There are hundreds of great sites that I should probably link to, and much like linking to my hundreds of games, I’ve always found it a bit of a mess once I start trying to cram it all into a small sidebar on the right of the site.
As such, I’ve finally opted to create one great big link-page, full of everything I could think of within the short hour or so that it took to add it!
If you’re missing from this page, let me know!!
I’ve used pretty much every flavour of BlitzBasic since the Amiga, and I’m still using it today.
Monkey-X is a Cross-Compiler language, with modern day mobile-device targets available, as well as the main exe’s and even HTML5 and Flash. Monkey is my current language of choice. And it’s even created by the Blitz team, too.. (Boy, am I a fanboy, or what!?)
Created by brothers Joe and Seb Lenton, PlayMyCode is a fully featured programming language that exists inside your browser. Create an account (free) and you can code your own little games directly inside the website, and then play the games inside your browser. You can also share your games with others, who can also peek inside your code, and even Fork your projects to create their own offsprings.
A few of my iOS games were created using Cocos2D. I found it to be a nice comfortable library, it worked pretty well, and it did exactly what I needed it to.
Website creator @McFunkypants decided to take the concept of AGameAWeek, and transform it into something more stable, and achievable.
CaffeineKid jumped on board with the whole OneGameAMonth idea, and has successfully managed to create a whole bunch of great little Android and OUYA games over the course of 2013. Unfortunately, he’s not updated his blog since April, so I’ve just linked to his #1GAM page, instead!
Alexander Shen has taken things in entirely the opposite direction, and decided to try to create something new EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!
For a while, NMcCoy was trying the whole “AGameAWeek” thing, too, but then one of his games got ripped off, BIG TIME, and .. then.. it all ground to a halt.
A random selection of folk on Twitter, in no particular order.
Spinal_Cord : Fiddles with old-tech to make new things.
The spiritual successor to BlitzCoder and CodersWorkshop has been up and running since 2006. It doesn’t look awesome, it uses oldskool html techniques, and it relies on an old crapped out, creaky server which is in desperate need of an update. … But it still works, and it’s got a fully fledged oldskool community of coders standing by to help with any obscure coding queries.
The community hub for all things retro. The site used to be entirely about making remakes of classic games, but over the years has sprawled into a general all-purpose retro meeting area.
A lovely community of Freeware-Hunters, who scour the internet in the hopes of finding the best free games that are out there.
Other random sites you might spot me on, are..