For school we have this programming course for Java. It isn’t anything special really and it would be really boring if I don’t like to program, it almost is anyway, if it weren’t for the fact that we’re to create a game! Just any game will do and we’re in a group of two and we have about a month to complete it. Mmh I like.
Me and Li, my conspiring friend, have a pretty decent idea of something we can make. The only minor thing is that neither he nor I know anything about Java. Turns out I’ve done some gamemaking in mostly C++ and it’s really not different so we’ll see how the game finishes.
Now this game me a bit of an idea, or rather it resurfaces and older idea, namely to make a few games in a couple of different languages. I like to explore different languages and I like to make games so why not combine them?
I’ll try to make 10 different games with 10 different languages, starting with this Java game. I won’t make this one alone but that hardly matters I guess, there’s plenty of time to code in solitude later.
These are some I had in mind:
This one is slated for release in the middle of October
I’m not sure if this one is considered cheating? I mean I’ve made a few already.
I haven’t done much pure C, and this looks like a nice time as any.
I’ve used you to change values without compiling before, but do you have more to offer me?
I do love lisp and as it runs on the JVM it shouldn’t be too different from Java.
Scala is one of those languages you just got to try someday. Also a JVM, piece of cake right?
Perhaps my current favorite language, it’s just so fun to write you know?
Coffee-script + html 5
One of the more hyped up web technologies right now and I haven’t used them? Shame on me.
Oh Haskell, I’ve tried to get you down the last two summers but you won’t quite let me. Enough is enough, you’re going down!
I might change one or two later on if I find something better to try out (C++ is a bit lazy to include) and I certainly won’t do them in this order. There’s a big chance I won’t do them once a month either, but that’s the general goal I’m setting up.
Now it’s time to do some other, more boring, school work…