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Saturday, April 28 • 12:00 - 14:00
Claire Morley & Mark Wonnacott: Building Small Adventures with Bitsy

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This is one of the 3 game-making workshops that will be running alongside the Berlin Mini  Game Jam. We recommend joining at 12:00 for the game jam info speech and theme voting, and to meet the other participants. Once the jam kicks off at 13:00, those who want to take part to the workshop will move to a different space. Once the workshop is over, you're welcome to go back to the game jam.

Please note that spots for the workshop will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis.


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In this workshop we will introduce the free web-based tool Bitsy, give a brief tour through it, and then be on hand to help out as you experiment with using it. Bitsy is great for making small narrative adventures with a tile-based pixel-art aesthetic, and no knowledge of coding required. It's designed to accessible for any skill level within game development, including absolute beginners, and for making a short game within a few hours - perfect for a game jam!

We suggest you check out this handout if you want to already start learning about it.

Intended audience: People with any level of skill in game development (beginners included!) who want to try out a new tool for making games.

Requirements: None.

Tools participants should bring
: Just a laptop.


Artists
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Claire Morley

Claire is a self-taught programmer and artist outside of her day job as a SQL developer, and has been making games in her spare time for most of her life. She is also passionate about helping others do so by organising game jams and workshops around Bristol, where she is based.
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Mark Wonnacott

digital toolmaker, tinkerer, and bitsy enthusiast. now dabbling in electronics.


Saturday April 28, 2018 12:00 - 14:00
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