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Seven More Languages in Seven Weeks by Bruce Tate, Jack Moffitt, Frederic Daoud, Ian Dees

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Day 3: It’s All a Game

When I was in high school, I made extra spending money by writing games. We basically painted one screen after another in a loop, and the game went as fast as your hardware. The more complex the game, the slower it ran. These days, writing a game using conventional technologies is much tougher. The processors are much faster, so you need to spend more time dealing with timing and state. I quit writing games when I was in college. It just got too hard to crank out a game in an afternoon.

Until now. The game I wrote for this chapter is the first I’ve written in 20 years. The experience has been incredibly rewarding. The flow of this section is going to be a little different than most of the others in this book. I’m going ...

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