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Introduction to Lo-Fi Interactive Art and Games with PICO-8

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Brooklyn Research

630 Flushing Avenue

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In 2015 the PICO-8 'fantasy console' emerged as an all-in-one game creation tool with serious constraints: a 128x128 resolution, 16 colors, and max 32k of memory. PICO-8's suite includes everything one could have asked for on the dream home computer of the 80s: a code editor, a sprite editor, a sound editor and even a mini-command line are all included and integrated.

Some of the games and sketches created by PICO-8 developers illustrate that the challenge of constraints, rather than hampering developers, can be liberating, and in some cases can produce focused transcendent work. The best part? PICO-8 creations can run on the web or on minimal hardware such as the $9 C.H.I.P. computer or the Raspberry Pi Zero.

In this workshop, participants will learn how to use PICO-8 to create their own interactive sketches and games and get them running on the web.

Although no prior experience is necessary, students would benefit greatly from having some programming experience, ideally with a scripting language such as Javascript. PICO-8 uses the Lua scripting language.


Schedule
5:30 pm: Extra installation and launch support
6:00 pm: Begining of the Workshop
9:00 pm: The end of the Workshop

Level
Introduction - Beginner


Requirements
Although no prior experience is necessary, students would benefit greatly from having some programming experience, ideally with a scripting language such as Javascript. PICO-8 uses the Lua scripting language. Students must bring a Mac or PC laptop and charger. Setup instructions will be sent out to you two days before the class. Please make sure you are all set before the class.


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Where is Brooklyn Research located?
We are on the 6th floor of the old Pfizer Building, at 630 Flushing Avenue, but the main entrance is at 28 Tompkins Avenue. The building is easily accessible from the G train (Flushing Ave station) and from the J/M trains (Flushing Ave station).

What do I need to bring?
Please come with your laptop and charger.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please send us an email at classes@brooklynresearch.org

What's the refund policy?
Purchases are 100% refundable up until 7 days before the event. If you decide you cannot go after the refund deadline, you can transfer your ticket to someone else but you must let us know by email at classes@brooklynresearch.org


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