Diamondwolf3393 2021-07-29 01:07
Heh, isn't it weird that I'm 13 years old, and yet I technically have 7 years of programming experience?
Timo 2021-07-29 16:39
Yes, I remember :) So you actually started young with programming. I didn't even have a device to program when I was 6 ;)
I think I started with 11 or 12.
CubicleHead 2021-07-29 18:44 (Edited)
Wow! I think I started in about 2015 or 16 when one of my friends showed me a school assignment where they have to make a video game using a programming language that I couldn't identify then... When I saw the code it looked so cool, all the lines of text making a graphical b&w game, so I tried googling how to make a game using code... I couldn't find any answers on google but I saw that a language called swift could make mobile apps so I tried learning it... It was way more complex than I thought it would be and I couldn't understand it at all. So I kept searching around for other languages and learned Python, HTML and BASIC but I couldn't find anyway to make graphical games with them... One day I was searching the App Store for any type of software for making games when I happened upon Lowres Coder it was free and very lightweight so I downloaded it when I went to the community tab it was so awesome seeing all the epic games and I tried seeing if I could make something on it. I soon found that you have a 25 line limit until you buy the full version so I tried seeing if I could make a moving Sprite. I successfully made a Sprite but I didn't know how to make it move so I just posted my Sprite that can't move. Was8bit commented on it telling me a code I could use to make it move... I put the code in and the Sprite would move. I thought with this maybe I could make a full graphical game so I bought the full version. I was 9 then and so two dollars seemed rather large but it was well worth it! That's so cool that you started at 6!
G-9 2021-07-29 20:54
Bruh we have the almost same story :D
I’m also 13 and I did start when I was 5 (it was just scratch 😂) then I got my first iPhone …. And everything started from there
First I was bored (yes), I couldn’t figure out what could I do with a no-internet iPhone… then I’ve found this awesome app. Free, cool, nice… I was first searching to learn HTML (i thought only html were used to make games 😂) and this somehow appeared in search. I tried it but I didn’t understood anything… (i was 10, and didn’t learned English :( ) but I started to play games from the community. And they were so cool and epic… I tried to make my first remix, using the tools (no coding X) ) I remember perfectly, it was the Motocross Demo :)
And I started to learn C, then HTML (finally), PHP, C++, BASIC (lol and English also) and much more…
Thank you so much Timo, you are the best :)
Also : G-9#3979
See ya :)
Timo 2021-07-31 12:45 (Edited)
It’s very cool to know that some of you started coding with my apps :) So it was worth making them.
GAMELEGEND 2021-08-04 22:05 (Edited)
hey it's Diamondwolf3393! i remember you :)
moechofe 2021-08-07 20:50
Your stories are all cool. We need more developper in this world 😂.
For me, I started coding at 8 with, basic/asm/arexx/e/prolog/c/lisp. I'm 42 now and still love coding stuff.
I always wanted to code during my time inside paris's metro. I was using Codea but it has always lacks of good tools and found it very hard to make a polished product. So I switch to LowResNX. I don't regret it.
I'm working in the game industry as a living.