Programming Languages for Game Design

Game developers are compelled to do a little programming to ensure that the game set-up is in the right state for users. It is worth noting that programming can be quite a daunting task. The programming part of these games forms the skeletal framework for all the games available online. Right now, the best programming languages for games include;

  • SQL
  • javascript
  • CSS3
  • HTML5
  • Java
  • C++

JavaScript is mostly preferred as a programming language for game developers. This is because it of the following advantages:

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Speed

JavaScript is quite fast as compared to other programming languages. It runs quickly and immediately within the client’s browser. It is also not slowed by calls to a backend server. Since almost all browsers support (just in time) JIT compilation for JavaScript which simply means that one does not need to compile the code before running it.

Simplicity

Many game developers prefer using the JavaScript programming language due to its simplicity. It is worth noting that JavaScript’s syntax was inspired by Java’s which is relatively easy in comparison to the other programming languages such as c++.

Popularity

You will find JavaScript anywhere on the web. This goes to show how popular the JavaScript programming language is. You will find very many resources to learn JavaScript on the web. This popularity has made many game developers consider it and use it mostly when developing online games.

Interoperability

JavaScript comes with an advantage in that it can be inserted into any web page. It can be used in a variety of applications since it can be accorded support in other languages such as PHP and Pearl. This is why many developers like using the JavaScript programming language for their games. Many games are programmed with JavaScript. They include HexGL, Bejeweled, Entanglement, CrossCode, and many more.

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Naveed Ul-Haq

I am a UK based technical architect. I love working with .NET based CMS, eCommerce solutions, .NET Core, DevOps, and Cloud computing. I am a Certified Episerver CMS developer, MCSD (Microsoft Certified Solution Developer) and MCP in Azure application development. I spend my free time with my family and reading books. You can contact me on [email protected]

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