Two weeks back, I spoke at Google about the increasing availability of game engines that are friendly to non-programmers, such as Inform 7, Construct 2, Twine, ChoiceScript, and Unity (with Playmaker). I discussed the technologies involved, the people using them, and how this change is nothing short of an artistic and cultural revolution. The talk is about 45 minutes long, followed by about 15 minutes of Q&A.
Thank you again to all the non-programmers who shared experiences and insight with me. I was deeply honored to hear your stories, and I hope I did them justice.
Thank you also to all the programmers who thought, “We can make game development possible for non-programmers,” and then acted on that vision. You are literally changing the world for the better.