Scratchpad Games is the informal trading name for Game Developer Brian Beuken. This is a test site, nothing much is currently functional, but will be updated as soon as possible ...last update 25/6/2017
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 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, FUNDAMENTALS OF C/C++GAME DEVELOPMENT (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
Corrections and Improvements
Games, Demo, Tools and Samples
I'll add a few fun things over time using the book code as foundation.
More Games, Tools and Samples
If you write some games using the book code, please feel free to send them here and we can let others look at your code.
©2017 - Brian Beuken