Playing a Twitter adventure game using SMS and Twilio on Glitch

A few years ago, Terence Eden created @wnd_go, a “choose your own adventure” style game using a series of Twitter accounts which link to one another. I thought it’d be fun to show you how to build an application which makes this more accessible by replicating the gameplay via SMS. For this we’ll be using Node.js and an online editor called Glitch. Greg has previously written a post on… Read More

12 Hacks of Christmas – Day 10: Mortal Combat

It turns out to be very difficult to work Mortal Combat into a Christmas reference so I’m not going to try (slay bells ring?). Instead I will remind you that even though ‘tis the season to be jolly, you may nonetheless find yourself frustrated, annoyed or just plain exhausted. In those times there is one sure way to work off the holiday jitters and get back… Read More

12 Hacks of Christmas – Day 6: Twilio Plays 2048

Today for the #12HacksOfChristmas we’re featuring a game that was built at the Hack the North hackathon in Waterloo, ON. Tejas Manohar, Jocelyn Lee and Cheng Wanli Peng won the Twilio prize, and our hearts, with their Twilio Plays 2048 project. If you can’t tell from the name, this hack lets you play the highly addictive game 2048 with the whole world using text messages. Not only… Read More

Brian Fountain Wins Twilio Prize at NYC Game Hack Day

We met Brian Fountain at NYC Game Hack Day where he built uChoos, a phone-based ‘choose your own adventure’ game which won him the $250 Twilio prize at the event. The event is a 24-hour hackathon dedicated to building games. You can check out the demo adventure “Evil Mountain” by calling (917) 338-3991. Brian got the idea to build this the day before the event and… Read More

Fun and Games

I got an e-mail from some friends that showed off a phone in game they built at their company’s internal hackathon and I just knew it’s time for another playful developer contest. Use the API to make a game—a puzzle game, an old school MUD, whatever’s fun—and you could win yourself an an Amazon Kindle 3G, $100 in Twilio credit, and some sweet Twilio swag! Entries… Read More

Geoffrey Shea Wins the Twilio Developer Contest with Play: The Hertzian Collective

Congratulations to Geoffrey Shea, creator of Play: The Hertzian Collective, a musical sound game/toy created with projected video images and played collectively by viewers on their mobile phones. For the past two weeks, we’ve run a developer contest category for phone controlled multi-player games, and among the fun submissions the Hertzian Collective struck us as the most unique and impressive installation. What is Play: The Hertzian… Read More