FINALLY the next Blitzkast is here! Haven't had these properly in two months because of me fucking up. But let's do this NOW!

What?

Start and finish a game prototype within 4 hours! You can start any time you want within the blitz time frame, as long as you try not to go over 4 hours of total work. The four hour limit serves to keep the projects' scope in check. Going over is no big deal, it is more of a rule of thumb for what to aim for than a strict time limit.

Then post your doings on this month's Blitzkast thread on TIGS!

When?

On second sunday every month, from 0:00 to 23:59! Which means it's november 13th this time. Official Blitzkast Time starts at 18:00 UTC. But you don't have to be there if you can't!

Where?

At your place! Meeting in #poppenkast@slashnet

Why?

It's the perfect excuse to take a break from your usual projects and go nuts on something new and refreshing for just a short while. You just have four hours to lose...

This is not a competition. Idea is to get people active and make those games they always wanted to but "didn't have time for it" a.k.a. too lazy!

Bonus Extra challenge!

Theme: MODULARITY / WEIRD OCCULTISM
Make a finished game in 4 hours using this theme!


DO IT LIKE YOU WOULD DO IT WITH A TOUCH-SCREEN PHONE!

With love,
Poppenkast


No last month's games! :( Sorry

This month's great poster was made by Frankie <3
11 Nov 11, 18:02 - stampede - frontpage blitzkast


Super late BLITZKAST MONTHLY VI! Oh boy are we late this time? OOPS.

What?

Start and finish a game prototype within 4 hours! You can start any time you want within the blitz time frame, as long as you try not to go over 4 hours of total work. The four hour limit serves to keep the projects' scope in check. Going over is no big deal, it is more of a rule of thumb for what to aim for than a strict time limit.

Then post your doings on this month's Blitzkast thread on TIGS!

When?

On second sunday every month, from 0:00 to 23:59! Which means it's september 11th this time. Official Blitzkast Time starts at 18:00 UTC. But you don't have to be there if you can't! You might want to consider continuing your game tomorrow or something, because this post is SO FUCKING LATE!

Where?

At your place! Meeting in #poppenkast@slashnet

Why?

It's the perfect excuse to take a break from your usual projects and go nuts on something new and refreshing for just a short while. You just have four hours to lose...

This is not a competition. Idea is to get people active and make those games they always wanted to but "didn't have time for it" a.k.a. too lazy!

Bonus Extra challenge!

Theme: SUPER POWERS
Make a finished game in 4 hours using this theme!


GET SOME GAMES OUT BOYS AND BOYS AND GIRLS AND GIRLS!

With love,
Poppenkast


Here's last month's games!
Our Conflict is Meaningless. by Joe Gribbin
targetlocked by darshell
SPACE RACIST by offal
RACE UNTIL SPAIN, INCOMPLETE by Droqen
11 Sep 11, 19:22 - stampede - frontpage blitzkast


BLITZKAST MONTHLY V YESSSS!

What?

Start and finish a game prototype within 4 hours! You can start any time you want within the blitz time frame, as long as you try not to go over 4 hours of total work. The four hour limit serves to keep the projects' scope in check. Going over is no big deal, it is more of a rule of thumb for what to aim for than a strict time limit.

Then post your doings on this month's Blitzkast thread on TIGS!

When?

On second sunday every month, from 0:00 to 23:59! Which means it's august 14th this time. Official Blitzkast Time starts at 18:00 UTC. But you don't have to be there if you can't!

Where?

At your place! Meeting in #poppenkast@slashnet

Why?

It's the perfect excuse to take a break from your usual projects and go nuts on something new and refreshing for just a short while. You just have four hours to lose...

This is not a competition. Idea is to get people active and make those games they always wanted to but "didn't have time for it" a.k.a. too lazy!

Bonus Extra challenge!

Theme: RACING!
Make a finished game in 4 hours using this theme!


GET SOME GAMES OUT BOYS AND BOYS AND GIRLS AND GIRLS!

With love,
Poppenkast


Here's last month's games!
BAUERRAUSER by Nihilocrat
POLYGON RIDER by Andy Wolff
Frame by Frame by Cow
Enflame: When pigs fly by Rolf_Soldaat
12 Aug 11, 10:00 - stampede - frontpage blitzkast


Heres a trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpnefrZxKrQ

Get the game in there:
http://www.frankiesmileshow.com/station37/

Assorted Screenshots:

(the screenshots are actually a little bit old now that I think about it)

Game was made mostly at the Toronto Game Jam, by me and the Monster King, with music by Chef Boyardee.
Nice lads from the Poppenkast, Chef and our friend Lurdiak did some serious testing.

There was quite a bit of polish added to the game since the TOjam, so if you played it back then, be sure to give it another try!

Instructions:
The arrow keys move your firefighter.
The 'A' key makes you jump.
Holding the 'S' key uses the fire extinguisher. Hold UP or DOWN while shooting to aim the stream. You can find items to replenish your extinguisher reserve.
The 'D' key uses the fire axe. Use it on doors and debris to clear out a path.
The DOWN arrow key picks up civillians. Bring them to the fire chief or to the firetruck outside to rescue them.

There is a thread about the game on tigsource here:
http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=20660.msg
20 Jul 11, 17:00 - frankiesmileshow - frontpage game