Presented by

  • Paris Buttfield-Addison

    Paris Buttfield-Addison

    Dr Paris Buttfield-Addison is the co-founder of independent game development studio Secret Lab. He serves as producer, and helps to maintain the popular open source interactive dialogue system, Yarn Spinner ( Secret Lab is currently working on Night in the Woods, the BAFTA- and IGF-winning adventure game that’s powered by Yarn Spinner. Paris has written nearly 30 technical books on game development, machine learning, mobile apps, and rocket science for O’Reilly Media, and has a PhD in why people’s desks are messy. He loves AI, video games, and dogs. Find him on Twitter @parisba


It’s fun to play video games. It’s even more fun to make video games. Did you know there’s a completely free, open source game engine, with features that make the commercial, proprietary game engines jealous? Maybe you did, maybe you didn’t, but there’s never been a better time to learn the Godot game engine. In this session, together, we will: * learn what Godot is and how it works * take a tour of Godot’s features and powerful scripting system * quickly build a game, showcasing the Godot editor * build the game for macOS, Windows, and Linux Game development can, and should be, for everyone. Godot makes the tools available, you just need to bring the time, tenacity, and ideas. And you’ll need to learn some coding, but it’s fun because it makes things _move_. Build that game that’s been itching at the back of you mind for years; code a game with your kids; build a little game that you’ll **never** show anyone, but you’ll know you made it. Whatever your interest, you’ll get something out of this session. Basic programming knowledge assumed, but nothing major.