View Full Version : Interactive Game Development Platform (and So Much More)

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
03-04-2012, 03:05 AM
I'm not into computer games. At. All. Neither playing them nor designing them. But I have to admit, this is way cool:



Addendum: The guiding principle behind this presentation applies to much more than game creation. Be sure to check out the links in Gordon's post #5.

03-04-2012, 03:22 AM
Talk about teaching kids to program! They'd be all over this. This is what the Raspberry Pi needs.

-- Gordon

03-04-2012, 04:36 AM
Very interesting, looks to be a combination of Java and HTML 5, just wonder what the resource requirements are.

03-04-2012, 04:37 AM
That's so very cool! The best game development system I've ever seen. Wish there was a website I could find out more or the name of the software. Thanks for posting

03-04-2012, 11:55 AM
That is neat. I really like the ability to run the program backwards. The language looks like JavaScript with a roll your own object inheritance system added on.

Mike G
03-04-2012, 12:15 PM
Wow... that development system is impressive.

03-04-2012, 03:34 PM
And think I did it the hard way through the 80's...

Here is the site that cover that and some more... its in French...


Google translation

03-04-2012, 04:07 PM
For more details on the presenter of that code see Bret Victor's Web site here:


The full video from which the game snip was derived is here:


It's very worth watching from start to finish. His DC circuit simulation is also very good. I also liked his approach to developing algorithms, using on-the-fly nodes to reveal wrong assumptions in the coding. He uses a typical binary search as a demonstration, but it would work for most anything.

-- Gordon

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
03-04-2012, 06:16 PM

Thanks for digging up the complete talk. I agree: it's very worthwhile to watch from beginning to end and is about so much more than game creation. In the context of that presentation, I recognize that I tend to take on projects that amuse me. I wonder if self-indulgence is a valid life principle. :)