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Re: Learning game development
- To: "Ann L'Italien" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: Learning game development
- From: Christian Reiniger <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2001 10:46:02 +0200
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On Tuesday 09 October 2001 04:11, Ann L'Italien wrote:
> I have a 12 yr old son who is interested in learning how to create his
> own games. As yet, he has no programming experience. Are there any
> sites and/or software you would recommend to give him a start?
Hmm. <looking a bit around>
Seems to explain things really well. As free alternative of the "logo"
language package that's used there you can use
http://www.softronix.com/logo.html (Windows software)
(has a different screen layout , but that should be ok)
looks like a good first thing as well. Nothing in
terms of games or graphics, but a nice, clear and short intro of basic
It uses Python (http://www.python.org/) as language, which comes with all
Linux distributions and is available for almost all other systems.
(also using Python) is more advanced. *Perhaps* also a good beginning
pick, but I guess it's too dry to keep a 12yr old going during the first
That's about all I found now. Not much, but that should be a start,
enough to write questionnaire-type games. Perhaps someone on our mailing
list knows other links?
Anyway, your son should subscribe to our list (send an empty mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org) so that he can ask whenever something's
unclear or when he needs more :)
The list is rather low-volume (often no messages for weeks).
Some general pointers that *might* be useful:
LGDC Webmaster (http://lgdc.sunsite.dk/)
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