[svlug] Linux Users' Group of Davis, May 19: "How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love SDL"
nbs at sonic.net
Sat May 3 17:24:42 PDT 2014
The Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD) will be holding the following meeting:
May 19, 2014
7:00pm - 9:00pm
"How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love SDL"
presented by Adam Rippon,
Creative Director, Muteki Corp
and Board Certified Master Videogamesman at Gaijin Games
This talk will cover the steps taken to remove the in-house libraries
used by a game released commercially for the PlayStation 3 and Vita
platforms ("Dragon Fantasy 2") and replace them with the cross-platform,
open source Simple DirectMedia Layer collection of libraries
<http://www.libsdl.org/>, for porting to Windows, Linux and
Today, the gaming world is far more fragmented than it has ever been --
various environments and operating systems running on a variety of
hardware platforms: computers, tablets, phones, home game consoles,
handheld systems. Therefore, porting is an absolute necessity for
success in the market.
SDL makes Linux support a snap, and Adam builds both his Linux and
Windows versions using a single script, under Linux. The challenge
that remains is how to commercially distribute a binary version of
the game for Linux, since tutorials and standards for doing so are
not readily available.
About the speaker:
Adam Rippon is Creative Director at The Muteki Corporation game
Dragon Fantasy <http://mtki.co/df>, a retro-style role-playing game
originally developed for iOS, and later ported to Android, Windows,
Mac OS X, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3. Originally created as
an homage to Adam's late father, it's a classic JRPG styled with
8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System graphics and sounds.
The game's follow-up, Dragon Fantasy Book 2 <http://mtki.co/df2/>
(released for the PS Vita and PS3), was styled using both high-quality
modern graphics, and as a 16-bit Super Nintendo game.
Adam is also Board Certified Master Videogamesman at
Gaijin Games <http://gaijingames.com/>, publishers of the "BIT.TRIP"
series and other titles, where he's currently porting a game from
Flash to SDL.
This meeting will be held at:
Yolo County Public Library, Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch
Blancard Meeting Room
315 East 14th Street
Davis, CA 95616
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dedicated to the Linux computer operating system and other Open Source
and Free Software.
Since 1999, LUGOD has held regular meetings with guest speakers
in Davis, California, as well as other events in Davis and the greater
Sacramento region. Events are always free and open to the public.
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