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Show HN: Akedo – Retro gaming and coding platform

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  • 15 days ago

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Show HN: Akedo – Retro gaming and coding platform


@empressplay 15 days

Replying to @yrandom 🎙

Great stuff! Consider having a game jam on itch.io to attract some users

I can't help but plug my own 3D version: https://turtlespaces.org

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@cubano 15 days

Replying to @yrandom 🎙

In this highly realistic tennis game...

Its always a plus, in my book at least, when the dev has a solid sense of humor...thanks for the work and I hope it helps a youngster get into game programming.

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@freedomben 15 days

Replying to @yrandom 🎙

This looks like a really neat educational platform! A few questions I couldn't find answers to (although didn't do a ton of digging beyond exploring each page/section):

1. Is the language for this open source? If not, is that planned?

2. Is the language compiled or interpreted, and what targets? Is the execution environment a VM that runs in the browser similar to Scratch?

3. Is this a charity or for-profit? If the former, how will it be sustainable (i.e. donations, premium memberships, etc.)? If the latter, what are the plans for monetization?

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@hansword 15 days

Replying to @yrandom 🎙

This reminds me of the phantasy consoles scene:

* https://www.lexaloffle.com/pico-8.php (paid, $15)

* https://tic80.com/ (Lua, JS, Ruby, Wren, ...., open source, free)

* https://pixelvision8.github.io/Website/ (Lua, C#, open source, free)

I have good memories of playing around with Tic80, now hat v1.0 is out, perhaps I try it again.

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@arecurrence 15 days

Replying to @yrandom 🎙

This is a platform where a DALL-E like bitmap generator would be really useful. Boom... instant assets.

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@qsort 15 days

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What language does it use? I can't match it with anything I know, is it something custom?

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@yig 15 days

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This reminds me of microStudio <https://microstudio.dev/>. I used it for a game design class this past semester. All the editors made it easy for my students to jump in and create. It has really great debugging tools now, too.

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@colinjoy 15 days

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How'd you come up with the name? Does it stand for something?

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