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Title: The 'it's May 2021 : What do you code your game in now?' Thread.
Post by: Amon. on May 29, 2021, 21:40:22
I'm using Gamemaker exclusively. I dabble with Unity3D when I feel like giving myself Cluster Headaches, and a bit of AGK Studio 2 when I want to try playing memory games when remembering the AGK syntax i.e. makeQuadFromBLahThenTextureItEasily()
That's about it. I'm still looking for Blitz3D 2 though. I doubt I will ever find anything like it.
Title: Re: The 'it's May 2021 : What do you code your game in now?' Thread.
Post by: Qube on May 30, 2021, 00:05:41
Still using AGK for 2D but putting a like more time into Unity for 3D.

I’ve not tried Unity for 2D yet but I’d like to do done basic brute force tests between it and AGK and see which one can handle the most sprites at a constant 60fps.

Been tempted for a long time to have a play with C ( not C++ yet ) but for the upcoming weeks and months I’ll be sticking with the above.
Title: Re: The 'it's May 2021 : What do you code your game in now?' Thread.
Post by: Steve Elliott on May 30, 2021, 00:33:35
Well I'm using my own language (elgol).  It's getting a bit scary now because I might actually need to put it out there soon and get lots of abuse from peeps lol.
Title: Re: The 'it's May 2021 : What do you code your game in now?' Thread.
Post by: Xerra on May 30, 2021, 01:00:39
Not done any game maker 2 code since my aborted game for the last competition. Since I've moved house, the only coding I've been doing is using TRSE. which is pascal based, for coding on a Vic 20 computer. I've strictly kept myself focussed on just what I can do with a Vic 20 using it, but the thing exports for almost every 80's micro computer already, so it's been hard to avoid the temptation of doing stuff on a C64 with it.
Title: Re: The 'it's May 2021 : What do you code your game in now?' Thread.
Post by: blinkok on May 30, 2021, 02:25:02
I've been using python script to make notepad++ do what i want it to do. You can do just about anything with notepad++ and pythonscript. Very nifty
Title: Re: The 'it's May 2021 : What do you code your game in now?' Thread.
Post by: iWasAdam on May 30, 2021, 05:04:42
Well currently all games are off  :o
I am deep in code preparation getting wonkey into a nice state to begin coding with it. Monkey2 was always a nice language but had failings. so hopefully when everything is ready to go. other people might like it too :)
Title: Re: The 'it's May 2021 : What do you code your game in now?' Thread.
Post by: grindalf on May 30, 2021, 08:31:01
Still using B3D
Title: Re: The 'it's May 2021 : What do you code your game in now?' Thread.
Post by: MikeHart on May 30, 2021, 08:57:54
Of course it is Cerberus X. With the 3D module Vortex out of beta and the last release of CX out now, I can finally work further on the port of a 3D game I started way back in AGK. I love Vortex. It has a Blitz3D like entity system enhanced with shadows, shaders, encryption of your models and runs great on all platforms we target. The plan is to ship the module with CX, its author has already agreed to it.


Of course I could have interfaced AGK Tier 2 in CX with the tool that creates corresponding modules and help file s automatically from the AGK distribution, but I am not convinced that TGC will keep AGK Classic up and fix the bugs that occur over time, especially on the mobile side of things. Also with every release they introduce some kind of bug in their projects that I need to fix in my automatic porting tool to make it work again. So it is Cerberus X and Vortex for me.


Besides that we have our plate full of enhancements for CX in the works (integration of VSCodium, Metal Support via Sokol or MetalAngle, UI, spritesheet and animation tool,  new docs, video tutorials, new website, etc etc.) I doubt there will be ever time where there is nothing to work on in the CX universe.


When not working with CX, I am using Game Maker Studio to dabble very VERY slowly on a retro style platformer. You know, these times when you want to do something completely different. What I like about GM is its toolset. Besides sound stuff, you don't need to get out of GM at all. The GM language is okish. You can work with it.


Title: Re: The 'it's May 2021 : What do you code your game in now?' Thread.
Post by: iWasAdam on May 30, 2021, 11:11:42
Excellent news about the vortex module. I also like how other language creators use other packages and get ideas and thought from them. A good feedback loop  8)
Title: Re: The 'it's May 2021 : What do you code your game in now?' Thread.
Post by: Pfaber11 on May 30, 2021, 13:57:15
I'm currently using AGK studio and can't find any reason to move to anything else . Also got classic which rarely sees the light of day anymore . I've still got a few things to figure out in the game making world and with every new project I learn something new . Have a nice day.
Title: Re: The 'it's May 2021 : What do you code your game in now?' Thread.
Post by: RemiD on May 30, 2021, 20:33:15
Blitz3d...

currently learning / experimenting about procedural terrain generation (perlin noise) with some predefined heights (for track and borders)
Title: Re: The 'it's May 2021 : What do you code your game in now?' Thread.
Post by: BasicBoy on May 30, 2021, 21:59:51
Still BBC BASIC and an occasional sprinkling of C and assembler code.

I was going to venture into Java earlier this year, but I got sidetracked by various random, miscellaneous things.

Title: Re: The 'it's May 2021 : What do you code your game in now?' Thread.
Post by: 3DzForMe on May 31, 2021, 17:03:09
This month, mainly AGK. Although, not that mainly.....
Title: Re: The 'it's May 2021 : What do you code your game in now?' Thread.
Post by: Xaron on May 31, 2021, 17:22:17
Unity
Title: Re: The 'it's May 2021 : What do you code your game in now?' Thread.
Post by: bsisko on June 01, 2021, 00:58:48
Torque Game Engine (that's TGE 1.4, not the newer T3d) all the way buddies.

Because my internet is down for the moment, Godot is my 2nd choice.  Otherwise it would have been,

Unity3d, especially for console development.
Then when I'm ready for punishment, I'm teaching myself Lumberyard (for consoles as well)  (though likely I cannot come up with a practical reason for choosing between Unity and Lumberyard)
If I can only choose 1 between the two, it would be Unity.

As for testing purposes, or when I want to get something done in a hurry, its Blitz3d.

Amon,  IMHO  CerberusX + Vortex is Blitz3d2.
Title: Re: The 'it's May 2021 : What do you code your game in now?' Thread.
Post by: Scaremonger on June 01, 2021, 18:12:52
BlitzMaxNG, although I'm looking forward to giving Wonkey a try.

Currently working on an Android research app using Cordova and a system maintenance system in Python.
Title: Re: The 'it's May 2021 : What do you code your game in now?' Thread.
Post by: Ashmoor on June 02, 2021, 10:36:31
I'm using BMax Vanilla for my current game, mainly because of BLIde. I would like to switch completely to NG but I have to check out VS Code first.
Title: Re: The 'it's May 2021 : What do you code your game in now?' Thread.
Post by: therevills on June 02, 2021, 11:32:12
Still using BlitzMax Vanilla for our commercial games Windows games. (I agree with Ashmoor, BLIde is still awesome for BMX!)

CerberusX for mobile games and fun :)

BMX NG and Wonkey in the future!

Tried to like AGK2, but really missing basic OOP features... Tried Unity too many times and still think it's too much for basic 2d games.
Title: Re: The 'it's May 2021 : What do you code your game in now?' Thread.
Post by: statto on June 02, 2021, 17:11:13
BlitzMax NG. For 2D desktop games, love how easy it is to port between operating systems and utilise C, love it's open source now too.

Only problem is I'm still stuck at trying to figure out how to create a game based on a simple 3D mesh, but fortunately that's not the only idea in the think tank
Title: Re: The 'it's May 2021 : What do you code your game in now?' Thread.
Post by: steve_ancell on June 03, 2021, 08:03:26
AGK2
Title: Re: The 'it's May 2021 : What do you code your game in now?' Thread.
Post by: Steve Elliott on June 08, 2021, 22:02:33
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I also like how other language creators use other packages and get ideas and thought from them. A good feedback loop  8)

Definitely.  There have been soo many computer languages that I have personally hated - or loved.  But also, thoughts of mixing languages.  Taking the best from each of your favourites, then adding your own stamp on it for your own computer language.
Title: Re: The 'it's May 2021 : What do you code your game in now?' Thread.
Post by: mainsworthy on June 24, 2021, 19:33:32
c64 Assembler , still learning it and the c64 mem map etc... but I have my books now and Im tucked in.
Title: Re: The 'it's May 2021 : What do you code your game in now?' Thread.
Post by: Xaron on June 26, 2021, 08:13:59
Unity for my main 3d project.

Cerberus X and Raylib for 2D side kicks.

edit: Just saw I already replied. My bad.
Title: Re: The 'it's May 2021 : What do you code your game in now?' Thread.
Post by: Pfaber11 on August 14, 2021, 14:23:46
Just read through this thread right from the start and it is amazing the diversity of the languages we all use . Supposing AGK studio is in fact a language . Blitzmax and versions of it seem to be be the most popular language. Have a  nice day,
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