Freeplay is an Independent Games Festival normally held in Melbourne, but this year it was online and free, and you can watch it on YouTube! I was on a panel with other amazing Southeast Asian Game Developers, talking about our Rising Sea Game Jam (by the way, BeatWeavers is out!). And another one with Making Space, which is a not-for-profit co-operative support organisation empowering minority … Continue reading I attended my first Freeplay Festival
Thought I’d give a little bit of an update about where I am at with my PhD (also known as, I want to be a Doctor in Video Games). I just want to preface that PhD in different countries and universities are a bit different. So this is specifically based on my experience at RMIT in Australia. So for my PhD, I only have 1 … Continue reading PhD in Video Games Update
It’s been 35 days since I started my self-isolation. My flatmate left a month ago to be with her family, so I’ve been completely alone in our apartment for a while now. There are days when I have a lot of anxiety, like bricks pressing down on my chest and I can’t breathe. There are days, when I feel numb and just sit on the … Continue reading How I’m coping with Self-Isolation- Game Jams
“Tried” being the operative word. Although I did finish something, I didn’t upload it, because I got distracted on the first day and couldn’t create an entry (I got caught up with watching “Phantom of the Opera”, which was only available that weekend). The theme of Ludum Dare 46 is “Keep it Alive”. The idea was you are trying to keep you plant alive by … Continue reading I tried to make something for Ludum Dare 46
For the Shadow’s Edge Healing Hearts game jam, I decided to make a game, actually it’s more like an app that allows players to make vlogs. Since in the game Shadow’s Edge, it explores the use of journaling and art creation to improve your wellbeing. So in the same way, Healing Hearts, allows players to make vlogs based on different prompts, which are meant to … Continue reading I made a game app for Shadow’s Edge Healing Hearts Jam
I have been in self-isolation for 19 days now. Before the university cancelled face-to-face classes, I was a mentor for our Mates program (it’s more of a social thing, for new students starting university and arriving in Melbourne). It’s tough, starting university for the first time, arriving in a new city, new country, and then a few weeks in, everyone is forced to stay indoors, … Continue reading I’ve been organising weekly Zoom Game Parties during self-isolation
But you can’t play it yet, ‘coz it will be released as part of an album. And also because of self-isolation, social distancing, and the whole world being told to wash their hands while singing to Happy Birthday. The theme for the game jam is “Woven”, what is so interesting about this game jam is it’s a collaboration between Southeast Asian game developers. It starts … Continue reading I made a game for Rising Sea Game Jam
All the games are absolutely lovely. Do check them out: Continue reading I tried to play all the games from Games Aid Mental Health Jam
Games Aid organized an online game jam on itch.io with the theme of mental health and a duration of a week. So it’s okay to take it slow and be more relaxed about it. And I decided to join and make a game. Given the theme, I thought maybe it might be very personal, so instead of tapping my artist friends, I decided to draw … Continue reading I made a game for Games Aid Mental Health Jam #GamesAIDMHJam
I am joining another game jam, Games Aid Mental Health Jam, with the theme “Mental Health”.
I though it would be fun to share my thought process and how I came up with the game design of my game.Continue reading “#GamesAidMHJam Game Design Notes”
It’s Global Game Jam time again, and this time I joined the Melbourne site.Continue reading “I made a game for Global Game Jam #GGJ2020 #MelbGGJ”
As I’m starting to accumulate books in my physical and EndNote library, I think I might as well share my reading list here as well. If you are also doing or planning to do a PhD in Video Games, here are some books that are on my reading list and you should also check out. Also, if you have any book recommendations, please comment or tweet me @purplelilgirl, thank you.
Can’t really dance, ‘coz that would be to sudden a movement. But you can walk slowly through the room, and raise your arms and not be rained on (don’t wear dark colors, like my sister, or you will get a bit wet). It was an interesting experience, they have sensors in the ceiling so that rain will avoid you, but at the same time it … Continue reading Walking in the “Rain Room”
With my Pikachu socks (it’s a great look). Anyway, I went to the popup exhibit of “A Mile in My Shoes” by the Empathy Museum in Melbourne. It’s a shoe shop in a shoe box, where you can borrow someone else’s shoes (and walk a mile in them if you really want to, along the Yarra River or just around the Art Center, I sat … Continue reading Walking in someone else’s stilletos in “A Mile in My Shoes”
So I’m working on a new game that’s a cross between Toca Mini and a vlog creator (editor..?), so I thought it would be fun to add some Instagram-like filters.Continue reading “Making a game, adding Instagram-like Filters”