Dark Basic is Developer's Dream?
"Blending together the almighty power of DIRECTX and the remarkable ease of BASIC, prepare for a language that gives absolute beginners unprecidented power to create professional software."
"Blending together the almighty power of DIRECTX and the remarkable ease of BASIC, prepare for a language that gives absolute beginners unprecidented power to create professional software.
The DarkBASIC team long ago realised that the creative freedom to write todays type of 3D games could not to be found on the PC. You had to be a good programmer to get close to the performance of modern 3D games. Over two years ago we decided to do something about it.
By far the people most likely to benefit from DarkBASIC are those that have absolutely no idea what programming is and have no intention of ever finding out.
Once upon a time, gamers would almost stumble into programming whilst playing their favourite game. Early computer games where written in BASIC, and the player could quite easily break into the source code and read what the programmer had written. They very often changed the code to give themselves a hideously unfair advantage. These gamers very often grew up to become programmers!
DarkBASIC comes complete with a game that lets you break into the source code and change the rules whenever you like. The built-in help system has been designed to introduce programming gradually, and is backed up by quick-start help, tutorials and over a hundred example programs. Imagine hacking your first computer game!
For those of you with experience with other game creation tools, you have probably heard the phrase, 'no programming required' many times. It's a phrase that invites the inexperienced closer, and portrays programming as something nasty to be avoided. Consider however, after all your hard work learning the systems and interfaces to create your game, what have you got? A clone! Take away the bells and whistles, and you have produced a game everyone has seen, played and disposed of long before you started yours. Not an encouraging thought, is it?
This is one of the main reasons why DarkBASIC now exists. Once you have overcome the basics, there is absolutely no barriers to stop you creating unique games no-one has ever seen before."
For more information about this $70 IDE, visit Darkbasic.com.