This was a good read. As I mentioned elsewhere, I just found MiniScript today, and it looks pretty nice. I discovered an affinity for embedded scripting languages many years ago. I dabbled briefly in CoreWars, but really got interested when I came across a robot tank battle game (which I can’t for the life of me remember its name now) where you programmed your bot ai and sent it out to battle other ai bots in death matches. Ever since then, I’ve always dreamed of building a game where the players create their own sentient , autonomous participants in the game world.
I’ve been a programmer for about 36 years both professionally and personally (even used REAL Basic once up a time), but have been on hiatus for about 5 years, and just started getting into Unity, two weeks ago. Miniscript might just be the perfect companion to resurrect my design dreams from years gone by. Hopefully I can make some useful contribution to the project.