Kris Occhipinti (metalx1000) is working on a 2D platformer using Blender. All assets will be released as open source, and Kris will also record the entire creation process. He needs a budget of $2500 to finish the project and has already raised $2090 on Kickstarter. He has three days left to raise the remaining $410.
I've been working on a 2D Game using Blender. The game is coming along great! I have people from the community helping with things like Music and Art.
The Game itself is using the Blender 3D Game Engine 2.60, so it will run on Linux, Windows, Mac OS, and FreeBSD.
Every step of the creation is being recorded. Each video is between 3 and 15 minutes long. And each video has a Blend file to go along with it. So, after watching a video, you can download the Blend file I create in the tutorial and look at it.
I've been using Blender for years now, but this is my first time creating a 2D game in a 3D environment. So, this is learning experience for me as well as the end user watch the tutorials. Watching the videos you will see all the mistakes I make. You will see how I change things and make them better as I go along and improve the game.
Blender's Logic Bricks allow for some pretty advanced game creation with little or no coding. Although Logic Bricks can get sloppy as the game gets larger, I choose to use them as much as possible to encourage non-programmers to get involved.
The Game will also be some what modular. Levels can be created simple by taking a base level I will supply on the website and clone objects such as blocks and penguins to create a new level. Once the new level is created it will be very easy to just place it in a folder to the game. I plain on having a site up in the near future for the community to submit level.
Please consider backing this project. We only have 7 days left to meet our goal and we are less then half way there.
Pissed Off Penguins (POP) is a Free and Open Source Project (GPL). It is a 2D Angry Birds Style Game.
It is my hopes that this project not only is fun for people to play with, but it is an inspiration to them to create their own FOSS games.
Note: I'm usually reluctant to post fundraisers such as this one. POP is already getting a lot of support from our community though so I think I should help Kris with a final push.