A dot big bang Roadmap: 17 New Features Now In Development

There are always lots of exciting things in development at dot big bang. This roadmap will give you a glimpse at what’s in progress behind the scenes—from a sound and music library, to a terrain editor that’ll let you literally move mountains, to new social features that’ll make it easier than ever to hop into games with friends.

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Hop Back Into Preston’s Diamond Dash, Now With Re-tuned Parkour

Since Preston’s Diamond Dash launched three weeks ago, players from all over the world have been taking on the game’s tricky parkour and dizzying dropper levels.

But if you played the game on launch day, you might notice some differences now. We’ve been listening to players, and re-tuned some of the scorchingly difficult parkour.

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Meet The Devs: Bill Costello, Community Engineer

Bill Costello is an LA-based Community Engineer who started working on dot big bang in late 2020. His work includes making new games—such as the recently published Capture The Doodle—and helping out dbb players and creators on Discord, where he’s better known as JordiLaForge. We caught up with him to find out more.

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See Games Being Made In Real Time In dot big bang’s Live Gamedev Streams!

Dot big bang’s game creation engine contains everything you need to build a complete video game — in fact, all the games you see on the homepage were made using tools that are available to you right now. From making voxel objects, to building worlds, to adding unique mechanics, there’s a lot to learn for aspiring developers. 

Our development team regularly stream their process to help our creators get the most out of dot big bang. These live streams are a great way to see all of dot big bang’s tools in action, get essential tips and tricks, and learn how to improve and elevate your creations. You’ll also get the chance to offer input on in-development titles, participate in live playtesting, and have game development questions answered in real time.

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Fight A Giant Boss In ‘Preston’s Diamond Dash’, Live Now!

Get ready for Preston’s Diamond Dash, a fun and frantic new game that’s live now on dot big bang! Dodge lasers, escape fast-rising lava, free-fall through dropper levels, and collect all the gems to unlock a dramatic boss battle. Beat a deadly 100-foot lava-lobbing colossus to rescue Preston, and escape this mysterious diamond world!

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Meet The Devs: Anders Elfgren, Community Engineer

Anders Elfgren is an Sweden-based developer who joined the dot big bang Community Engineering team in March of 2022. We caught up with him to find out about what he’s working on and get some advice for aspiring game developers.

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dot big bang x Girls Make Games: “I was able to learn many amazing things!”

Last week, the first collaboration between dot big bang and Girls Make Games took place. It was a one-day workshop offering the chance to create a cyberpunk level with support from dbb devs, run by Community Engineer Ashley Koett, and it proved immediately popular.

“The workshop filled up overnight!” says Ashley. “We ended up expanding it to accommodate 45 students, and some other dot big bang devs helped me out. It was exciting to see how much interest there was, especially on our first collaboration with Girls Make Games!”

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Make your own course in Preston’s Ultimate Parkour Heist!

Anyone who’s played Preston’s Ultimate Parkour Heist will know how fun and fiendishly tough it is. But after you beat Security Level 3 and crack that final vault, we have a fresh challenge for you! We’re inviting all parkour ninjas to put their skills to the test once more – and create the most challenging parkour level ever.

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Girls Make Games x dot big bang workshop announced, signups open

dot big bang is delighted to announce a free virtual event with Girls Make Games this June 4th! The workshop will take participants through the process of designing their own cyberpunk level using dot big bang, hosted by dbb Community Engineer Ashley Koett. Signups are open now on a first come first served basis – find more info about taking part here.

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