Get started to write my own game? (I am a programmer)
I am new to the recalbox world and I actually come from raspbian.
I know what raspberry pi could do generally. And the recalbox project seems very powerful on playing existing roms. However I would like to write my own game. Probably a simple mario-like game or RPG.
how to get started? any directions would be good. I still have no idea after looking the FAQ and google search.
@mfkenson Hello I would advise to try with pico-8 which is pretty straightforward, although the documentation is sometimes unclear.
It is not free, it costs somewhere around 15€
Even if you end working with another game motor, pico-8 is simple and very good to learn the base of 2D game programming
@acris and I even worked on a unofficial integration into recalbox which you can find in my signature
others candidates : game maker, unity, but you won't be able to use them on the pi
@mfkenson out of the box you could check the lua framework (lutro emulator) wich is already part of recalbox.
EasyRPG has a libretro port as far as I know, so you could think of integrating it into recalbox if programming for it is an option.
yep @paradadf is right, lua is good too, and pico-8 uses a subset of lua
I am impressed the tiny pico-8 could do all tasks including game development.
However it seems that it is not efficient to do the development in that window, is it?
What is your recommended way to program?
@mfkenson I didn't programm that much with it but the included editor inside pico8 is maybe simple but usefull too.
I see you found the awesome github, everything should be in it, I remember someone writing something allowing the editing of the cart's code through notepad++