What sorts of things can we make with the Twine app? Rob has been exploring this tool lately for new game research and as part of a workshop. Join Jerzy and Rob discuss some Twine story examples and on creative exercises to help others get started with branching stories built with Twine.
Striving to refine and grow our skill sets is often the focus of any creative journey. This week on the Lean Into Art Cast, Jerzy and Rob look in the other direction and celebrate the earlier stages of a creative endeavor, full of ambiguity and uncertainty--being a beginner.
In this episode we set out to answer the question: when should one self-teach, and when is it time to take a class?
How does your writing and design approach change when you're creating something that's meant to be interactive? How does character development work when you have to consider every possible path of development? How does your thinking about plot change when considering reader decision points?
Kasey Van Hise, writer of the Hustle Cat visual novel, helps us navigate these concerns and offer tips on writing a visual novel of your own.
How do you think about what moments to show in a story? How does viewing angle, gesture, and composition contribute to the emotions conveyed in the images? Join Jerzy and Rob for a demonstration of one of Jerzy’s classroom activities that explores moment choices in comics.