What can thinking like musicians teach us about game-making?Read the rest
Make Games! published a huge list of indie titles
, many of them free or trivially inexpensive, made using the wildly popular game-making software Unity
—I know what I'll be doing next weekend! If you're feeling inspired, Make Games!' getting started
page links to essential articles and Unity alternatives for developers of any skill level.
So you've got a yearning to code games, you've got a killer idea, and you want to work for yourself. What next?
A video, "What most schools don't teach," circled the Internet this week, particularly among my developer friends. In it, a stream of famous figures in the software world make a compelling case for why you–everyone–should learn how to program. As a software developer and lover of code, I was excited to see such a great job of showing good reasons to support coding education.
Halfway through, however, someone says "jobs".
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"Microsoft has jumped onto the free-to-play bandwagon with its latest game, a text-driven adventure called Visual Studio 2010
. The innovative new game marries the traditional interactive fiction text adventure with its arcane commands and exploration with the free-form, open-ended gaming" [Ars Technica, following the introduction of gamification and "achievements"
to the coding app]