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Developpers need sport

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Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 1:52 am

Around 40 developpers, graphic designers and sound designers joined our Real World Gathering in Tours.

And of course, after a while, this many people get slightly overexited… We had to organise a Capture the Flag, to tire them a bit down 😉

Developpers need to practice somesport !

Developpers need to practice some sport !

Sports aside, it looks like we will have a nice edition down there ! We have 5 teams + 2 solo working on video games, and 1 team + 1 solo working on boardgames.

I can’t wait to test them all !

You can follow us at @LDTours37, or check our twich stream.

Real World Gathering in Tours : it has just started

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Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 3:09 am

Joy of our first games ever !

Yesterday, we had our first preparatory workshop for LD 38 : 2 hours to learn how to make a game with construct 2 (for beginners). We were 11, from very different backgrounds (ranging from a 14 year old kid and his mother, to students in development, or some graphic designers). Just look how pleased they looked, when after 50′ their first game ever came to life :

Joy of his first game created ever

Joy of his first game created ever

I can’t wait to see what will come out from 48 hours production !

We have got 4 more workshops to go : discovering our local Fablab, graphics in video games, creating a point & click with adventure game studio, and finally, musics and sounds in video games. Those workshops are free, and open to everyone. And there still are some seats available 😉

More information here

Or follow #ldtours37


Preparing our Real World Gathering in Tours (France)

Posted by
Saturday, April 1st, 2017 11:30 am
Paper, code, screen, the most basic tools.

Paper, code, screen, the most basic tools.

As some might have read there, we are preparing our second Real World Gathering in Tours. And to be honest, it is getting really exiting : so far our 20 seats for kids are booked. And graphic designers, musicians and developers have proposed to help them creating their own games!

It also seams that we will manage to group around 40 people covering a wide skills range, from graphic designers, to artists, developers, makers or board game designers. I can’t wait to discover what crazy projects will come out of this !

A showcase on Friday night, to start dreaming

As we might be quite a large number of participants who have never met each other, on Friday night (the 21st) we will organise a showcase to get to know eachother (and start dreaming) : everyone will be invited to show its previous productions : boardgames, odd electronic devices, drawings, and video games of course ! You can bet, that it will only be a beginning, as we will order tons of pizzas… But that’s another story 😉

Five workshops for beginners, and the others…

We also want to welcome beginners. So from the 10th to the 19th of April, we organise 5 workshops opened to everyone (whether they take part to the gathering or not) to learn and share about game creation :

  • Creating a platformer with Construct 2, for beginners. Tuesday the 10th – 7pm
  • Discovering the FunLab and its crazy machines. Wednesday the 11th – 7pm
  • Graphics in video games, a workshop to share our knowledge. Thursday the 12th – 7pm
  • Creating a point & click with Adventure Game Studio, for beginners. Tuesday the 18th – 7pm
  • Sounds and Musics in video games, a workshop to share our knowledge. Thursday the 12th – 7pm

Still some seats left…

There still are some seats left for the gathering and the workshops, so don’t forget to register if ever you wish to join !

And don’t forget to follow #ldtours37 for more news about our gathering !

LD 38 : Real World Gathering in Tours (France)

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Monday, March 13th, 2017 10:27 am

We are back… with a revenge !

Real World Gathering in Tours for LD#38

Real World Gathering in Tours for LD#38

Last August we organized our first Real World Garthering.

We were 15, built 5 teams, released 6 games. Some people travelled a few hundred kilometers to joins us, and it was incredibly warm (I have had 6 BSOD due to over heating…), but it has been a great experience ! So, we have decided to do it again.

But as we enjoyed it so much, we really want to open the event to even more people, and have more fun !

Ludum Dare for kids

On saturday afternoon, we will organise a Coding Gouter (Coding Snack) : graphists and developpers work with kids to make simple game in 4 hours. And if the parents agree, these games will be posted on Ludum’s site (with a proper explanation, that they have been made by kids), so the kids will be proud of their products ! Of course, I’ll encourage you to play and review these games with kindness.

Game creation for non-developpers

Last edition, we hopped that gaming tools (such as scratch, puzzle script or inkle writer) would allow non-developpers to easilly take part to the competition. But it has been more difficult than expected. So this year, to allow more people to join the party, we are opening a Board Game section. But, you know, the sky is the limit ! So we teamed with our local Fablab to push print & play even further, and allow participants to create wacky figurines or odd gaming contraptions that anyone will be able to reproduce at home !

We can’t wait so see what will come out that event…

Come and join the party !

So if you are in France between the 21th and 23rd or April, make sure to join us !

Or follow us on twitter at #ldtours37



LD#36 – Real World Gathering in Tours

Posted by
Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 5:19 am

Visiting the Chateaux de la Loire ? Meh…

Do something actually fun : Real World Gathering in Tours

Pixel Perfect by ElefantCat, 2016

You are living or travelling in France ? So join us at our Real World Gathering in Tours !

Drop your computer in a former industrial building, lay your sleeping bag among thriving start-ups, get inspired by the odd chirps of our fablab, and drink a lot of coffee ( a lot !). But be warned : the place is still under heavy construction, same as your games !

We would  be thrilled to welcome travellers ! But there are only 30 seats available, so don’t forget to register, read more here, or comment.

Follow us at #LDTours37.
Also as bonus, here is a 360° visit of the place 😉

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