(804) Build Hackable Games: Part I

A session at Mozilla Festival 2012

Saturday 10th November, 2012

2:00pm to 5:00pm (GMT)

Can you build a hackable game? Show us!

Join us for an intense and creative game building design challenge - small groups will converge, build, remix and hack together new game prototypes over the course of two days.

It's truly choose-your-own-adventure - you can return and continue working on your project, or jump into a new project, and new participants are welcome to arrive and start a new game or join an existing team. At the end of the second day we'll aim for time to demo our progress so teams can show off what they made.

You won't be starting from scratch - we'll have art and sound assets from OpenGameArt and the Liberated Pixel Cup on hand, assets from BrowserQuest, as well as libraries that provide common functionality like 2D collision and physics.

Take-aways:

  • Participants can create games that have hackable game spaces
  • Learn to change the design of a game space to understand how it influences the way in which designers use avatars, enemies and system sprites
  • Explore core game mechanics to create different patterns of action within a game
  • Customize your work with graphic assets and sounds from the web
  • Develop characters & storylines
  • Playtest and hacktest the prototypes.

Who should come?

  • Participants should have experience building software in HTML5/JS, but not necessarily games. Creative hackers, developers.

About the speakers

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Mike Kamermans

I run nihongoresources.com and work for Mozilla. I also do dev for Processing.js and other projects. Apparently I like math? This bio field is too short!

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Chloe Varelidi

Designer of all things play, youth enthusiast and open web geek. Games Lead at Mozilla Foundation and Co-Founder at Athens Plaython. bio from Twitter

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Alan Kligman

hacker and indie game developer; a superhero and a supervillain; working at Mozilla to make the web and help everyone around the world do the same bio from Twitter

3 attendees

  • Alan Kligman
  • Pomax
  • Chloe Varelidi

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Mozilla Festival 2012

England England, London

9th11th November 2012

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When

Time 2:00pm5:00pm GMT

Date Sat 10th November 2012

Where

8. Floor, Ravensbourne

Session Hash Tag

#mozillagames

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Official event site

mozillafestival.org

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