A few weeks ago I ran a workshop as part of the Screenplay "Boss Frenzy!" day at the Radiator Festival which allowed children to
collaboratively create a computer game by drawing or making bosses with
collage. Dozens of people came to the Broadway in
Nottingham and got busy with pens, pencils, paper, scissors, glue and
magazines to design bosses for our "You’re The Boss!" shmup.
Well, with many thanks to the 8bitpeoples for letting me use their great music, I’m pleased to say that the finished game is now available for download under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license. Just unzip the file and run YoureTheBoss.exe on any reasonably up to date Windows PC.
I’ll hopefully be making the Game Maker file available in the new year so other people can run their own "You’re The Boss" workshops or just mod and remix the game to their heart’s content.
My high score is 9465 on level 28. Have fun and Merry Christmas!