Guide to Game Development/The Programming Language

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The programming languages that are going to be used to create the games. Note: this could be a nearly endless list, so I'm only going to add a few, but by all means add more if you want.

Programming languages[edit]

Industry standard for game development
Not ideal for a first programming language
Can be used with the .Net framework
Can be used with unity
Mac, iPad, iPhone only
Works on a variety of platforms
Interpreted language
Works on a variety of platforms
Short for "Visual Basic running on the .Net framework"
Ideal beginner language
Windows, Windows Modern/Metro and Window Phone 8 only
Ideal beginner language
Mac, iPad, iPhone only
Can be used with unity
Can be used with unity
Mainly used online
Can be used for Windows Modern apps.
Online only

Scripting languages to be used with the programming language[edit]

  • 25% developed Python - Repeat from above, can be used as a language and as a script.
Interpreted language
Works on a variety of platforms

Game-only programming languages[edit]

Shader languages[edit]

Shader language used for OpenGL
Shader language used for DirectX