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I have been creating games in my spare time for over twenty years.  My first games were written in QBasic when I was in high school.  Since April 2013, I have submitted games for the 48 hour Ludum Dare game jam.

My tools (in order of preference):

  • Engine: Unity, Stencyl, Unreal Engine, GameMaker, Construct 2
  • Modeling: Blender, Sculptris, MakeHuman
  • Graphics: Gimp, Inkscape, Spriter, Verve Painter
  • Audio: GarageBand, Audacity, BFXR
  • Libraries: SDL, OpenGL, Allegro

I earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Support me on PatreonSteam Greenlight games | Ludum Dare games | XBLIG (XBox 360) games | Google Play games



Member Blogs

Posted by Levi Smith on Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:04:00 EDT in Design, Programming, Indie
Slowbot was a game created for the Ludum Dare 48 hour game development competition. This article explains the process used for creating the game.

Posted by Levi Smith on Mon, 12 Jun 2017 01:07:00 EDT in Design, Programming, Indie
World Fighter, the Cosmic Warrior was a game created in 48 hours for the Ludum Dare 38 game jam. Learn about the development process of this planet themed beat-em-up game.

Posted by Levi Smith on Tue, 31 Jan 2017 10:04:00 EST in Programming, Indie
Free the Frog is the game that I developed for the Ludum Dare game development competition in December 2016. In this article, I explain the process I used for developing the game.

Posted by Levi Smith on Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:18:00 EDT in Design, Programming, Art, Indie
This article describes my thoughts on developing the adventure game Ancient Adventure for the Ludum Dare 36 game development competition.

Posted by Levi Smith on Fri, 29 Apr 2016 03:16:00 EDT in Audio, Design, Programming, Art
Developer's thoughts on developing Shape Quest for the Ludum Dare 35 game development competition.

Posted by Levi Smith on Mon, 21 Dec 2015 01:42:00 EST in Audio, Design, Programming, Art
Post mortem for Mutant Veggie Arena, a game that I created for Ludum Dare 34. In this game, you must stop the angry mutant veggies from taking over the world! Shoot carrots, corn, tomatoes, and celery into chopped salad!

Levi Smith's Comments

Comment In: [News - 01/12/2018 - 03:11]

There still hasn 't been ...

There still hasn 't been any actual proof that President Trump actually said those words. If he did, I really can 't disagree with him. The liberals want to keep bringing in illegals from poor countries and put them on welfare paid for by tax dollars from hard working Americans ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/18/2017 - 09:51]

I feel like I was ...

I feel like I was in the same situation. I played NES / SNES games every weekend as a kid. Most of my mid-20s were devoted to World of Warcraft. Then I realized that I didn 't have anything to show for it except some virtual gear that would be ...

Comment In: [News - 10/26/2017 - 11:18]

I ve made a few ...

I ve made a few games in GameMaker 2 for game jams like GM48. I would probably use it more often if you didn t have to pay 400 for an add-on to build for each platform, such as UWP as mentioned in this article.

Comment In: [News - 08/09/2017 - 04:12]

I feel that if chess ...

I feel that if chess hasn 't made it as an Olympic event yet, then video games won 't make it either. However, an argument can be made that video games are a better spectator sport than chess.

Comment In: [Blog - 08/07/2017 - 10:32]

Nice write-up I know when ...

Nice write-up I know when I 've used a character controller in the past I 've always regretted it. I knew that it didn 't interact with other objects with physics, which made it a headache to deal with at times. r nI 've been using Unity for over four ...

Comment In: [News - 06/08/2017 - 06:32]

First a new Shaq-Fu game, ...

First a new Shaq-Fu game, and now this. Maybe there 's a chance we 'll get a new Blinx the Time Sweeper game too