Designing and Building an Emotionally Impactful Web Game

A presentation at Web Unleashed 2019 in in Toronto, ON, Canada by Catt Small

SweetXheart is a video game about race, gender, and microaggressions. It’s also a native JavaScript-based web game with a handmade dialogue system. In this talk, Catt discusses how she designed and built this extensive game over the span of five years using a JavaScript framework called Phaser and a dynamic data platform called Google Sheets. Attendees will leave the talk with an expanded idea of the potential of web-based software.


The following resources were mentioned during the presentation or are useful additional information.