DarkBASIC - Make video games while learning to program

The software for you if you want to begin learning how to program and want to make video games.If you want to learn how to make video games and you think that you want to learn how to program then there is an excellent opportunity for you to do both. DarkBasic is the answer for you!It is a complete tool that teaches you how to program and teaches you how to make video games from start to finish. With this software you will be making your own games.

C++ Is the programming language you probably want to use if you want to be a professional game developer. But C++ is a serious language and it takes time and skill to learn.

You might want to learn an easier language that gives you the concepts and ideas of programming while giving you the ability to create video games.

Dark Basic is perfect for you.

Note: Last time I checked DarkBASIC the standard edition was going for about twenty bucks. Twenty bucks! How can you go wrong with that?

The company that makes DarkBASIC has a great website with lots of supporting materials. This is an outstanding option for you if you want to learn how to program and how to make video games.


DarkBASIC StandardDarkBASIC
Easier to comprehend than some other game-programming packages out there, DarkBASIC offers both a fun tutorial and a powerful code editor. You can start programming right away in this offshoot of the BASIC language. First you will learn about the principles of programming, then advance onto media and 3-D topics with further study. The program makes it easy, and with a handful of impressive examples you can learn by doing on several short, fast programs.


DarkBASIC ProfessionalDarkBASIC Professional Introducing DarkBasic Pro, a powerful yet easy to learn programming language for creating games. PC Plus calls DarkBasic Pro Specifically suited to both new programmers and veterans alike. DarkBasic Pro lets you create ANY type of game, with almost any kind of 2D/3D effect and even lets you make games using Quake3 levels. It’s that powerful, flexible and easy to use.



Dark Basic Programming Book

DarkBASIC Programming for the Absolute Beginner (No Experience Required (Course Technology))

Book Description
Looking for an inexpensive way to learn the fundamentals of game programming? Look no further! DarkBASIC Programming for the Absolute Beginner will provide you with a fun, gentle learning curve for learning DarkBASIC-- no prior programming experience required! DarkBASIC is an inexpensive programming language that supports the development of desktop applications, but is especially useful for game creation. DarkBASIC Programming for the Absolute Beginner will touch on all aspects of DarkBASIC's capabilities, but emphasis is placed on using it in game development. A different programming concept is taught in every chapter walking you through the creation of a simple game to illustrate the concept. This "learn by doing" approach not only provides a sense of accomplishment, but it's also a fun way to learn. By the end of the book, you'll have a fundamental understanding of programming in DarkBASIC and an excellent foundation of knowledge for future forays into the exciting worlds of game development and computer programming

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Here is an introductory tutorial to darkbasic

Here is an example of a game make with DarkBasic


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