There is no reason why he cannot implement the entire text based game in a single HTML page with a single input field and button for input, and a single text area for output.
Yes, but still yo have to able to tell things apart, and it is extremely hard to do that.
HTML is a markup language ... what does that even mean?
Why are people talking about Client / Server communication?
In short: yes it is scalable, but only for people who know a lot about web development.
The time might be better invested in just setting up development environments for different languages and not even going beyond "Hello World!" projects ... and reading up on those languages / types of languages (even/especially with Dialects' update in mind).
Doing a browser based game makes sense if you want to practice the skillset.
When you want to learn about game development in general ... better keep it more simple than that, because everything will be a blur until you know more about the components/technologies that are involved.
I'd like to add that I do not plan on following a programmer's career, at least not at present. The necessity to learn programming (or at least the very fundaments of it) is only a mean to allow for greater assertiveness when creating and contemplating the design of a game. This is not to say I won't take programming seriously --I just see it in a different perspective than someone willing to make a career out of it would at this point in time.
You would not be looking at the big picture if you zoom in on web development now. That big picture knowledge is something that might be really valuable for you as a game designer.
But sure, if you want to specialize already that is fine. I still would not start with building a skill ... better do the relevant research instead.
Then break the technologies down further and practice those with simple projects for hands on experience:
- learn about HTML5, play with pure HTML for a while
- add CSS files for a site, play with that for a while
- Bring everything together, maybe write a style switcher before you go for the game
Edited by DareDeveloper, 29 March 2014 - 12:44 PM.