Game Dev Meet Lisbon Live #5

'Twas that time of the month once more and so, on the 30th of September, a couple dozen game developers gathered in the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE) for an event that forever will be known as the one where the cake was not a lie.

This time instead of a special guest we decided to setup a projector and link up via Skype with another meet happening at the same time in Braga. Technical issues aside, it was pretty cool to share our experiences and have a window to another group of people doing the same thing we were. It's not often that we all get together with game developers around the country and feel connected to the national community, so anything we can do to strengthen those bonds is worth trying.

Then we had a special guest anyway. The illustrious Marco Vale graced both meets by giving a quick presentation about the process of creating art for Shutix.

Speaking of games, there were a few being showcased:

Entanglement is a puzzle platformer game, being developed by Filipe Baptista, that mainly explores the concept of symmetry. You play as a character with a doppelganger, which mimics your moves symmetrically. You have to find out how to guide each character to their respective door in order to complete the puzzles.

Colossorama by Jorge Carvalho and Jose Sanchez, is a hack-and-slash arcade game where you play as a gladiator and must use an arsenal of different weapons and items to slay enemy gladiators. The player’s score is measured by the amount of gladiator heads that have been decapitated. Obviously.

Mein Pantz by Lazy Panda, is a humorist graphic adventure game where the objective is to help the dictator find his pants so he can give his big speech. Along the way the player will find some funny references, iconic characters and a few mini-games.

Uranos from Disconnect, is a 1v1 multiplayer trippy take on snake vs. bomberman. It recently became a finalist in the Playstation Awards.

Last but not least we have Crystalverse by Arcade Thumb, a local co-op action adventure game portraying the story of two explorers that find the ruins of an ancient civilization and become separated into parallel realities.
You can follow the game's development on Twitch where he streams on Tuesdays and Fridays.

With that, we leave you with some photos from the event. See you at the next meeting!