About the Talk
October 26, 2019 12:45 PM
Eau Claire, WisconsinEau Claire, Wisconsin
After one semester working through the textbook “Building Java Programs”, I tried to build a video game.
Looking back at it now, the struggle was hilarious!
While taking summer classes outside of my major, I decided to practice my newly-acquired and yet infantile skill, by attempting to build what I thought was a small but simple video game - a text based game.
I learned nothing but syntax.
I have a “What I wish I had learned and in this order” handout, that I think may help those who know already know a programming language, but don’t know where to even begin to make a game like Skyrim. But the pattern is very generalizable, and if someday, after one of your video games has thousands of downloads, you want to make a robot, then you could make your own “What I need to learn and in what order” handout.