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
Are you feeling a bit lost in this fast-paced 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
There are no real requirements to this course and beginners are welcomed. You only need to know how to work with computers, copy files around, and a code editor.
Please be aware that I will use Linux in the videos... but both Atari emulator and Dasm assembler work under Linux, Windows, and macOS. So, you will be able to use any operating system you want to take this course.