When faced with a project involving the creation of funny computer games, one of the initial decisions you have to make is about the computer programming language you would be using in the project. One of the programming languages you can use for this purpose is PHP: under a scheme where I have heard that most of the Facebook games are actually coded using PHP. Our focus here will be on this particular programming language (PHP), where we will be trying to explore the pros and cons of creating funny computer games using this particular language.
Starting with the upside, we see that funny computer games created using PHP would be easy to deploy online. This is important, because we are seeing a trend that seems to strongly favor web-based applications. That is against a background where more and more things are kept in (and accessed from) the ‘cloud’. We seem to be headed towards a future where hard disks and other local storage devices may become relics of the past, and the cloud files will be accessed with an online account.
Turning to the downside, we see that funny computer games created PHP would have to be accessed by the end users through a browser (as online games). This can turn out to be a huge limitation. It means, for instance, that the game in question can’t be offered as a package to be played on the various games consoles. That is unless, of course, a version of each particular game is written in another programming language such as Java, C, C++ and so on.
All said and done, there are several factors that determine whether or not you have the option of using a scripting language like PHP in the creation of a funny computer game. Key among those is how the specific funny computer game you happen to be creating is meant to be distributed. If it is meant to be distributed online (that is, to be accessed over the Internet, through a browser), then the option of coding the game in PHP is open to you. If, on the other hand, the funny computer game in question is meant to be accessed through a games console, then the option of coding it in PHP may not be there: though I must hasten to add that the latest modern consoles may have the capability to support online games.