dot big bang v0.9.1 Is Now Live!

dot big bang v0.9.1 is now live! This version includes a vast swathe of updates spanning dot big bang’s editor, engine, tools, docs, and games.

If you’re interested in staying up to date, check out the Changelog channel on our Discord, where regular updates are published. Read on for a detailed breakdown of what’s in v0.9.1.

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Arfbot Coding Contest Teaches Game Development To 2000 Kids Using dot big bang

In the middle of 2022, we noticed many curious new creations being made on dot big bang with “Arfbot” in their title. A little investigation led to the source – a Turkish education initiative run by Dijital Çağ Atölyesi (“Digital Age Workshop”) in Ankara, Turkey.

Arda Aslan is the workshop’s founder (pictured above presenting dot big bang at various schools in Ankara). We caught up with them to find out more.

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dot big bang To Feature In ‘The Future Of Play’ Keynote At GDC 2023

The 2023 edition of GDC is just a month away, and we’re happy to share that Robert Anderberg, CEO and co-founder of ControlZee, will be appearing at this year’s event.

At ‘The Future Of Play’ keynote address, Anderberg will discuss user-generated content in gaming, including “the key technologies needed to build a successful UGC platform, including core engine features, multiplayer game editing, storage and delivery of user-generated assets, and security considerations. You’ll learn what worked for ControlZee when building their platform and what absolutely didn’t!”

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Day[9] To Stream Games Made With dot big bang At The Global Game Jam

This year’s Global Game Jam is here, and we’re excited to announce that we’ll be doing a special post-jam wrap-up stream with beloved OG streamer and friend of dot big bang, Sean “day[9]” Plott!

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10 Reasons To Use dot big bang At The Global Game Jam 

While prepping for the Global Game Jam, at some point every jammer faces the same question: what am I going to use to make my game? Well, look no further! dot big bang is a fully-featured online gamedev platform that runs entirely in a browser, on any device. It’s perfect for rapid iteration, working together in teams, and quick game-sharing.

Here are ten reasons to try dot big bang at this year’s jam. 

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How To Enter The Global Game Jam 2023 & Get Started On dot big bang!

The Global Game Jam is a great opportunity to get your creativity flowing, learn some new gamedev skills, and have fun rapidly prototyping a new game. But first things first – to take part, you need to sign up. This blog will tell you how to enter the jam, how to register with a jam site, and where to find FAQs and resources to get ready ahead of time.

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Global Game Jam Advice From Two Game Jam Veterans

Bradley Adams (Senior Software Engineer) and Heather Harvey (Community Designer) are two game jam veterans who entered the Global Game Jam using dot big bang and 2022, and ended up working here!

Based in Vancouver, Canada, they joined dot big bang in June of 2021 under their game dev pseudonyms booradley and punkerella. We caught up with them ahead of this year’s Global Game Jam to ask for some game jam tips.

Hey hey. The Global Game Jam is bearing down fast! How are you both feeling about what’s coming up?
We really enjoy game jams, so we’re super excited to jump in and get started. We have done GGJ every year since 2013 and it’s always great. Shout-out to the Vancouver organizers for doing an amazing job every year!

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dot big bang Sponsors The Global Game Jam 2023!

Global Game Jam is back for 2023, and we’re happy to announce that dot big bang will once again be the event’s headline sponsor!

The Global Game Jam is the world’s biggest game creation event. Last year, 33,000 jammers made 5,858 games in over 100 countries, taking part either virtually, or at in-person sites located all around the world. The 2023 jam is happening between Jan 29th-Feb 5th, and registrations for are open now – click here to sign up!

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‘Intro To 3D Game Development’ Course Now Available

We’re happy to share that the first free dot big bang For Education course, ‘Intro To 3D Game Development’, is now live and available for use at learn.dotbigbang.com.

This series of three lessons can be used by individuals who want to get started in learning game development, or by educators in the classroom. It aims to teach some foundational game-making skills, and includes step-by-step guides to creating voxel objects, building environments, and adding behaviors with TypeScript.

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Preston’s Diamond Dropper Is Out Now On dot big bang!

Evil Diamond Preston is back, causing carnage once more in Preston’s Diamond Dropper, a new game released today on dotbigbang.com. Fall, float, drop and dive through four fiendish levels—save Bri, and beat the giant boss!

When Evil Diamond Preston attacks their house at midnight, Preston and Bri must flee, leading to a daring descent through a series of spectacular dropper levels. Hit dive to go faster, and deploy a parachute to catch updrafts and avoid turbines, sharks and lasers as you tumble deeper down the rabbit hole. Can you survive the fall, and defeat the boss? Play now to find out!

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