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.

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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Listen Up: New Sound & Music Library Now Available!

The dot big bang sound library got a big upgrade today with the arrival of a massive selection of new sounds and music. 

The update includes 5,000 sounds for all kinds of actions, scenes, and situations, including whooshes, footsteps, impacts and explosions, UI clicks, animal and ambient sounds, and many more. There are also ten pieces of music to add atmosphere to your creations.

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Join The dot big bang Combat Game Jam, Starting Today!

Welcome to the dot big bang Combat Jam, a super-fun two week game jam that starts today!

Between May 8th-22nd, you’re invited to create your very own combat game. Using this readymade Combat Example game as a starting point, this is your chance to go wild and create a combat game all of your own. All games have a chance to be featured on the homepage, and we’ll play our favourites live on stream after the jam!

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Changelog: dot big bang v0.9.2 – A Substantial Game Editor QoL Update

We’re happy to announce the release of dot big bang v0.9.2! This substantial update includes some new Game & Voxel Editor functionality that’s been making our Community Engineer team very happy.

Highlights include some new Game Editor features, such as copying properties – particle systems, for example – from one component to another. You can also now search an entity’s components, allowing you to quickly locate specific scripts on an entity. Voxel artists will be happy to see a new color picker in the Voxel Editor that includes saved colors, complementary color suggestions, and the ability to import the palette from a voxel object.

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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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