Adventures In C# Programming

Learn C# By programming a text-adventure game

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Adventures in C# Programming is a programming course like no other! It teaches the features of the C# language by guiding you step-by-step through the development of an exploring-style game.

You will learn to…
  • Write a retro-style adventure game like ‘Zork’ or ‘Colossal Cave’
  • Master object orientation by creating hierarchies of treasure objects
  • Create rooms and maps using .NET collections, arrays and Dictionaries
  • Create objects with overloaded and overridden methods
  • Serialize networks of data to save and restore games
  • Write modular code using classes, partial classes and subclasses
  • Program user interaction with a ‘natural language’ interface
  • Plus: encapsulation, inheritance, constructors, enums, properties, hidden methods and much more…
If you are a beginner programmer and already studying another C# course, this will give you hands-on experience of writing a big and complex project.
If you are an experienced programmer, this will give you a quick way into the twisty little corners of the C# language.
If you are a retro-games fanatic, learn how to write games just like the Infocom classics of the 1980s!
In this course you will learn to write C# your own retro text-adventure game using either the free Visual Studio Community Edition or a commercial edition of Microsoft Visual Studio. All the source code of sample projects is provided ready for you to download, run and modify.
The course instructor, Huw Collingbourne, is the author of the cult adventure game, The Golden Wombat Of Destiny. A long-established programming teacher online, he is also a well-known programming columnist in the UK and is the author of The Book Of Ruby.
Adventures in C# Programming is the ultimate fun way to learn the C# language. So, come on in and let’s begin the adventure!

Your Instructor

Huw Collingbourne
Huw Collingbourne

Huw Collingbourne has been a programmer for more than 30 years. He is a well-known technology writer in the UK. For over ten years he wrote the Delphi and Object Pascal programming column for PC Plus Magazine. He has also written numerous opinion and programming columns (including tutorials on C, C#, Java, Smalltalk, Delphi and Ruby) for a number of computer magazines, such as Computer Shopper, Flash & Flex Developer’s Magazine, PC Pro, and PC Plus.

He is author of a number of books on programming topics published by Bitwise Books:

In the 1980s he was a pop music journalist and interviewed most of the New Romantic stars, such as Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Adam Ant, Boy George, and Depeche Mode. He is now writing a series of New Romantic murder mysteries.

At various times Huw has been a magazine publisher, editor, and TV broadcaster. He has an MA in English from the University of Cambridge and holds a 2nd dan black belt in aikido, a martial art which he teaches in North Devon, UK ( The aikido comes in useful when trying (usually unsuccessfully) to keep his Pyrenean Mountain Dogs under some semblance of control.

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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