Sunday, April 18 • 15:00 - 17:50
[FULL] Writing Stats-Based Choice Games led by Stephen Granade

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Writing choice-based games with Choicescript. Choice of Games is involved in the SFF community and hires a lot of writers from that community who haven't written IF before, or have any experience with programming. The workshop will introduce elements of writing Choicescript games (choices and how they matter, keeping the combinatoric explosion of branches in check, the nature of using stats to determine player choice success) and walk attendees through the basics of the ChoiceScript language. We will also discuss the nature of Choice of Games's house style. At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees would have a toy game demonstrating the structure of a ChoiceScript game, experience using tools for writing CS games, a collection of tips and tricks for more advanced exploration, and a better foundation for pitching games to Choice of Games. Attendees will need to install the needed (free) software ahead of time following provided instruction and with email/Discord help from the instructor as needed.

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Stephen Granade

Writer, Scientist
Stephen Granade is a SFF writer and physicist from Huntsville, Alabama, the city with a Saturn V rocket in its skyline. His interactive fiction has won awards, and one received the best review ever: "Here's another Twine game that will make you sad!" His short fiction has appeared... Read More →

Sunday April 18, 2021 15:00 - 17:50 UTC