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This was the first game I ever made, it was the first time I ever shared a project I made with someone, and it was the first time I used a development environment that wasn't notepad .bat files.

I made Simple Game (it's actual title) using Construct 2 on the car ride home from somewhere. Simple game consisted of a single green cube with eyes and a mouth made from rectangles that could hop around the screen using some button prompts on the bottom of the screen. There was a floor and some walls to keep the player from leaving the screen, but that was it.

I use Simple Game as my hello world for every new game engine I learn. I used it for Unity, Love2D, SpriteKit, and several others. This game holds a special place in my heart. I even recreated it a few years later with two players and socket based multiplayer when I was learning how to use sockets.

Unfortunately, beyond this web page there is no record the original game exists. I made it with my original laptop, which I received Christmas 2012 with a copy of SimCity Societies and Civilization IV. I sold this laptop a few years later and wiped the hard drive with it. That laptop and this game mark the start of my love for programming and games.

Jacob Bashista

Jacob Bashista

Interactive Developer

http://jacobbashista.com Northampton, MA