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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 19 May 2022, 01:16

Worth knowing about Discord... it's not super good. :|

You should probably consider using Signal instead. (Though not well suited for community stuff sadly). Smaller and private things are better suited currently
https://signal.org/
Signal on Trusted Reviews
https://www.trustedreviews.com/news/is- ... fe-4129801

For community there is Guilded as a great Discord alternative!
https://www.guilded.gg/


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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 19 May 2022, 09:32

Worth knowing about Windows 11. It's not pretty.

Personally I am crossing fingers SteamOS will be the next big thing in time. Atleast it will play a significant role in pushing open source in to the main stream. Which should be a high priority for our collective future.

Adding a note: Also Steam is still just a license you get for a game issued by a large corporation (Valve, which I generally like). But not actual ownership. There we would have to use www.gog.com I hope it will gain more traction. But the competition is steep. 😬



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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 20 May 2022, 10:37

I guess we have en official release date for Gerdie!

September 1st for PC (Steam) and Switch if you are the story game type.


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Free open source 2D vector editing software Inkscape releases version 1.2.



Download Inkscape 1.2
https://inkscape.org/release/inkscape-1.2/

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 23 May 2022, 13:40

A bunch of new video talks has landed on the Nordic Game vimeo page following the event in Malmö last week.

Also Returnal from the Finnish Housemarque took home the award show big time. No awards for Denmark in this round!
Otherwise I had a splendid time at the conference talking to old friends and colleagues. You could certainly feel the budget had been toned down broadly compared to previous years after 2 years+ of corona stuff. Understandably so. So it was not as fancy with gala dinner and what not this year.
Epic had a large booth on the show floor. Unity was not present interestingly enough.
I only spotted a single Danish game being displayed in the indie booth area.
Skipped out on the party.. 2 hours of waiting, it was raining and people was kicked out of the venue and I was tired so I just went home. That could have went more smooth (Or I am just too old ;) ). But I had a fun day regardless!

Oh yeah.. I only saw one talk! The Ste Curran one. It was ok! Otherwise I was constantly bumping into people I needed to catchup with. Didn't even get to talk to everyone I know. :cry:

The new host Maria Mejerwall did a great job.

Talks and vids from Nordic Game goes here
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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 24 May 2022, 12:28

Grats to SYBO (and KILOO while they were still partners of the game) for 10 years of Subway Surfers! 🥳🎉
This month takes place in Copenhagen where it all started!


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Copenhagen based Mood Visuals has updated their artstation profile with their latest (amazing) work on Horizon - Forbidden West.


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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 25 May 2022, 23:43

Italic was the only DK team showcasing their game at Nordic Game. Developers of the point and click adventure Midnight Girl.
They wrote about their experience and a few good tips in a Twitter thread.

I think they forgot to write how good postcards are at covering up coffee stains on the table. 😅👍 works!
Also someone took at spyshot of me and Thomas talking. 🕵️‍♂️ Update: Actually a Sony guy.

Read the thread here:

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 25 May 2022, 23:59

Youtuber MadMorph playing our game Gerda - A Flame in Winter. Developed by PortaPlay.

I did art stuff. Environment, light, particles, post fx, shaders, 3d art on a lot of scenes. 'On a budget' and not having a crazy amount of devtime on it compared to many DK productions running on their 5+ year cycle. Also it has to run on Switch (Which is pretty low end hardware).

So far the story gamers seems to like what they see. It's not really my type of game. Still rooting for double jump, dashing and pick up coins. 😅🤞😉

Gerda - A Flame in Winter gameplay video

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 26 May 2022, 19:10

A quick recommendation of non-game entertainment.

LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS VOLUME 3

It's sooooo good! Loved season 2 as well. Give it a spin!

Hard to pick a favorite episode. But Bad Travelling directed by David Fincher is probably it.
Mason's Rats was also really noice! And Night of the Mini Dead. There are just so many damn good shorts!

Also the short format is really awesome. It forces the writer/director to be sharp and to the point in their characters and story, While being able to take risks beyond the usually watered down low risk Hollywood feature format. It's refreshing! At least in this best of the best case scenario produced by super talented people with sizeable budgets. ;)

LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS VOLUME 3 trailer

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 26 May 2022, 23:00

KnightOut from 2nd Studio in Viborg gets a Switch release!

After a successful fig campaign in 2017 they have been in Steam early access since 2020. Sadly only to low sales and mixed reviews. :cry: Looks like a game that could be fun in local MP in theory! But I have personally not taken it for a spin just yet. Mixed reviews and no demo scares me away with the current price point. Though I have been having the game on my lengthy wishlist (argh!.. fairly close to 400) :rolleyes for a while.
Sounds like they will be leaving early access but it has not yet materialized here. But soon I guess! :)
Adding: 3rd of June 22 it is! 👍
Grats on the release regardless!


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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 27 May 2022, 00:16

BetaDwarf has a free give away of their prolouge of Project F4E.
https://betadwarf.com/f4e/

Bioshock The Collection is free for a while.
https://store.epicgames.com/en-US/bundl ... collection

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New Worlds Emerge
- an exhibition about video games

Udstillingen åbner d. 25.06 til 04.08 2022

NEW WORLDS EMERGE handler om videospil, tilblivelsen af nye virtuelle verdener og de unikke oplevelser der opstår når spillenes fantasifulde og forførende scenarier folder sig ud.


https://www.dgibyen.dk/da/kultur-aktivi ... erge-2022/

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 27 May 2022, 10:13

Golfie developed by Triheart Studio (DK) has launched on Steam Early Access!
Published by Yogscast Games.

Grats on the release! :)

Adding: So far there are only positive reviews. So that's great! :)
Suggesting adding multiplayer local+online, a game editor and Steam workshop integration,




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Nice greeble technique in Blender for curved surfaces


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Uh gaaaawd! That's some sexy animation/vfx/design work on thouse Horizon characters.


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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 30 May 2022, 23:29

Lengthy breakdown of the rendering of Elden Ring (Rendering nerds only I guess)

http://www.mamoniem.com/behind-the-pret ... lden-ring/

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 31 May 2022, 10:53

DK release of student project BORE-DOME developed by Goblin Rage. A couple of guys who met during studies in Denmark.



There is a free demo if you want to take it for a spin. It's very hipster!

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 31 May 2022, 21:07

So one of the former interns from work, Victor Breum from the Filmschool and his team has gotten a release date, trailer and a Steam page ready for the 'mind detective' game Mind Diver. It will be releasing in 3 weeks on the 22nd of June 2022.
It's using "mushy" lowres photogrammetry as a visual aesthetic.




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Some of the latest advances in machine learning featured on Two Minute Papers.. crazy stuff!




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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 01 Jun 2022, 14:07

Well ok!.. SteamOS 3.0 on Desktop is a thing now!

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It is done by installing the SteamOS variant HoloISO.
HoloISO can be found on Github here:
https://github.com/theVakhovskeIsTaken/holoiso


It's not perfect just yet but a massive leap ahead! Would also be nice with an official Valve SteamOS for Desktop.

And Nvidia GPU's are NOT supported properly just yet. So that's a bump on the road. But I'm sure something is on the way. I hope atleast! :)

Windows is in Trouble... SteamOS 3.0 on Desktop

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UNF Game Development Camp 2022

Fredag d. 22. juli - fredag d. 29. juli
Syddansk Universitet, Campus Odense, Odense M

Det er >sidste dag< for tilmelding i dag.

https://game.unf.dk/ansoegning/

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 04 Jun 2022, 08:57

DK release I missed last year.
Transpire by Rumme Games.

Cheap and short. It seems like the relativly few players who played it had a great time. 😊

Transpire trailer


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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 04 Jun 2022, 21:46

DK project SpellRogue developed by Guidelight Games (two guys strong indie team I think) now has a steam page and another playable plus a new trailer!





PC build 0.7.7 is avilable here
https://developer.cloud.unity3d.com/sha ... W19-xidKVO

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 05 Jun 2022, 13:58

Quick recommendation of this action puzzle base dungeon crawler Dungeons of Dreadrock.. it's just damn great! :D
My only real gripe is the D-Pad is not supported on gamepads making gamepad support a bit iffy in this particular game. With some external tooling around I guess you can config it properly. Otherwise a keyboard is fine.

Also it's super cheap at the moment on Steam.. It's also out on various platforms Switch and free on mobile.
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dungeons- ... 1560875528
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... l=en&gl=US
https://www.nintendo.com/store/products ... ck-switch/

Give it a spin! It's super addicting! Juuuust one more level. ;)




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