I am proud to announce that the Entertainment Factory is finally available as an alpha release. I will be streaming it randomly here and there as my new year schedule gets worked out.
Here are my personal likes and dislikes about golang as I learned it and wrote a small microservice in it these past couple weeks.
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As some of you may know, I was doing the Utah Terraria Survival Challenge for several months (you can check the highlights at https://www.twitch.tv/vazor222). That finally wound down to a finale and then the group decided to go for Stardew Valley next. Eventually teams were formed and a format was decided, and I'm happy to announce that the first session was a success! I wish I could have been on multiple teams at once but I think the race and format we have now is good. Thank you to Califer and Sky and KittenGiggles for helping organize and to all of the team captains for rallying their teams!
Without further ado — the Utah Stardew Valley Challenge inaugural session results!
Congratulations to Team Beutimus for deepest mine depth and most per-person money earned (2 people) and being tied for furthest bundles!
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Been streaming more; I have some successful highlights to share.
Utah Game Designer Interviews — Enemby Games
Utah Terraria Survival Challenge — May 2018
I also have some multiplayer games, if people want to play while I stream, let me know and we can find a time. :)
Ultimate Chicken Horse
Jackbox Party Pack 3 and 4
...and several others, ping me to check. :)
During Hive Ignite Week at www.utahden.org a couple weeks ago I hosted the Interactive Jam.
You can check out the details and watch a video of the final presentations.
I was planning to just supervise the whole weekend but as I'm finding is more commonly the case I was pulled into a team. The Covert Culture project was fun and interesting since I got to learn about integrating 360 video, and making something in VR with look-to-select mechanics.
Party Cards - https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/party-cards
Vacuum Catastrophe - (warning the music may be a little loud) http://vazor222.com/VacuumCatastrophe/
In other news, GGJ went pretty well (my team's game is here: https://globalgamejam.org/2018/games/stranded-planet-zero) and the new IGDA workshops are off to a great start. The next one is here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/utah-igda-programming-planning-workshop-tickets-43321756540
I also got invited to be a Twitch Affiliate! https://www.twitch.tv/vazor222 I am thinking about a new schedule and set of programs and content for subscribers. Comments or ideas welcome!
So yeah, exciting stuff. As always if you have any questions or want to contact a game developer in Utah, feel free to comment or ping me on twitter!
A quick update, I have been really busy with work and a new deadline we are working towards.
I also finished https://vazor.itch.io/part-pacifist and won an award (Best Use of Tech)!
As many of you know, I work on putting together events for game developers in the Salt Lake City area. Lots of progress has been made on the new location for Global Game Jam. Check out the new venue and sponsors here: https://globalgamejam.org/2018/jam-sites/ggj-usu-center-women-and-gender
Also coming together is Utah Game Developers Choice Awards: https://docs.google.com/document/d/169mvZRnUIdHD4XmowLIFJjWWYaap_HaDVPYR2XVoZSU/edit?usp=sharing
And finally this weekend is Extra Life: https://t.co/fTYLY9G5e9
Streaming has been fun, you can find some locals in the TwitchSLC community. Here is a video of the last Utah Terraria Survival Challenge as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP4rEa4ta2Q
This year's Anime Banzai was nice, my panels went well, and we overall had a good time.
Also of note I have been selling pretty well on fiverr if you want to try some of my services: https://www.fiverr.com/vazor222
As always feel free to comment or find me on twitter https://twitter.com/vazor222 and see you next time!
good: talk to everyone, have a purpose, http://publishingplus.funplus.com
paying for people and not keeping them on task
using tools that are not yet mature
make sure you understand your budget
not budgeting/planning for marketing
is it fun
can the team do it
will it build a following
crowdfunding? try: fig.co
Also I started Water Polo as a new main hobby because I believe it is the best exercise for me. Doing something fun, being active, and playing a game. It gets a little competitive (got hit in the face with a ball this week) but I can forgive that.
Anime nights were going for a while but the shop closed down. Banzai is coming up and I'll be doing panels for it. If you want to help let me know!
Party Cards is still going but the following and momentum from Gaming Con didn't transition well to bgg blog. May have to give up on it but if it wins an Ion Award maybe a publisher will pick it up.
I am working on a card game that was inspired by something my friend Ian said at the jam. I am also working on a feature for the freespace open project. Later this year I plan to make something that will allow peers to rate interest in ideas and projects and yearly goals for me to focus on in the future.
Here are the games that were made at the jam.
Also I started a new livestream, Ask Vazor which you can find here:
Feel free to post about your creations to celebrate today! #222day
Here is the game I worked on with two other people: