Learn Assembly Language by Making Games for the Atari 2600
Programming games for the Atari 2600 platform using 6502 Assembly Language
What you'll learn:
- Programming for the Atari 2600
- Assembly 6502 Language
- Manipulating Video, Audio, and Input data
- Creating Game ROM Cartridges
- Computer Architecture and Low-Level Programming
- No requirements
Are you feeling a bit tired of this overwhelming/fast-paced/framework-apalooza/jungle that is the world of software development today?
Do you need some refreshing vacation where you learn something really small, nerdy, and fun?
Well, book your tickets!
This course will teach you the basics of programming games for the classic Atari 2600 console using 6502 assembly language. If you are a complete beginner or if you are a pro developer, chances are you will learn something new and enjoy poking the bytes of a simple and minimal hardware architecture that is the classic Atari 2600 VCS.
Join me if you want to:
Expand your knowledge of computer architecture and low-level programming
Understand what happens under the hood when you write something as simple as print("Hello World") in your favorite high-level language
Learn to code game elements for the Atari 2600 system using 6502 assembly language.
Create your own Atari ROM cartridges and run them with an Atari emulator
The instructor uses Linux... but both Atari emulator and DASM assembler work for Linux, Windows, or macOS. So, you will be able to use any operating system you want to take this course.
Who this course is for:
- Beginner or intermediate developers interested learning about low-level programming
- Developers interested in learning game programming using the Atari system
- Professional developers interested in learning about programming using 6502 Assembly language
15.5 hours on-demand video
32 downloadable resources
Full lifetime access
Access on mobile and TV
Certificate of completion