CoolBasic Classic :: under development
CoolBasic Classic is a BASIC-like game programming language specialized in 2D game making. It features complete framework for game graphics, sound, input, and networking - only to name a few. The design is focused on ease of use and simplicity, so CoolBasic Classic suits for beginners as well. Moreover, it's completely free.
CoolBasic Classic is a remake of the original version. All aspects will be re-written and brought up-to-date: The compiler, the editor, and the game engine. CoolBasic Classic is currently under development, and will be released in 2012.
|-||It's faster than the previous version - in every way!|
|-||Better, accelerated graphics engine.|
|-||No license requirements.|
|-||Renewed user manual.|
CoolBasic V3 :: under development
CoolBasic V3 is a BASIC-like object oriented game programming language for 2D and 3D game making. It features a complete framework for game graphics, sound and game mechanics in general. CoolBasic V3 has a modern graphics engine and supports most popular OOP language features. In addition, CoolBasic V3 is completely free.
|-||Will be considerably faster|
|-||Introduces classes, inheritance and polymorphism|
|-||Introduces overloaded operators and class properties|
|-||Will feature hardware accelerated 2D and 3D graphics engine|
|-||Will still feature command sets specialized in game making|
|-||Better code editor and new project-based interface|
|-||Will feature much better user manual|
|-||Will remain free and as easy-to-learn as possible|
Wanha CoolBasic is a bit outdated and obsolete, but still fully functional BASIC-like programming language for 2D game making. Currently, CoolBasic Classic in in the works, and it's supposed to replace this version in 2012. Wanha CoolBasic is user-friendly, but is unfortunately lacking an English manual.
|-||Creates Windows executables|
|-||Fast 2D engine|
|-||Objects and Game World concept|
|-||Hundreds of in-built functions|
|-||Covers graphics, sound, input and more...|
|-||Complete user manual (in Finnish, though)|