A Node based coding interface is mostly used to create gameplay elements. As with many common scripting Programming languages, it is used to define object-oriented (OO) classes or objects in the Game engine. Under the hood, these are just C++ functions. Most developers use this ‘library’ of sorts and add their custom-built functions to push it to the next level. There are lots of games that are made without a single line of code using this.
Epic Games introduced this to the market. Epic Games is Encouraging other game studios to adopt this same workflow for their games. But it’s not just limited to the games industry. This is used to be a fad about 20 years ago, but now it’s becoming a part of applications that can aid non-programmers.
Node based coding | Create a Game without Coding
You can make games without programming knowledge. There is an engine called Buildbox. Developers have taken care of many things for you while making this engine. All you have to do is drag and drop. Check out their website. They have showcased some hit games developed using this engine.
About Unity, it all depends on you. If you are a fast learner and have basic knowledge of C#, you would be able to make a few basic games in a month. And would be able to develop a game like Temple Run in 3 months.
Sadly it’s not as powerful for web developers but there are a few brave people out there. Those who have created something similar will get to that later.
Node-Red is one of the few languages I found which is built on top of Node.js. It gives Node.js a visual debug system. Where you can see the ‘flow’ of your code…and ultimately see where it goes wrong. There’s not many of these due to the fact its just unnecessary for web developers.