How to make games – Making the transition from business apps and web development into gaming
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Video games are the driving force behind many programmers aspirations. I grew up with a Commodore 64, with a tape drive and 3 games of my own. After beating all 3, I wanted more… but as a kid, buying more games was not an option. Knowing I couldn’t buy games, I decided to try to make my own. I dove into the basic language of the C64, wrote text to the screen, discovered the amazing GOTO function and made some pretty terrible stuff.
While the games I built weren’t really worth playing, the experience of writing my own code sparked something inside me. I realized that
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