My kids made this game a couple years ago for their mom. Recently the older one, Gio, asked me to post it on our itch.io page. Aside from being a dad impressed with what his kids created, I wanted to share this because it is an example of what a 13-year old and a 7-year old with a basic knowledge of BASIC can make with AppGameKit inside of a couple weeks. Some observations:
- Being able to click commands and get full pages of help (the commands they searched for did have good descriptions and examples) massively increased the speed at which they could learn what they wanted to do and how to do it.
- The amount of low-level tasks that AppGameKit handles is incredible. The total code for the actual game loop itself was maybe 50 lines.
- Creating the web version was two clicks. Creating the Windows version is automatic, every time the code is run. It doesn't get any simpler than that.
Overall, I think AppGameKit is one of the most underrated game dev environments in the industry.