So recently I discovered Bitsy. It is a tiny game engine for making simple narrative games. It uses 8x8 tiles, 1bit gfx per tile and a total of 128x128 resolution.
I think those games would be awesome fit for Pokitto (and would also introduce pokitto to the growing bitsy community).
I am wondering if anyone would be interested in making a port that would allow bitsy games to be run on Pokitto (sadly it is above my skill level)?
The games are stored in plain text and the html runtime doesn’t look too complex. It would be awesome if we had a pokitto code that we can just post the plain text data into to make a game. Maybe even something that would allow us to run a game from a saved text file?
I think it is doable because we can see the html code embedded in each game and I am pretty sure the author would be happy to see his creation on new platforms (there is already a “bitsy arcade” in the wild).
Any programmers interested in porting the html bitsy runtime to pokitto?
Edit: Forgot to add that bitsy is a WYSIWYG engine, so you can make games on the PC with a GUI, and then copy the game data from the gui to your pokitto. Because of it’s simplicity, it could be used by young kids as a very broad intro to programming.