From firstname.lastname@example.org@21:1/5 to All on Wed Sep 14 20:34:07 2016
I would like to create a game for some grandsons: Something that would include typical maze elements (walls, barriers, traps, jumping platforms, etc) and would allow them to enter in "code" to create or modify some of the elements.
While I have been a medical information systems programmer for most of my career, it has been focused on CRUD (create/retrieve/update/delete) applications and interfacing (HL7 and proprietary). I have virtually no experience with GUI and audio
Here are some questions that have occurred to me:
1. Which languages would be best?
2. Which toolkits would help? OpenGL?
3. Can this be done on a browser?
4. How does one control scrolling in different directions? Do you create the screen in memory and then instruct the system to scroll in the direction of the newly created portion?
5. Could you interface with one of the available free game engines?
Regarding Logo, would it be possible during game play, to accept typed in code and evaluate it?
Obviously this would not have to be world-class. Just something a 10 and 12 year old might like and perhaps from which they could learn how to do some elementary coding.