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ONLamp: Gaming Hacks for Geeks, Part 1

Oct 23, 2004, 07:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Carless)

" If you've made it this far in the book, you've probably considered the ultimate gaming hack at some point: writing your own game. Maybe you have a story best told through interactive fiction... Maybe not, though; some stories need more pictures than words.

"Though the systems emulated in Chapter 1 all have fantastic limitations, creating similar games today is much, much easier. Faster computers, higher-level languages, and well-documented, reusable libraries make it easy to learn game programming. It's still difficult to create a high-powered 3D shooter engine, but with a little practice, you can write a fun little 2D game in a weekend..."

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