How to make games in notepad

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How to make games in notepad
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Games are a compilation of coding. What a player sees on the screen is actually a complex string of code. Games can be written in a number of programming languages such as JavaScript, C#, and C++. Each programmer has a preferred language for game creation. But the programming language isn't necessarily written in a complex software program, it can be written in a simple word processing suite like Notepad.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Microsoft Notepad
  • Execution software

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  1. 1

    Open Notepad on your computer. Choose a name for your gaming document and click "Save." This will prevent you from inadvertently closing the program prematurely or forgetting the name of the document.

  2. 2

    Choose a programming language. Begin writing your game in C++, JavaScript, or C#. Review your coding periodically to ensure it is being entered correctly.

  3. 3

    Click on "File," then "Save" to save your game.

  4. 4

    Copy and paste the game code by simultaneously hitting the "Ctrl" and "A" keys, then "Ctrl," "C." Paste the game code into your execution software or load program. Consult the software's manual for specific, proprietary instructions on how to properly load and execute the code.

Tips and warnings

  • Make changes to the code by reopening Notepad and editing the necessary code.
  • Notepad does not spell check or correct programming language errors, you must carefully review your code for errors and omissions.

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