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Video Game Programming for Kids, Second Edition by Jonathan S. Harbour

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Chapter 7

So You Want to Be a Hero?

You have learned some really good things about programming video games in BASIC, especially in the previous chapter, where you learned to make the most complete game. There are many helpful concepts in all of these games.

Even if you don’t understand every part of the BASIC code, you can see how things work in the game by studying it. I want you to be able to write your own game using these examples as a start, and make your own games that are way better than anything in this book.

So, we’re going to make a new game that borrows ideas from the previous ones, and by doing so you will learn how similar the code is from one game to the next. Only the logic changes—that is, the code that makes things act a certain ...

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