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Scratchpad Games is the informal trading name for Game Developer, Brian Beuken. This is a work in progress site, things are slowly being added. It will be updated as soon as possible and will be fully live at the end of March 2018.

Welcome to MagPi Readers who may have just started to work on the beginners C++ course, this site will soon also include info to expand your learning process expected Jan/Feb 2018. Feel free to mail me at the email address below for specific questions or help.

If you are having trouble locating the source for Issue 65, its here
And for Issue 66, (

About Brian Beuken

I've been writing games for over 30 years, on all kinds of systems, and have over 75 projects published, some good, some bad, and a couple of bloody terrible ones, but when you are a contract coder you can't always get to pick the good titles. In that time I've built up a lot of experience which I now pass on to a new generation of coders by teaching at NHTV's (soon to be renamed Breda University of Applied Sciences) IGAD program in Breda, The Netherlands, which has been my home for the last 9 happy years. By teaching new students I've found ways to get them interested and excited about coding and worked out ways to move them beyond just learning languages so thay can start to understand and enjoy, some of the more challenging aspects of game development.

In Q1 2018 My book, The Fundamentals of C/C++ Game Programming: Using Target-based Development on SBC’s) will be released, which I hope will allow me to share some of these teaching ideas and get more new game developers interested in the nuts and bolts of game development and not rely on Engines to do all the work for them. This site will be fully live when the book is released.
I chose to base the book on small SBC computers like the Raspberry Pi to provide a challenge of working with a blank box to move through the stages of development many of us old veterens went through.
This site, when fully functioning. will contain, source code, colour screenshot images and extra demos. As well as a forum for readers and students who wish to exchange thoughts and ideas on writing games for Raspberry Pi and other SBC's.
Until then, feel free to browse and watch as things get added. -Brian

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