It has been quite a long time since I posted on this blog, of which I previously said exciting things were going to happen. One positive thing of note is that my first game, Memory Train Deluxe, available on the Windows platform (all current versions), can be downloaded
Over the past year or so, I’ve been thinking about the direction I want to take my life, especially in regard to school. Some of you may know this from Twitter, but if not, I switched my college major, at least for now, to Liberal Arts. This is what people usually select when they don’t have they’re major figured out, or so I’m told.
I of course do not want to go into Liberal Arts, especially with the release of my new game. I’ve began to get interested in programming again, and while MTD is programmed in BGT, a language specifically designed for audio game creation for the blind, I want to be able to do more in the cross platform department.
My two interests for wanting to be able to program is:
1. Interest in computers: This is obviously a given, but you have to know at least the basics of how a computer functions before you write your first program.
2. I want to be able to create my own apps that I don’t have: For a long time I have been wanting to create a Youtube player, oTube, for the Mac. Ideally it’ll feature playlist support, a player to manipulate the audio as desired, and stream the audio only if desired.
My language for cross platform support is
I can either take the “Spend hours reading a 270 PG manual and try to remember syntax” approach, or I can take the “Look in the PB reference and see which functions you can use to create a program of my design” approach. I’ll take the latter any day. BGT has a reference, but Pure Basic has an IDE, so the reference is built in.
I’ve got school in the morning so I’ll finish up here. When registering next semester, I am going to attempt to see what Software Engineering courses they have. No, this is not computer science, like the college councilors wants me to think.
If they don’t have anything, or if they tell me I have to take computer science to get into a completely different field, I’ll go ahead and take the Liberal Arts degree and go to a programming trade school.
Anyway, that’s it for now. Signing off.