About BretHudson (twitter: @BretHudson)
indie(Function); is in round TWO of the top indie platformers, and we need you to vote for your favorites:
Vote for as many as you like, the top ten will be featured in the upcoming issue of indie(Function);’s magazine. Thanks!
Upon reading through the LD 26 responses, I saw “April 19th-22nd conflicts with the Minnesota State High School Speech competition, which is a HUGE conflict. U kno?”, which leads me to think there might be some other game devs out in my area. If anyone in Minnesota sees this, definitely put a comment on here or send an email to Bret@indieFunction.com. I’d love to mingle with some other game devs and possibly start up a community in the area.
Thanks, hope to hear back from someone soon,
I’m here to let you all know that Game Jolt’s throwing it’s 3rd Weekend Jam this weekend and is looking for spectators and participants!
We’ll be having lots of live updates (including livestreams/screenshots/blog posts/demos) of our developers as they work on games, so it’s a good chance for you to either join in and work on something yourself with an audience watching or become part of the audience and give feedback on games that look cool. If you’re interested, take a look at the official page and check out whether you like what you see.
indie(Magazine); Issue #19 is the first indie(Magazine); issue in almost a year! Inside lies ten game reviews, an interview with Steve Swink, a new section called “Developer’s Critique” (written by Connor Ullmann this week), a review on the Fez soundtrack, a dynamic camera tutorial, and a bunch more! Check it out here.
Also check out indie(Radio); Broadcast #33, featuring an interview with Steve Swink: Broadcast #33
Hello Ludum Dare, I’m somewhat active in the IRC, but not so much in the competitions or on the site. For those of you who don’t know who I am, I’m Bret Hudson, an indie game developer from Minnesota. I run indie(Function);, an indie game development media and education group. indie(Function); primarily consists of a radio show, and a currently dead magazine.
indie(Function); is low on members right now, consisting of myself, the co-founder Ian “Halfrican” Jones, and Mike LeRoy. We’d like to revive indie(Magazine);, but in order to do so, we need a designer and possibly a few more writers since Mike and I have a hard time putting together 20-30 pages of content by ourselves. However, with the proper team, I’m sure indie(Magazine); can come back to it’s old self and possibly beat the records we currently have placed (most viewed magazine has 1,100 views as of typing this up).
Here’s a list of different positions that are available:
- Magazine designer
- Magazine writer(s)
- Social Media Helper (Post updates to our Facebook, Twitter, forum topics, RSS feed, etc)
- “Gatherer” (Finds topics to talk about, thinks up interesting topics, etc)
- Recruiter (Finds both new members for the team, as well as contacts people for interviews)
None of the above positions are pay-jobs, we currently have no income. The team in the past has always been friendly, and I can imagine it will continue to be with any new members we receive. The positions are great for experience and offer opportunities to talk to some bigger developers (past interviews have included Edmund McMillen, Alec Holowka, Chevy Ray Johnston).
If you want to preview the magazine to know what a common issue consists of, click the following link to be brought to a list of issues: http://www.indieFunction.com/magazine
Thank you for your time, and I hope to have some of you join us in bringing the indie gaming community indie(Radio); and indie(Magazine);.
-Bret Hudson ~ indie(Function); CEO/Editor in Chief
Hey Ludum Dare…ers? Dare-ies? Ah, DEAR PEOPLE OF LUDUM DARE,
Game Jolt has just released their long-time-in-beta Game Achievements API and libraries. They want the members to spread the news, and I thought I’d be the first to bring it the Ludum Dare community.
It works on most platforms (Game Maker, Construct, Unity) as well as with most languages (C++, Java, AS3). If your platform is not in the list on their landing page though, their community is really nice and they can probably help you out with making one – just have to ask on the forums. The system is stable, secure and scalable; a newly popular game – Kayin’s sequel to I Wanna Be The Guy: Gaiden – was released recently using their system. Game Jolt supports high scores for both users and guests, trophies and even data storage (which is only limited by your imagination!).
Here’s some links:
Landing page: http://gamejolt.com/…s/achievements/
Signup Page: http://gamejolt.com/auth/sign_up/
If you have any questions feel free to ask here or on the gamejolt forums in the link above!
-Bret Hudson ~ indie(Function); CEO
The survey I had posted a few weeks back is now finished! The results can be found via the link below:
-Bret Hudson ~ indie(Function); CEO
Hello everyone, I have to do a survey for my statistics class, with at least 50 people taking it. My survey is about indie game development, so what better place to ask than the LD community?
Please click on the link below to help me collect data. Thank you!