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I'm leaning toward getting Impact... Help me commit?
Posted January 30, 2015, 8:42 am — by drhayes
Hey chimera, I'd be remiss if I didn't point you at PandaJS. I've heard it called "the open-source ImpactJS".

I don't actually think it's that similar once you get past the module format, but you should check it out if you're worried about your $99.

But, seriously: JS is the most cross-platform language in the history of computing. By installed runtime it is the most popular language in the world. It runs on everything, usually with enough performance to run a 2d game.

JS gives you access to WebGL (and... SHADERS!!!), a limited form of OpenGL, arguably the most cross-platform graphics library in the world.

Apiheld is right: gamers won't care as long as the game's good. But these are my reasons for being very comfortable being a JS gamedev for the forseeable future. Wanting to learn another language and using gamedev to do it seems pretty reasonable to me. ( =

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