My trip at SXSW has been very game orientated, partly because I love games but mostly because that might be the area I want to work in. The day before we left SXSW I went to a heckerthon where attendees were tasked with making game mods. To make this mod we used an in-browser editor called Modit that can be found at https://mod.it/.
The reason they wanted to build this was because they wanted people to hack and they wanted people to create. This is what Modit said about the session:
“When you make the code open, hackers will hack. Sometimes to fix a bug and sometimes to cause problems. The mission is to turn players into creators.”
For this reason it gets a thumbs up from me. They said they wanted to “make a game that everyone can put in what they want, to make a game that everyone wants.” Essentially, it provides a platform that no matter your skill level you can go and make a mod. I don’t know if this editor will be successful but I think there is potential, and lots of it.