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Discussion on: Why I Want to Build a Video Game for Programmers

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Jan David Author

Hi Meredith!

Thanks so much for your thoughtful reply. SpaceChem has a very special place in my heart, and I truly admire how TIS-100 seems so simple yet has so much depth. Human Resource Machine has long been on my watch list, but I haven't played it yet...

What I'm interested in creating goes more in the direction of a city/base builder, maybe with some survival elements to add a sense of danger and achievement. I really want to have a sandbox to build more complex programs, and practice some "advanced" skills in the field of software architecture and design. But with a slow on-ramp like TIS-100, where new systems are gradually introduced so that it is easy and fun to get started. šŸ™‚

I definitely agree that something seems to be missing in the market right now, and it's really exciting to see people share their ideas and projects in this space. Can't wait to see what we can collectively achieve. ā¤ļø