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What should I learn first to develop Android app and game?

I need a guide suggestion on learning for developing Android app and game. First of all, I have no background in programming and I am never good in math. What I do have is artistic skill and two ideas for mobile devices, one calendar app and one time management game. [more inside]
posted by lanhan on Jul 28, 2013 - 8 answers

State of the art indie/hobby game programming tools?

It's been nearly 10 years since I've poked at game programming as a hobby (Hi smackwich!). What are the best platforms, engines or technologies for not-windows hobby/indie game devs these days? [more inside]
posted by wrok on Jul 26, 2013 - 10 answers

Help me find a website: mash your keyboard and lines of code appear

That's about it - it was a one-trick website with a programming version of Guitar Hero, where you would mash your keyboard and lines of code would appear in that rhythm. Help?
posted by sixswitch on Jun 22, 2013 - 3 answers

Not particularly enthusiastic about rolling my own here.

What's a good framework for a turn-based game server? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Oct 9, 2011 - 9 answers

What can I add to my math degree to improve my job prospects?

I have a B.S. in Math, but I haven't been able to find a job in my field. What can I add to my undergrad degree to be more competitive in the job market? [more inside]
posted by ZeroDivides on Sep 21, 2011 - 12 answers

How to start in app development?

I want to get into game development for android. Where do I hang out online, who do I talk to, what do I need to know, and what do I read? [more inside]
posted by Cogentesque on Jun 6, 2011 - 7 answers

Teach me the basics of webgame design!

I feel like learning how to make some simple Flash games, moving up to more complicated ideas later on. I've downloaded/installed ActonScript and Fixel's stuff for programing. Where's a good source for tutorials/guides for learning to do the basics? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Sep 15, 2010 - 9 answers

Help a New Small Robot-Tester

After reading this answer, I tried playing the programming-esque game Manufactoria. I loved it immediately. The first two levels were perfectly simple and didn't require a second of thought, but I keep futzing with level three (Robolamps). I seem to get very close to success over and over, but after 2 days I can't get a proper solution. I have no programming experience at all, but I seem to have an unnatural amount of patience for trying to figure this out, and think the basic concepts aren't challenging at all yet, at this completely basic level-- I just think I might be missing a crucial concept or two. [more inside]
posted by thegreatfleecircus on Jun 29, 2010 - 17 answers

Where to start with flash for games?

I want to learn to program simple games. What book(s) would you recommend for learning flash/actionscript 3 from scratch? [more inside]
posted by Jezztek on Mar 14, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me get into Rockstar ;)

I have a phone interview with Rockstar New England. What should I expect? And is there anything obvious I need to prepare. [more inside]
posted by prufrock on Dec 1, 2009 - 3 answers

Online school for programming?

My boyfriend is hoping to find a really nice online programming study that results in a Bachelor's degree - his goal is to work on games, but we figure that non-game-based online schools could be just as helpful, and cost-effective. (Learn normal programming, and then just adjust courseload later on to take a couple of game programming classes and take a lot of C++ and usual game languages.) Does anyone have recommendations for such online study programs? [more inside]
posted by Bakuun on May 7, 2009 - 5 answers

Sci-fi kids book with BASIC code

Childhood BookFilter: A sci-fi choose-your-own adventure book with snippets of BASIC code that would be a complete game in the end. [more inside]
posted by pravit on Dec 12, 2008 - 7 answers

A game where you write software to solve problems...?

What was this fascinating shareware video game? It involved writing LOGO or BASIC-like code to guide a ladybug on a tree branch past obstacles to a goal. [more inside]
posted by ostranenie on Jun 3, 2007 - 11 answers

How to go about making an on-line artifical life game

I've been reading about evolutionary computing and artificial life and suchlike. As an exercise, I would like to make a multi-player online game where players can design creatures, which would then compete for survival. [more inside]
posted by MetaMonkey on May 4, 2006 - 18 answers

Simulated stock market games.

I've been fascinated for a while with stiff like tradesports.com and the ill-fated DARPA terrorism futures market, and got to thinking about building a fake, toy futures market. There are systems out there that simulate markets, but they're either simple portfolio charters or they have randomly wobbling shares. I'm much more interested in valuations created by groups of users gaming on the outcome of real events.

Ideally, as I'm very lazy, someone will have written one of these already, but I've googled away and had no joy. It could be me not knowing the lingo used to describe these things.

Failing this can anybody recommend a framework to work within? I'm thinking of something (probably the usual php/mysql) with e-mail/users/password recovery etc. built in for me to start from. Maybe the toy market would be best developed as a plug in to something? [more inside]
posted by Flat Feet Pete on Mar 28, 2004 - 5 answers

What was this 1985 Mac educational game featuring a robot on skates?

In 1985 or so, there was an educational game for the Macintosh that I exactly once. It featured a robot on skates with an iconic programming language that you use to help make it travel safely through little virtual worlds. What was it called?
posted by plinth on Mar 19, 2004 - 11 answers

An easy way to do 8-bit art?

I was interested in making a flash animation that looks like an 8 bit nintendo game, and was wondering if there's an easy way to do 8 bit art?
posted by drezdn on Feb 20, 2004 - 8 answers

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