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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See 10 games made in the first dot big bang Creator Incubator Program!

The first dot big bang Creator Incubator Program (CIP) is complete, and we’re happy to share the results today on our first CIP Appreciation Stream! This stream will pull together ten games people made in the first edition of the CIP program, showing off gameplay and design innovations in a wide variety of user-created games. 

The stream will happen on 25/10/22 over on our Twitch channel, at 18:00pm ET (15:00 PT / 23:00 BST). If that’s late where you are, don’t worry – you can always watch it back later here. If you’re a member of our Discord, you can also watch it there.

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Meet The Devs: Summer DeLezen, Community Artist

Summer DeLezen is a Montreal-based Community Artist who joined dot big bang this July. Her work has made an immediate impact on how things look around here, with charming new voxel objects appearing in all kinds of games, from our in-progress farming sim, to Summer’s very own Puzzle Maze.

We caught up with her to find out more, and get some voxel art pro-tips.

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Changelog: dot big bang Version 0.9

This is a full rundown of the changes in dot big bang version 0.9. You can also read an intro here that highlights some of the main items.

Game
– Hide page header by default, toggle header by clicking on orange “Doodle” face icon
– Replace game buttons with more minimal button/icon set
– Abbreviate large numbers for Likes/Comments/Views counts
– Game Error dialog now includes buttons to “home” and “discord” as well as a “rejoin” button when kicked from a multiplayer session 

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dot big bang Version 0.9 Launches Today!

dot big bang is leveling up today with the rollout of Version 0.9. This is another sweeping update, with some big changes to the Game Editor—including the addition of several most-requested features, by popular demand! See the full changelog here, or read on for a brief summary.

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