Orbit: Digital Storytelling – Intro to Ink Scripting for Games
May 2, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS ONLINE-ONLY. To participate, please join the TVGS Discord server at discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau.
For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord.
This month’s Digital Storytelling meetup will feature an introduction to Ink, a free and powerful tool for creating interactive stories: https://www.inklestudios.com/ink/
Ink is the technology behind some of the most successful narrative games ever made, including Heaven’s Vault, 80 Days, and Sorcery. Unlike standalone tools like Ren’Py, Ink is designed to connect with popular game engines such as Unity, Godot, and Construct 2. The end result is a versatile and easy to learn tool that is ideal for creating branching narrative, character dialogue, and in-game cutscenes.
In addition to covering the basics of Ink, we will also be looking at some examples of how to import Ink story scripts into a game project.
ABOUT ORBIT: DIGITAL STORYTELLING
Do you like to write? Do you like story based games?
If you are new to game development you can learn how to create interactive stories using Ren’py, Twine, or other game engines! We will also discuss other aspects of writing, game design, and interactive fiction.
The Digital Storytelling Orbit group meets at 1pm on the 1st Saturday of the month in the #general-voice channel of the Tech Valley Game Space Discord. These group meetups provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions, and obtain guidance from experienced mentors.
Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before!
The goal of Orbit is to bring current and aspiring game makers together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building.
Orbit groups are run as informal, drop-in sessions. However, we do ask that you sign up in advance and read the age guidelines for each group before participating. To sign up, visit techvalleygamespace.com/orbit.