So you wanna learn to code, but you just can’t find the time? If you’ve got an iOS device, LowRes Coder might be what you’ve been waiting for. It’s focus is teaching BASIC (Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) through the programming of games.
What use is BASIC in gaming nowadays? Well, although many of the most popular engines, Unity and Unreal Engine included, utilize the C family of programming languages, BASIC is a great place to begin learning code syntax and the relationships of arrays, variables, and logic. Included for free are 10 BASIC programs that you can dissect to your heart’s content.
With the help of the free version’s tutorial, you should have enough knowledge to do some rudimentary programming on your own. And if you find yourself hooked, you can purchase the paid version to get access to even more complex BASIC programs to study, as well as the ability to write programs of unlimited length. Once you write your first program you can post it the the LowRes Coder community for feedback as well.
LowRes Coder is available now on the App Store, and is slated to receive an update today to further expand the community features. You can also upgrade via $2.99 in-app purchase to the full version which allows for unlimited size uploads and downloads of BASIC programs.