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Monkey Game Development by Michael Hartlef

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Chapter 1. Monkey—Huh?

Monkey is a high-level programming language developed by Mark Sibly, the creator of the very popular Blitz Basic range of programming languages. If you happen to know Blitz Basic, Blitz3D, or BlitzMax, then you know where Monkey is coming from. Its main purpose is to provide you with a helpful tool to create 2D games, but of course, if you are creative, you will be able to create other kinds of apps and programs with it, too. For example, interactive books could a very good playing field for Monkey.

The Monkey programming language is strongly inspired by BASIC and JAVA. BASIC, in particular, is known to be a beginner's programming language. So naturally, Monkey is easy to learn and you can get up and running very fast; just ...

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