I've seen lots of people having an issue with the jump command, but I personally think this is a variation of assembly language. It reminds me mostly of the Little Man Computer simulation, which is available online. It leads me to think that a lot of people overestimated the complexity of this game (even though it's still fun and challenging). Overall I think this is really fun and even a great introduction to programming. Amazing. :)
I love this so far. I'm almost halfway through. You don't have to know anything about programming, but it helps if you LIKE programming, because that's what you're doing. You're basically doing assembly language programming using a visual system, like a flowchart, to perform challenges, like "compare two numbers, write out 0 if they have the same sign, 1 if they have different signs" and you have a certain set of instructions that increases as you go through the game. There are bonus points for doing it with fewer instructions or with fewer overall steps. The human resource theme is purely ephemeral. In fact, it might be more analogous to working in a mail room than an HR department because you're analyzing and routing things.
I really enjoy the game! Fun, very challenging, and a gentle introduction to assembly programming. The lack basic of volume controls controls spoils it however. God forbid you want to play the game while listening to own music or a podcast. You can't hear anything over the game's sound effects.
Minor niggle - if you accidentally have an infinite loop in your code and run it, the game will eventually crash even if you halt your process. I suspect this is because the game is running tests on other inputs in the background - and they don't terminate despite you having stopped the visible work. Aside from that, great game.
Great idea, but what's with the jump commands? They were left behind as bad coding style in the 80's. If you used "if" statements instead I'd use this to introduce my kids to coding, but like this its very difficult.
I'm a programmer myself and have never used a 'jump' in my life.. They just seem convoluted and ultimately inefficient. Why aren't we using if else statements or similar? It makes the game seem tedious rather than fun. Cute graphics though!
Fixed gauss shaders for low end hardware
Fixed x86 alignment issue.
Fixed gfx init issue.
Learn to code in a fun way! An educational programming game for kids (Ages 5-9).