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How I stumbled upon Blitz3D
Growing up, one of my favorite coding languages and platforms was Blitz3D.
Blitz3D is part of the Blitz language family which was used in the Amiga platform. Open-sourcing of the latter, enabled grassroots efforts to emerge, and from this wave, a New Zealand company called Blitz Research Ltd, launched Blitz3D.
During that time I was exhausting VisualBasic and getting bored of reverse engineering videos games on the Dreamcast/Playstation/PSP.
When I started getting into game development, Blitz3D presented a platform and a rich bustling community that allowed me to learn quickly while exchanging expertise and ideas.
I met many mentors and friends that I still keep in touch with today!
So I was plenty surprised when Blitz3D went open source a few months back!