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flabort
2011-04-29, 09:07 PM
I'm not entirely sure if this thread should go into "Arts and Crafts", "Media discussions", or "Gaming (Other)".

But!

I recently found this programming language called "Piet (http://www.dangermouse.net/esoteric/piet.html)", By a guy named David Morgan-mar (I think he also does a lot of web-comics), which instead of words and numbers on a notepad, it uses splotches of color on a bitmap.

This picture, an example given under the "samples" page on the main site, is actually a program!
http://www.dangermouse.net/esoteric/piet/Piet-4.gif
Sure, all it does is print the word "Piet", but hey! a picture, that's actually a program!

And this much larger image, also given on the main site, is really awesome.
http://www.dangermouse.net/esoteric/piet/pietquest.png
It's a text based adventure game! Wut!?

So, have any of you "written" anything in it? any of you planning on "writing" with it, now that you've heard of it?
Anyone want to help eachother draw programs?

Dogmantra
2011-04-30, 11:42 AM
That is the coolest thing I've seen all week.

billtodamax
2011-05-01, 03:59 AM
I've had a look at Piet before. It seems pretty complicated for me - I'm pretty amateur when it comes to coding.

I started trying to make "Hello, World!" but the compiler I grabbed didn't work on the school computers.