Borksy is a hacking tool to be used in conjunction with Bitsy Game Maker! Use it to customize your Bitsy games and add hacks without needing a web server or any manual cut-and-paste work.

Full-screen mode recommended, or access Borksy from its github demo.

Note from Sean: I don't get notified on comments to this project, so if you have questions please reach out through other means!

Updated 4 days ago
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(68 total ratings)
AuthorsAYolland, Sean
Made withbitsy
Code licenseMIT License
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksSource code


Log in with to leave a comment.

Hello Sean, how do i the monster chase the player in bitsy and the game it for gmtk game jam

This is awesome! I'm trying to figure out the character portraits, but I'm confused as to where I put the tags after I create the portrait list in the options.

The tags go in dialog where you want to show the portrait.


(1 edit)

i have a question, does this work with bitsy color?

update: nevermind i tried bitsy color and it doesn't work. could you maybe add bitsy color support if it would be possible?

I'd recommend using bitsy savior if you're using one of the more complex forks of bitsy.

(1 edit)

idk why but it isnt loading for me...

EDIT: nvm the github link works fine! this is great, thank you for making it


add bitsy 3d/3d color, okay ?

In the past there have been issues with using a Bitsy 3D template with Borksy: Bitsy 3D is significantly bigger in size than Bitsy. A better workflow for Bitsy 3D is Bitsy Saviour


This is really nice, thank you.

can you use it alongside bitsy savior?

I'm not sure. AFAIK, there might not be any benefit to using the two together: I think Bitsy Savior can do most things Borksy can, although setting it up may be a little more involved.

Is it possible to use this tool alongside bitsy 3d?

Not really. (It might be technically possible but would not be a good/easy experience.) You would want to use Bitsy Savior instead.

I don't really get how to use the dialogue choices hack. When I tested it out on a simpler case the javascript text said that it couldn't read "choice" as anything.  Also, just the way it's used is kind of confusing. Please give me some help to understand how to use the dialogue choices hack  

I believe that at this moment, there are issues with the dialogue-choices hack because of conflicts with the bitsy editor itself. It can still be used, but it takes more effort than most other hacks. Unfortunately, I’m not really able to give detailed assistance with hacks in these comments. I recommend asking in the Bitsy discord: it’s generally active with people who can help.

i am in need of a gravity tutorial. does anyone know one? or want to post one?

I don’t think a tutorial for the Gravity hack exists yet. If you join the Bitsy Discord, there are probably some folks in the #bitsy-tools-and-help channel who have used it and can give advice.


Deleted post

The Text-To-Speech hack is very similar to this, but uses browser-built-in TTS software. As for specifically SAM, a hack would have to be written to attach it to the Bitsy dialogue system, but it’s theoretically possible. Creating hacks requires knowledge of JavaScript, but if you want more guidance on how to start looking into that, I suggest you join the Bitsy discord.


Please consider adding this hack to make bitsy games playable on the web browser of the nintendo 3DS: github link here. I'm afraid it will be lost to the sands of time otherwise.

I have a question about the transparency hack.

Is there a way to make the sprite only have no transparency?


You can at least work around it, by using the option for either a specific item/sprite or a list of item/sprites to render transparent - or, all item/sprites with the word transparent in the name - and then simply leave out the names of all your sprites.


Borksy makes all items/sprites transparent by default. You can change this in the hack options. If editing the hack options is unfamiliar to you, or you need more help creating the exact solution you need, someone in the Bitsy discord help channel can probably walk you through it.

it just gives me the network error message even if  i try to download the test project in incognito

Sorry you're having this issue; I'm yet not sure how I can solve it on my end. I'm going to keep looking into it. I did google and find a few things you can try, hopefully one of those will work for you!

This has succeeded where I failed (when following other tutorials to the letter) in adding music to different rooms. Now I'm going to go and add some tunes to my Bitsy game! Cheers!


You are a god.

literally the best bitsy tool ever, thank you!!!

🤗I'm always glad to find out how many people have been helped by this tool!

I don't know if I've ever said it since I started making Bitsy games, but this tool has been instrumental in the Bitsy games I've made! Thanks for making this, I greatly appreciate it!!

Thanks so much, TyeDye! I didn’t realize when I made this tool how helpful it would be to so many people. I love seeing about all the games folx have made using it.

Hello. I'm trying to use borksy because I wanted to use the directional hack for  my sprite. But apparently it's not working, I've known the bitsy recently so I don't know much about the tool yet but I followed the use tutorials as explained and the hack still didn't work.


Yes, sorry. You weren't doing anything wrong. Borksy was out of date with Bitsy. It should be working now, but if you need more immediate help in the future, I recommend joining the Bitsy discord and asking for help there.


Used it a lot for my game, which wouldn't have been possible without it.

Gonna try this out later

DUUUUUUUDE This is awesome

Looking forward to trying this out. 😊 Thanks for creating it.