Designing a Game Engine for Beginners

Some reflections on how a game engine made for beginners should look.

Visual coding of a game in Scratch. A beginner friendly tool, but which is hard to advance coding skills with.

The Challenge of Learning Programming Today

// Location of 256 color VGA graphics with 320x200 pixels
char *video_buffer = 0xA000;

// draw pixel
video_buffer[y*320+x] = color

The Case for Pixel Art Games

From CyberPop assets at Itch.io
From CyberPop assets at Itch.io

Pixel Art Game Engine Options

Tiled Map Editor

Using Godot Game Engine

PyGame, LÖVE, PyGame Zero and Others

Game Simulators

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