So basiclly.. I have been learning C++ . I want to get into game development, but I need some goals, and some objectives to set, and maybe some stepping stones. Seeing as I dont have a teacher,mentor, or someone in general that would be looking over my shoulder assigning me tasks etc. Please tell me the steps I need to take next based on my knowledge of C++ . Im currently at the stage in my programming learning curve where I understand the concpets of things like Unary Score Res opp, Function Overloading,Reccursion,Structures/Multi dimensional arrays, Classes/functions/arguments and how to pass values between them and everything around that level of C++ .
I know where I stand with my knowledge. But what should I do next? Are there any good youtube tutorials you could recommend. Prefferebly on C++ and/or game programming?
My last project was a turn based game in dos, where the user would select their character, enter its levels, which would then determine the users free stat points to allocate into their character. The allocated stats would then be proccessed in specific algorythms to output the characters damage/defence etc to be used in the turn based game.This game used multiple class and header files. I would like to turn this from a dos game to a 2d game. I just dont know where to get started.
Sorry for the rant haha. But your advice is like gold to me guys, I really appreciate it! Like the title says; Please point me in the right direction.
Thank you for your time and consideration.