I want to write a Sudoku puzzle generator (similar in look'n'feel to Minesweeper) for my father for Christmas. He's on Win32, so I need to write something that feels like Minesweeper. Problem is that I don't know squat about Win32 programming, GUI development, and/or Win32 packaging/installation.
So, here's what I'm looking for:
- What's the easiest and quickest solution to build a nice Minesweeper-like game?
- What's the easiest and simplest way to package said game? I want it to install into the Games folder, just like it's Minesweeper.
For the first, I'm looking for ease of development. For the second, I'm looking for ease of installation.
My criteria for good software:
- Does it work?
- Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?