Electric Perfume

Gimmick With a Platformer

Gimmick With a Platformer

Gimmick With a Platformer
1:00PM - 4:00PM
Electric Perfume on Google Maps. Link opens in a seperate tab or window. 805 Danforth Ave, Toronto
Price $40 + HST (non-members)
$25 + HST (members)


Experimenting through the lens of The Platformer, an enduring and familiar genre.

Droqen: “I’ve been making platformers for years upon years, and I’ve built a handy tool for building basic platformers in Unity. It should be just enough to sidestep the structural work involved of making the basic framework of a game so that we can focus on experimental design.

You’ll be learning how to devise a valuable core game mechanic (a “gimmick”), how to prototype it, and how to develop it further without succumbing to listlessness or feature creep.

Finally, this workshop is not about learning how to make platformers — it’s about how to make gimmicks (platformers are just the vehicle I’m most comfortable with personally). You should be able to apply these skills to any genre of your choice… even one that doesn’t exist yet.”

This workshop is inspired by games such as: Asphyx, Corrypt, La-Mulana.

Workshop Prerequisites

About The Instructor

I think about games too much. I also make them. I never want to stop growing alongside the games I make. (Alex’s own “gimmick platformers” include Asphyx, Fishbane, Starseed Pilgrim, and Inconsiderate Climbers among many others.)

About Hand Eye Society

The Hand Eye Society is a Toronto not-for-profit dedicated to supporting and showcasing videogames made primarily as a form of creative expression.

We provide audience development, education, creative opportunities, mentorship, knowledge sharing and inspiration to game creators, enthusiasts, and the game-curious in Toronto.

Founded in 2009, it is the first videogame arts organization in the world.


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