E-lit Games (Playing With Words)
Monday, December 14th @ 11:30AM PST (timezone converter)

Part of the 10th annual CODAME ART+TECH Festival

Interested in generative poetry and electronic literature? Through collaborative coding projects, we will learn how to build games based on the written word, in the browser. These interactive games will have something in common: they all try to help with the writer's block! Bring your imaginary worlds and your creativity to this workshop as we will code interactive games where writing is the main action. 


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We use JavaScript in the workshop. If you are new to JS, please complete this tutorial ahead of time: MDN Getting Started With The Web: JavaScript Basics.


Familiarity with HTML/CSS will be also helpful. Check out Build an Under Construction Mini Site from Zines by Jackie, if you're familiar with everything presented they're you will be in good shape (and probably smiling from retro cuteness overload). Getting Started With The Web is a more complete guide from MDN. If you're short on time just the HTML Basics are a handy reference.  



  1. Introduction to electronic literature and glitch.com
  2. Walkthough of 3 example e-lit games
  3. Breakout to create, explore, and code
  4. Sharing creations and insights
  5. How to remix e-lit games
  6. Breakout to continue with your original game or remix another game
  7. Celebrate your creations & next steps



  • Computer & power/charger.
  • Zoom installed ahead of time.
  • Sign up for a glitch.com account ahead of time
  • Optional: 2nd monitor or screen so you can see the Zoom while working.



  • Instructor Slides
  • Example projects to clone on glitch.com




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Or get the ALL ACCESS pass to CODAME ART+TECH Festival 2020 #JOYNT for 10 days of Workshops, Live Events, and Anytime Experiences!







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