Brussels / 2 & 3 February 2019


Typescript => IL => Game Modding Supercharged

In the game development world, games are built in layers, and it's common to have different languages for the different layers. C/C++ is a common choice for the engine layer, while C# is a popular choice for the scripting layer - the one that gameplay is implemented with, and the one available for users to mod their games with. There's multiple engines built on C# (Unity and Monogame come to mind).

When I started implementing my own runtime-moddable game with Unity, I realized how awkward C# is for scripting, and how there just might be a better language for this. In this talk we'll look at what a game scripting language ideally needs and does, why C# is not quite the best of fits, and why Typescript is - when it targets the .NET runtime!

At the end, you'll hopefully have a better understanding of how languages fit in game development and what (great!) tooling Typescript has for introspection and compiling.


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