2020 marks the fourth October of Blocktober. During Blocktober, level designers across the world flock to Twitter to share their level blockouts with the tag #Blocktober. Launched in 2017 by Michael Barclay, Blocktober is the Level Design equivalent of Inktober. Michael wrote a summary of the first Blocktober, appropriately titled 'Blogtober' on his website, and you can read that HERE.
Now that you know more about Blocktober (or...know the same amount if you already knew about it...), let's get to the point of this here article.
WE WANT TO SEE YOUR BLOCKOUTS!
So, to encourage participation, we're offering up a list of 31 themes (1 for each day of the month) to get your creative juices flowing. This list is not ours - it was shared on Twitter by Mike Gonthier, Level Designer at 343 Industries. Suffice to say, we like the list, and we think you will too, so without further adieu...
What you do with this list is for you to decide. Be bold and take on the challenge of completing a blockout each day to match with the themes listed. Pick one and spend the entire 31 days on it. Make up your own themes. It matters not to us. We only care about the end result - blockouts.
We're publishing this article prior t the Blocktober start date so that you can begin planning in advance. Once it officially kicks off, we will have a thread created which will host a great many of the #blocktober tagged blockouts. Here's a link to our Blocktober Thread:
If you would like your blockout featured in this thread, tag @NextLevelDesig2 in your tweet as well. This is by no means a requirement, as we'll be scanning Twitter frequently, but it will assure that we don't miss your tweet.
Also, as I already said above, we want to see your blockouts. We would love, love, LOVE to have the Next Level Design Projects Section overrun with blockouts. Start a Project Post HERE to share your work with us.
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