Workshop: Building Awesome 8-bit Adventure Games with Microsoft Bot Framework v4

Kista

The Microsoft Bot Framework helps you create intelligent bots to naturally interact with your users over various channels, such as websites, Cortana and Skype. But you can create even more interesting scenarios!

Being big fans of both bots and classic 8-bit point-and-click adventure games, we wanted to see if we could build such a game using the Microsoft Bot Framework. After all, the mechanics of classic adventure games are very much like interacting with a bot. This is especially true for the earlier text-based adventure games. The result is our Game-a-Tron 3000(tm) game engine which uses various Bot Framework features in combination with an HTML5 client to recreate the look and feel of the golden-era adventure games such as Monkey Island.

We will show how the game engine was created, how the games can be played through different channels, and how we created a better user experience by adding LUIS for language understanding. You will learn how you can utilize the Bot Framework for your own scenarios while feeling nostalgic for the good old days when games came on floppy disks and graphics were more pixelated!

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Attendees will learn how to write and deploy their own bot using the Microsoft Bot Framework, including integration with cognitive services such as LUIS. To make this a really fun day, we’ll end with the attendees creating their own 8-bit adventure game, powered by Bot Framework!

22nd May 2019 in Kista – Book a 3 day ticket and join the workshop!