I’ll guess I’m 2x to 3x times the average age of the folks here (Pushing 50) and have zero programming or scripting experience, at least since changing my major from CS to Finance back in the early Nineties.
Like most older folks that play, I found the when I made an account simply to monitor what my daughter was doing online. I ended up trying Speed Run 4, then Snow Shoveling Simulator, then stumbled upon Bee Swarm Simulator very shortly after its release. I could not believe how incredibly addicting the games were, all while seeming simple. I played BSS constantly and was near the top of the global leaderboard for a while. I had not been so engrossed in a game since the early days of World of Warcraft, which I started day one.
I made my first game: The Tricky Itch, themed after a children’s book I wrote a few years back, more for the experience and learning. It’s still very much a work in progress and is far from an optimal design I’m sure, but I’m proud of it all the same. I’m currently working on a 2nd game, leveraging my learnings from the first, and simply researching on sites like this, ScriptingHelpers, and of course the many great YouTube channels out there.