December 01, 2004
Languages and there uses in video games
There are of course some exceptions. For example, Humongous Entertainment embedded Python in their game engine and claimed that it made their programmers more productive. Jak and Daxter II was implemented in Lisp. But they had to stop using it when the programmer who understood their Lisp compiler moved on to other things.
So I think there is potentially a lot to be gained by leveraging a higher-level language. But of course there are also some pretty scary pitfalls. I want to better understand the potential benefits and the pitfalls.