October 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Red River Brewing Company
1200 Marshall Street Shreveport
LA 71101

GameBoy Dev Like It’s 1999

Hosted by Nolan Baker

If you’ve ever wanted to make a game for the Nintendo GameBoy or GameBoy Color, this talk is for you – even if you can’t write code.

Topics covered:
– technical limitations
– easy mode; point and click dev with GB Studio
– hard mode; code in C with GBDK
– insane mode; code in GBZ80 Assembly with RGBDS
– music and sfx
– sprites and background graphics tricks
– adding color
– putting your game on a real cartridge
– making box art, labels, and instruction manuals

If you’d like to follow along, here are some links to tools I’ll be using in the talk:
– GB Studio – https://www.gbstudio.dev/
– GBDK – http://gbdk.sourceforge.net/
– RGBDS – https://github.com/rednex/rgbds
– GB Tile Designer – http://www.devrs.com/gb/hmgd/gbtd.html
– GB Map Builder – http://www.devrs.com/gb/hmgd/gbmb.html
– BGB (Windows emulator) – http://bgb.bircd.org/
– SameBoy (Mac emulator) – https://sameboy.github.io/

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