Tell stories in pixels and games

A workshop from EMF 2018 by Federico Fasce

On Saturday September 1, 2018 at in Workshop 1

Like small poems or short stories, tiny narrative games are valuable creative works. They can be used as a way of expressing feelings, explore simple emotions and tell points of view.

Bitsy is a tiny tool made especially for creating games which are based on exploration and narrative. Its pixel art minimalistic visual style makes it perfect to just sit down and make a game in a short period of time.

The output is a simple HTML file, so the game is not only playable almost everywhere, it’s also really easy to distribute and opens chances of hacking and tinkering.

We will learn how to create games with Bitsy, both from a technical point of view and from a narrative point of view. We will explore space layout, dialogues, rhythm.

At the end of the workshop you’ll be able to create small narrative experience to enjoy with your friends, to deliver powerful messages and to dip your toe in the crazy world of game making. So, come on over with your laptop. It’s going to be great fun!