Shmuproom & ShmupJam on Gamejolt

BukoStudios

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Hey All,

We have been wanting to start a thread that would be centered around best practices for creating Shmups, Shoot-em-ups, STGs etc.
Would love to hear from people who have had a go at creating them, thoughts on best practices with Stencyl etc.

Also we have a Game Jam (of sorts) running all the way through 2015.




**UPDATES**

The latest update to our Jam.
We’ve just completed wave 3.
Check out the games here..
*Please Rate These Games*
Wave 03 Games - http://jams.gamejolt.io/shmupjam03/games

Here is a compilation of the work created in wave 1 & 2. Some excellent additions. Please check them out.


Wave 02 Games – http://jams.gamejolt.io/shmupjam02/games
Wave 01 Games – http://jams.gamejolt.io/Shmuproom01/games

Jam Idea
We hope this will be the first jam of many focused on shmup creation.
For the first jam the theme is the origins of the genre - think Space Invaders, Galaxian etc.

This is to start us off easy as we consider an attempt at a shmup a month for 2015.
There is a little more information on the jam page.

The rules are fairly open for this jam.. it's not really a competition, just for fun.
Create something retro looking, modernise a classic.. If you find yourself with a free weekend, perhaps simplicity could be the key to getting in a quick submission.
You have a whole month per jam, so plenty of time.

If you are into this genre, or simply just want to give it a go, we'd love to see you there.
You might also check out our Shmup community over on deviant art the Shmuproom, which has all kinds of inspiration on it too.

Post in the comments if there is any interest on this.. or this may well end up being a solo jam. :D

About Us
We are Buko-Studios we create graphics and games professionally, and we invite anyone with an interest in shmup action games to join along with us on this Jam.
We will be offering some help where we can, with some guides, and our thoughts for creating a classic style shmup.

« Last Edit: April 02, 2015, 10:49:00 pm by BukoStudios »

BukoStudios

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Hey all, there are still 2 days left to get your entry in for #shmupjam01!
ShmupJam 01

Plenty of time to take the Stencyl invaders template: Alien Approach, switch out the graphics, tweak some variables, and put one in for the Stencyl massiv!?



There's even a crash course that will take you through the whole process.

Getting a few more people involved would be awesome!




ceosol

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Sounds like fun. Bad time for me right now, though :)

Warzone Gamez

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Sounds like fun. Bad time for me right now, though :)
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XerosXIII

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okay! i'm gonna give it a shot :)



irock

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Thanks!

I decided to make it on a whim yesterday.

BukoStudios

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Great Job @Irock!
Glad that you got one in for the Stencyl community!
We featured you on the Shmuproom and in a compilation video.

ShmupJam 02 begins!
You have all of February. Who is in?





« Last Edit: February 02, 2015, 08:38:15 am by BukoStudios »

BukoStudios

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**Shmup Jam Wave 04 is underway! Open to all!

http://jams.gamejolt.io/shmupjam04