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Programming is simple enough or at least there are plenty of resources available on here and other places to get you started there. The bigger problem in my mind is "How do I actually get a project started?". Let's just assume I have all the relevant coding background* and I am ready to hit my first game. I still have hundreds of questions on how to actually get started.
1) The ever present "What do I actually want to code" question.
A) It has to be simple enough to get something fun to play with in a month or two being a first project to keep the motivation going for the
B) It has to be somewhat entertaining or you don't get any sense of accomplishment.
C) You generally only have a couple of friends working on the project so your design somehow has to make up for the lacking skill sets.
D) If it turns out well it should be a good transition into project 2.
2) How to choose a framework.
A) It has to be useful in your game making future.
B) It needs to be relatively easy to work in or you will lose motivation to continue.
3) How do you control feature bloat.
A) You have to figure out which features you want that are in conflict with the requirements of 1.
B) You have to keep bugs to a minimum due to the low number of developers.
For those of you with successful projects how did you answer these questions?
I am beginning to see why there are so many game engines projects out there