Welcome to MiniScript!

This is the home page for MiniScript, a simple, elegant language for embedding or learning to program.

MiniScript is modern, elegant, easy to learn, and easy to embed in your own C# or C++ projects. (Or even Kotlin, thanks to a recent third-party project!)

It's also open-source and has been under continuous development since 2016.

Want to learn more? Here's a one-page summary of the language. Also see how it compares side-by-side to Lua, Python, or JavaScript.

Latest News

2021-09-27

"One-Page Jam" is complete

The first annual "Mini Micro One-Page Jam", in which participants write small games, demos, or other interesting Mini Micro programs in only one screenful of code, is officially over.

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Try MiniScript Now!

We have lots of ways you can try MiniScript right now, many of them right within your web browser. Check out:

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Our Try-It! interface runs MiniScript code right on the page, with a nice code editor and the ability to share snippets. Also includes a great tutorial and friendly reference material!


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Try the classic Unity demo, including both an interactive prompt and a code editor allowing you to fly a spaceship around the screen.


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Boot up the Mini Micro, a neo-retro personal computer that uses MiniScript for both the programming language and the shell environment. Create cool games like these with this surprisingly sophisticated virtual computer.


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Play RoboReindeer Rumble!, a coding game in which you program your robotic reindeer to defeat all others in a snowball fight to the pain!


Or, if you have a Mac, Windows, or Linux desktop, you can download MiniScript for use on the command line.

MiniScript is also available as a Unity Asset, which includes the open-source core as well as an in-game code editor you can use in your own games.

Documentation


Community


Academic Papers & Blog Posts


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Contact

MiniScript is written and maintained by Joe Strout, with help from the community. Got questions or comments? Send mail to support@miniscript.org.