- How To Create Your Own Computer Games
Looking for something different to do over the holiday break? How about creating your own computer games and making an effort to be the next John Carmack? or err.. maybe not. The TechZone have written up a guide explaing how you can get right into the whole game creation process without even needing to learn any dreaded programming languages to do so. Interesting stuff me thinks.
I've always loved video games, ever since I first played them on a friend's computer in the afternoon after elementary school. There's something almost magical about the fact that we can move images around and interact with virtual worlds, a living fantasy presented for us to interact with however we please. I've also always wanted to make games myself but, until recently, didn't have the technical knowledge to do so. Now, I'm a second year software engineering student, so if I weren't able to code a game without too many dramas there'd be something drastically wrong. But what about the common person: the person for whom the term 'memory leak' conjures up images of their grandfather, 'pipeline' is where the water flows, and 'blitting' is unheard of? Well, everyone can get in on the game creation process, and you don't even need to learn 'real' programming to do so.
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