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Create Interactive Fiction Using Twine Wednesdays 6:00 - 9:00pm 5 class sessions from Oct 12 - Nov 9Student Exhibit on Nov 12 $185 per student ABOUT THIS COURSE Are you a writer seeking to explore interactive non-linear stories? Or a performer interested in exploring a new interface with your audience? Have mainstream video games that recycle the same old tired storylines and gory gimmicks left you hungry for new kinds of narratives? This course focuses on the use of Twine to create live, choice-based performances guided by your audience's votes. We will combine live performance with radical ideas about what game experiences can be. Imagine creating a choose-your-own-adventure performance in which the audience determines the fate of your characters and every ending is a surprise! Or a performative horror piece where your audience must navigate twists and turns in a complex story while it unfolds onstage. This class is a unique opportunity to dive into indie games-known for their innovation, creativity, and artistic experimentation-while creating an expressive artform. ABOUT TWINE Discover the game creation platform Twine-the simplest game-making tool around! Twine has been lauded as cultural force in the NY Times, The Guardian, Rhizome, and many more. If you're interested in making interactive fiction then there's no better place to start than Twine. Embraced by creatives from every walk of life, Twine is accessible to all; you don't need to be an experienced coder to create your first game.  WHAT YOU'LL LEARN Class 1: Intro to Twine, Understanding Structure/Links, StorytellingClass 2: Building Low-Fidelity Stories, Variables, Rich Media ImagesClass 3: Selecting props/costumes for performance, creating compelling narrative for actingClass 4: Adding CSS/Sound - Final touchupsClass 5: Working ClassShowcase! ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR Chelsea Hostetter is a Senior Interaction Designer at frog design. Initially trained in fine arts and linguistics from Carnegie M
  • Start:October 12, 2016
  • End:October 12, 2016
  • Recurringrecurring event
  • Where:Austin Tinkering School, 1122 Airport Blvd, Austin, Texas, United States, 78732
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