro referencing games, we got enough of those. It was a busy weekend so me and my teammate Greg Lobanov couldn’t use the full 48 hours, so we wrapped in about 12. Anyway here is our game with sweet pre-rendered graphics.

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