Learning Languages through Text Adventure Programming

Submitted by Ben on Fri, 09/02/2016 - 08:39

I love a good text adventure. Some of the first games I played were early 8-bit texties. Like radio vs. television, the pictures were a lot better, even when they consisted of early vector-built forests as well as whatever my imagination could conjure up. When I started programming, the first thing I wrote was a text adventure, and to this day, I think that the best way to get to grips with a new computer language is to do exactly that.

Sprucing Up my BBC Master

Submitted by Ben on Thu, 09/01/2016 - 21:50

We've been in our new house for a few months now, so it's high time that I made use of my study room and started doing some retrocomputing! My BBC Master which was packed away as a result of space concerns has been pulled out of storage, but is in need of some serious sprucing up. Thankfully, RetroClinic are on hand to help! With that in mind, I'll be doing the following to it....