Visual Programming, mTropolis, Chipwits and Revolution

Greg Smith brucegregory at earthlink.net
Sat Dec 3 16:38:57 EST 2005


That reminds me of another one, but PC only:  Alice, from Carnegie 
Mellon University.  It looks full of potential, to me, but I can't 
figure out how to get animated 3D characters into it without owning a 
copy of Maya or Max.  You could, however, always use sprites made from 
3D animated characters and paste them onto billboards, I suppose.  What 
is nice about Alice is that it is drag and drop programming in the 
fashion and order of real programming, minus the requirement of syntax 
awareness and mastery.  Once your game is complete, you can generate an 
actual Python code representation of it. Still, everything seems to keep 
dragging people back to those horrid programming languages that make 
brains ache and stomachs bleed.

Take a look at Alice:   http://www.alice.org

Greg Smith




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