Languages for Programming

Programming for Systems

Programming for a stand-alone application, such as a video game that runs on your computer, is known as systems programming.

C++ and Java are the most popular languages for game designers to master, however other languages (such as C# for Unity) are also popular.

Scripting is a sort of programming that you may hear mentioned, but it is fundamentally the same as systems programming.

Programming for the Internet

Web programming is a type of programming that is used to create programmes that are launched through a browser using a web interface.

Web languages don’t function in isolation; instead, they work together to provide the type of experience that gamers anticipate (although some programmers will specialise in just one or another).


C++ has a high entrance barrier (i.e., it’s tough to learn), but the payoff is bigger since it gives you more direct control over the hardware and graphics processes (something very important in video game design).

C++ is a programming language that focuses on objects. Internal structures are used to better arrange code into reusable pieces (classes and objects).

It’s by far the most popular programming language for gaming engines, and some (like Unreal) only accept data written in C++.

This is the programming language you should learn if you only have time to learn one. C++ is the foundation for the majority of other object-oriented languages (so picking them up will be easier).

Games written in C++

  • Engine for Counter-Strike: Doom III
  • Starcraft: King Quest
  • Warcraft III Football Pro Master of Orion III in World of Warcraft
  • Maplestory \sInvictus


From printers and microwaves to complicated video gaming systems, Java runs on everything. It is a dynamic language with several applications, making it an appealing language to learn.

Because Java and C++ are so closely connected, learning the two at the same time shouldn’t be too tough.

  • Java-based video games
  • Politika by Tom Clancy
  • Star Wars Galaxies Runescape Powder Game
  • Roboforge

Languages for the Web

The languages HTML5 and CSS3 are used on the web to provide page structure and graphic display components, respectively.

HTML5 is a strong language that, in some instances, can replace JavaScript. JavaScript is used to make things happen on a page, such as moving elements around.

SQL is used to access the player’s account and do other tasks on the server’s backend database. If the studio you want to work for focuses on web games, it’s useful brushing up on all of these languages, but you won’t need a comprehensive understanding of them.

Kingdom of Loathing Nothing to Hide Gods will be monitoring Roll It Cookie Clicker, an HTML 5 game.

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