From Unix Zombies to Game Zombies

By Ran Eilam (‎eilara‎) from Israel.pm
Date: Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:50
Duration: 20 minutes
Target audience: Intermediate
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Tags: gamedev sdl


Can the favorite language of sysadmins win hearts among the gamedev crowd? Of course it can. It is the same problem after all.

Perl SDL gamedev is in renaissance mode. In a few years it will completely natural to write a cool top-down shooter game in Perl. Just as today it is natural to code a web site or some sysadmin tool in Perl.

We will look at the state of the art in in Perl SDL gamedev, and look at some SDL games and the code behind them. Then we will code a game.

Meanwhile you can check out https://github.com/PerlGameDev.

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