dbb x GGJ: Making A Game In 48 Hours

Game jams are a great avenue for established and aspiring game devs to learn, grow, and experiment. They providing the framework and motivation needed for quick iteration, working in teams, and focussed bursts of creativity and productivity. With this in mind, dot big bang Community Engineer Ashley Koett entered the Global Game Jam this year. The resulting game is “ESP”, a ‘single-player co-op’ puzzle-platformer on the jam’s theme of ‘Duality’ (play it here). We caught up with her to find out about how it went, and what unique qualities dot big bang brings to the table as a game jam platform.

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dbb x GGJ: Devs try out dot big bang at the Global Game Jam

Dot big bang’s sponsorship of the Global Game Jam 2022 resulted in some talented creators using dbb for the first time. The jam saw lots of people learning the UI, trying out the scripting system, and building games from scratch in just 48 hours.

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dbb x GGJ: How dot big bang sponsored the 2022 Global Game Jam

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks here at dot big bang. As dbb’s dev team worked away on their core tasks of making games, helping creators, and developing new tools, it turned out that we’d suddenly and spontaneously sponsored the biggest game jam in the world.

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Introducing: Battle Heroes, A Chaotic New Multiplayer FPS

Battles Heroes is a brand new chaotic multiplayer FPS on dot big bang. Hop onto a public session, or use the share button to invite friends – then smack ’em with rockets!

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An Introduction To Scripting In dot big bang

The first version of User Scripting with Typescript went live this week on dot big bang, opening up a lot of new possibilities for creators. We caught up with Lead Community Engineer Charles Palmer, aka meheleventyone, to talk about what this means for the platform, and what the future holds.

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Introducing: Template Toys

Building games in dot big bang just got easier with the arrival of Template Toys!

This set of super-useful premade objects is now available to drag ‘n’ drop into any dot big bang game. The Template Toys include trampolines, launch ramps, checkpoints to respawn players mid level, a jukebox, a flower gun, and lots more. Creators can easily adjust values such as launch and bounce distance to send players to new heights in their dot big bang creations!

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Meet Charlie Dean, Community Engineer

We caught up with dot big bang Community Engineer Charlie Dean to find out how the Hub World fishing mechanic came together, what choices were made, what challenges it presented – and what makes designing games fun.

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