But first, open projector
Todd's first, as "sacrifice"
"Hitchhiker" is meant to run on 2+ computers talking to each other. One is guide, the other, audience
The guide cues up websites like they're slides and shows them to the audiences. The guide can deface the websites and add sound effects and GIFs and things.
Byron Hulcher @hypirlink
Started going to Manhattan JS and they do Battle Decks aka Powerpoint Karaoke. You get a random assortment of slides and random people from the audience give presentations on it. They never picked Byron.
But then he found Glitch, and implemented the game on it. It generates a concept for an app (using Tracery) and you have to pitch it. Kind of like a card game I played, The Big Idea
it was going to generate the slides too, but they weren't funny
But there's neil cicierega's @GoodSlides which gets suitably odd slides to be randomly paired with concepts
But there were some that weren't really suitable for Manhattan JS and they wanted to present it there. And anyway, it's less funny when it's obvs rude... so they made an admin interface for rating SlideShare gems
Made in 6 months in Twine. No branches
You're a librarian named Alexa, trans girl went through a break up, gets coerced into accidentally summoning a demon, but everything works out
Art by Callie G @chuuurls also on twitter
Despite no branches, still has a save feature, like bookmarks.
Ana likes Twine for the text layout capability interleaved with pix
The game is for trans women and deemphasizes the genitalia in favor of the more general attitude of the scene
There's this one tentacle scene that Ana doesn't really get off on herself, but included because it's something trans lesbians seem to like, and she wants to normalize this (pretty sure this is consensual btw)
Jamie Brew sets up garageband, plays a keyboard, and it looks like they're navigating menus with it
And starts up karaoke
AND DON'T MISUNDERSTAND ME
NOT TOD GORDON
HE WAS A MACHINE
DIDN'T YOU VINCE
HEY WAIT A MINUTE
DEBUT NIGHT I ROLL IN
OWEN LOOK ME IN THE EYE
Don't Stop Believin' with Jeopardy categories
WHERE THE WILD THINGS WERE
DYLAN SONGS IN OTHER WORDS
STATES BY NATIONAL PARK SERVICE AREA
@npd I didn't get a link, and the game won't be out for a year or so
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