I've now watched this forum for a few days and I think I've come to the right place. I'll come straight to the point:
I have some experience in programming and want to revive an old dream of mine: Creating an oldschool RPG. Here's a list of things that come to mind:
- "Oldschool": No fancy 3D graphics, no realtime playing - just turn based, tile map.
- Should be cross-platform - I think the best way is to use Java - any other recommendations?
- I already made a few simple games - some "shoot' em up", Pong, that stuff; fiddled with bitmaps in Delphi way back on Windows.
- I'm not sure on whether to use a pre-made engine. While it would speed things up, I'd rather know what goes on "behind the stage", and I don't know if I can achieve that without creating from scratch. Any advice? (Oh, and if I were to use something pre-made, it'd have to be licensed under some form of copyleft so I don't have to struggle with licensing problems.)
- As mentioned, I made some simpler games with Delphi's VCL. But I really don't know where to begin with this one, and albeit having searched the internet for a long time, I didn't find any tutorials that really addressed my problem. My hope now is that the community in this forum can point me a way to start.
P.S.: Please excuse my English since it's not my native language.