Bitsy (bitsy.org) is a charming little game maker with a lot of creativity-inviting limitations that runs in the browser. It doesn’t require any coding and is beginner friendly, but has some fun (if a bit chaotic) scripting if you want to dig deeper. I like using it because it forces me to exercise creative muscles I normally don’t use. Here’s some games people have made with it: itch.io/games/made-with-bitsy
Recently the developer made an emulator, which I managed to build on my gameshell. It’s been really fun seeing my games on the little screen!
I am working on adapting the code to play nicer with the gameshell: github.com/crystalsolenoid/bitsybox
Almost done remapping keys and making the menu button work. The resolution of Bitsy games is 128x128, so it almost fits at x2 zoom but not quite. Thinking about if there’s some clever way to make it look more pixel perfect… maybe by moving all the distortion to the top and bottom?
Anyways if anyone is interested, please let me know so that I stay motivated!