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Prof G

Member Since 26 Jun 2009
Offline Last Active Apr 19 2014 09:51 PM

#5019190 Teaching Very Basic Game Dev. - Best Program to Use?

Posted by on 08 January 2013 - 02:51 PM

Thanks for the feedback everyone.  I really like what I see over at http://scratched.media.mit.edu/ so I'm leaning towards this solution with Game Maker as a backup.  


I'd like to show them some basic programming concepts like logic statements, looping structures, and basic object oriented stuff relating to methods & attributes.  What I want to get away from is throwing a language like C at them and then having to spend 2 hours finding a missing semicolon.  Granted, this can be a very real part of the process, but I think our time would be best spent working with a more "visual" code creation tool like Game Maker or Scratch.