Jungle, an esoteric programming language

Recently I’ve been making some new esoteric programming languages, or “esolangs”. I haven’t been actively writing new esolangs since 2011! Most recently I published a language named Jungle to the esolang wiki. The structure and control flow of a Jungle program resemble that of a binary tree. You can learn about the language and download a reference implementation at https://esolangs.org/wiki/Jungle.

write_char "Hello world!";

Color Graph

I recently developed a tool to help me work through some math that was proving difficult to visualize any other way. You can use this tool here: https://files.pineapplemachine.com/public/web/color-graph

Using this webpage, you can describe a JavaScript function accepting two inputs, X and Y, and see its output or outputs visualized as color intensities. The first time you load the page, a more detailed help text should appear. You can make the help text appear again at any time by clicking the “?” question mark help button in the bottom-right corner of the page.

Screenshot of the color graph webpage

¶City – Ludum Dare #41

I made a game in less than 48 hours for Ludum Dare #41! You can learn more at the Ludum Dare compo page, or if you’d rather you can directly go and play ¶City here.

Ludum Dare #41’s theme was “Combine 2 Incompatible Genres”, so I created ¶City, the Text-Based City-Building Simulation RPG. In it you are charged with growing and maintaining a city with mechanics comparable to Simcity games, but presented with a much more personal (and more wordy) perspective.

¶City is played in your modern internet browser supporting ES6 JavaScript syntax. It was tested using Chrome; I recommend using Chrome to play unless you’re sure about your browser’s full support of ES6 functionality.


I published my first package on npm recently, and it became stable and well-documented enough for a v1.0 release!

Canary is an automated testing tool for JavaScript code. I created Canary because existing JavaScript testing tools didn’t quite agree with my philosophy toward writing automated tests.

Canary on GitHub: https://github.com/Mapita/Canary
Canary on npm: https://www.npmjs.com/package/canary-test
Canary on readthedocs: http://canary.readthedocs.io/