I’ve been out of programming practice and not feeling very motivated for building something real, so I’m looking for programming games that are fun. I’ve tried a few, I think I’d like something that has a REPL or notebook interface as well as or instead of a file-based interface.
Here are some I’ve tried:
Using a general-purpose programming language:
bitburner - this is quite fun, though there’s quite a lot going on
hackmud - this seems fun and interesting, though the community is small now. This was my introduction to JS dependency hell.
Special purpose languages:
- The many Zach-likes - I’ve enjoyed these a lot, but I want something a bit more open than puzzle-y
- Else.heart.break - This was quite fun, but a very slow start and then I broke the quest triggers by skipping right to the end of the game once I got the hacking device.
colobot a cool classic educational programming game where you’re an astronaut controlling lots of robots - I remember the missions feeling a lot easier to solve without much programming, but apparently there’s a new mission pack…
Anyway! Interested to hear your recommendations!