Release: LUA Player Plus Vita
Scene veteran Rinnegatamante just released LUA Player Plus for the PS Vita. This is a huge milestone as it should let more rookie devs start coding for the PS Vita.
LUA is a fairly simple programming language. It’s widely used in the gaming industry, and in the homebrew scene it means creating simple games has now become much more easier. LUA was heavily used on the PSP because it is very easy to get a game up and running (by comparison to C/C++ which were required so far on the rejuvenate hack).
To give you a compelling example, GDP, a PSP homebrew, was programmed in LUA:
(you can download GDP here)
Rinnegatamante includes some documentation and samples to get you started. Here’s what he has to say about the release:
Lua Player Plus is a multiplatform LUA interpreter currently available on PSP (lpp-c++ / lpp-plugin), 3DS (lpp-3ds) and PSVITA (lpp-vita).
At current stage, it’s good to make 2D games and apps but final goal is to provide a complete set of tools to make any kind of projects and make them easily portable towards consoles (lpp-3ds and lpp-vita for example both use a similar code syntax).
– GPU rendering support.
– FTP server for fast scripts debug.
– Controls and touch support.
– Alpha blending support.
– Native support to BMP and JPG images.
– Built-in script selector menu for multi-homebrews loading.
– I/O functions support.
– Arithmetical functions support (mathlib).
– Minor functions support (Like battery ones).
LUA Player plus is part of the Revitalize competition. The Revitalize competition is a homebrew competition with $1000 to win in cash prizes. You have until September 30th to submit your entry. And yeah, entries created in LUA are eligible to compete 🙂
Download LUA Player Plus Vita
you can download LUA Player Plus here
source: Rinnegatamante on \talk