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Friday, March 03, 2006

child's play (and a little off topic) - no really

Ever dreamed of writing your own games? Or perhaps you used to write your own back in the days when things were a lot simpler, and fancy dabbling in it again.

I've often thought about introducing my daughter (when she's older) to the joys of programming, as a creative output, but in this day and age it seems to be an impossible task. However, I came across a programming language called 'KPL' (Kids Programming Language) and it looks pretty good. Don't get me wrong, you're not going to write the next version of Half Life using this thing but for mere mortals like us 30year old dad's I can see some fun to be had creating the next version of Simon Says or even a good Spacies game.

From what I can see it's based on the MS .NET Framework and has collapsible indentation in the editor so a big thumbs up there.

You can download it, free, from the website in the link below and there are loads of examples that get installed as part of the Setup.



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