August Community Creation Picks

The ever-creative dot big bang community make a lot of impressive games, scenes, and voxel objects each month. This roundup shows off some of our recent favourites, picked out by the dot big bang dev team.

Be sure to drop a heart on the ones you like to show their creators some appreciation. And if you make things yourself, post them in our Discord Creator Space to enter the running for next month’s blog!

BlockBusters! by sb_television
I’m very impressed by this addictive block–breaker that was made in just three days for the Summer Jam. You detonate blocks connected by color or letter, and the twist is that new blocks drop every three turns rather than falling continuously, adding a layer of strategy and tension. My best score is 16k, but others in the team have gotten 18k and even 28k! Matching that score is my new mission in life. Bravo, sb_television! – John, Communications Manager

School Room Diorama by giuliaplayz1234
Giulia said in the comments that this is the first diorama they’ve made, and that’s impressive! They’ve included so much in the space using template toys, a lovely selection of paintings, but also their own custom sculpted furniture! My favorite piece in this is the stylish cubby drawers that have depth between the cubbies and drawers and a nice texture painted on the surface. – Summer, Community Artist

Coral Cliff by birdking
Here’s another terrific Weekly Art Challenge submission from Birdking! There are so many cool details and little creatures dotted around this space. I really like the textured rock, too. – DigitalMonkeyMaster, Community Manager

Untitled by kitty–ninja
I would love to know the name of this fun creature by kitty–ninja. It’s just so charming, from its boxy little build to its mossy details. The red eyes really stand out as well, and all of the shapes that make up its body are clearly defined and make for a strong silhouette. – heatherctrlz, Community Designer

Iceberg camp by alvinpenguin456
It was hard to choose just one of alvinpenguin456’s scenes – each of their games just does such a wonderful job of visual storytelling. I finally settled on this icy camp because of all the subtle little touches and deceptive simplicity. The vast feeling of the ice area that surrounds the scene, the broken ship, the little tents placed at different elevations, the fire and the swimming dogs. Every part of this both works well visually, and contributes to the story. – heatherctrlz, Community Designer

Adorable Fox by giuliaplayz1234
There’s so much I like about this object: the proportions are great, there’s a lovely colour palette and I really like the shading on the outline. Let’s be honest though, the eyes are especially cute! Such amazing work! – DigitalMonkeyMaster, Community Manager

1 800 RPG FIXR by niftyhat 
Who cleans all up the dungeons after people have made a big mess smashing boxes and slaying monsters? That question is answered in this fun little “dungeon cleaner”. It’s a fun premise for a game, and has some nice mechanics. – John, Communications Manager

Thanks to all these creators for their excellent work!

If you make things on dot big bang, post your work in the Creator Space channel on Discord to enter the runner for next month’s Community Picks blog. And if you’re looking for inspiration on what to make next, try the Weekly Art Challenge – all the entries are shown off at the end of the month in a custom–built display area. Don’t forget to tag your creations with #dotbigbang and #madewithdbb on social media – we’ll share our faves.

Diamond Wars Update: Get A Free ‘Preston Fan’ Skin!

Preston’s Diamond Wars gets a big update today with the arrival of exclusive Preston skins in the dot big bang Store, including one you can get for free! The new version also has the most-requested feature since launch – the ability to pick your teammate.

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Out Now: 3 New Videos About Making Games On dot big bang

Three new videos have gone live on the dot big bang YouTube channel, all focussed on helping creators learn to make games. Whether you’re picking up the dot big bang Game Editor for the first time, or ready to start building more advanced games, there’s something here for you!

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Build Your Own FPS With The Improved dot big bang FPS Kit!

One of the most common questions we get from people making games on dot big bang is: “how can I make my own FPS?” And the good news is that it just got easier than ever with the arrival of an updated FPS Kit! Anyone can use this new and improved starter game as a base to build their own customized FPS on dot big bang.

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July Community Creations Spotlight

Welcome to the dot big bang Community Creations spotlight! This is the monthly blog in which dot big bang devs and staff celebrate the community-created objects, environments, and games that have caught their eye in recent weeks. Click the images to check out each piece of work in dot big bang, and be sure to drop a like and a comment to show your appreciation!

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Mech-Over: Making A Game In A Week For Mechjam IV

Last week, the fourth edition of the Mech Jam took place – a game jam in which entrants make games featuring all kinds of mechs. Ashley and Summer – dot big bang devs you might know from their Twitch streams – made a mech-building game called Mech-Over. We caught up with them to find out about the game jam experience, and to get some tips ahead of the dot big bang Summer Jam.

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How to enter the dot big bang Summer Game Jam 2023!

Game jams are a great way to get creative and have fun learning some new gamedev tricks. Happening from July 28th-31st, the dot big bang Summer Game Jam 2023 is a perfect opportunity to test your game-making skills in a chill, supportive environment, and have a new game to show for it at the end!

We caught up with Zaz Linkous to find out what the jam is all about, and how you can get involved.

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June Community Creation Picks

The dot big bang community is a constant source of imaginative, impressive creations. From colorful environments, to detailed voxel objects and dioramas, to full-fledged games, here’s a rundown of some recent creations that caught the dev team’s eye. Be sure to drop a heart or a comment on them to show your appreciation, and share your own work over on Discord!

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