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What are the most common coding languages in gaming.?

I'm a highschooler who wants to get more into coding and specifically in coding for video games.

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Anthony’s Answer

Great question,

There isn't just one language that is most common, it really depends on what type of game development you are looking into doing. But, some of the more popular languages that you can make games in are:

C# while using Unity

C++ while using Unreal Engine

Godot can use C# or C++

You can write web based games using JavaScript or some of the JS libraries like React, Vue, or Angular, but you will need some knowledge of HTML and CSS as well

Java is always an option

Really the hard part is picking the language you like the most to make a game with. There are several factors that lead people to choose one such as:

- Easy of learning the language
- Quirks or features of the language
- What type of game are you making
- Where will it be distributed and hosted
- Do you like the interface that the language uses
- Does this language meet all your needs to make the game

But, to give you a simple answer, usually the bigger game studio's and console games tend to be written in either C++ or C#

Hope this help,

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Jarrel’s Answer

All gaming systems are majorly built on C++ because of the flexibility of working on different systems
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Saugata’s Answer

C# is elemental to every game programmer. It’s often the first preference of many developers to learn C# over other game programming languages due to the high level of convenience.

C# is popularly used in many game engines today and is one of the most popular languages required for game development.

Lua has a simple language structure and syntax and is becoming one of the most popular languages for the gaming industry. It is a multi-platform scripting language a vast number of modern game engines utilise Lua as their primary game design programming language.
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Lavinder’s Answer

Depending on the gaming target (mobile, pc, gaming console, web) and gaming engine / platform being used for development, programming languages may vary. One thing which will be very helpful for you is to get familiar with linear algebra, trigonometry, coordinate theory which are commonly used in almost all games.
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William’s Answer

Hi Kai!

You may learn Construct Game Engine, or Godot Engine, Blender, Stencyl and Buildbox as a beginner without programming experience.

You may do game development with these coding apps Python C++ C# Java JavaScript ActionScript PHP HTML CSS SQL Ruby Scala UnrealScript Lua and more.

Visual Studio supports many scripting languages in Windows MacOS Linux or Cloud or mobile, depending if you choose Visual Studio IDE or Visual Studio Code.

It will be good to enroll in a Coding class while using other online learning sources like codecademy.com to learn.
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