Adding to the list of several fantasy consoles/computers is the newly-introduced SCRIPT-8, written by Gabriel Florit, a graphics reporter at the Washington Post who also likes working with augmented reality.
— Gabriel Florit (@gabrielflorit) April 18, 2018
The games built using SCRIPT-8 are called cassettes. These cassettes are recorded at a URL which you can share with anyone and play with a keyboard or gamepad. You can also make your own version of an existing cassette by changing its code, art, or music, and record it to a different cassette.
What are SCRIPT-8’s features?
- A code editor which provides you with immediate feedback.
- A slider using which you can easily update numbers without typing.
- A time-traveling tool for pausing and rewinding the game.
- You can see a character’s past and future paths with provided buttons.
- A sprite editor where the changes are reflected in the game instantly.
- A map editor to create new paths.
- A music editor using which you can create phrases, group them into chains, and turn those into songs.
You can read more about SCRIPT-8 on its website.