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#1 shadowstep00   Members   -  Reputation: 461

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 03:21 PM

Hello this is my first post on this forum (just registered).

I am 17 years old and i want to seriously work as a game programmer or game designer.

1. First thing i would like to ask you is what would be the best programming language for me to learn first?
(I have in mind how programming works..i had started Pascal and C++ without problem but nothing too serious cause i had to study for school).
I know that C++ is the language used for creating games in pc,concoles. But many people say that it is not appropriate for a begginer language.
With that being said, i probably should start learning another language first and then go to C++, which language do you recommend me? (I am thinking about starting with C#.)

2. Because i live in Greece and here game development does not exist i cant join any game company. So i will have to create a game on my own to break in the game industry. I am thinking about creating a JRPG style game (2d game) in RPG Maker after i learn programming first. Is there a better RPG engine than RPG Maker?

I want when i will be around 19-20 years old to start creating the game and have all the required knowledge to make the game. I have already start creating the concept and the story.

I know i am a bit hasty but the situation in Greece right now makes us to plan for the future from now...
Sorry if i have any grammar,spelling errors. English is not my native language. Thanks in advance! Posted Image

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#2 Tom Sloper   Moderators   -  Reputation: 8667

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 03:35 PM

2. Because i live in Greece and here game development does not exist i cant join any game company.


That's not true. Check gamedevmap and gameindustrymap. There are game companies in Greece. But yes, you can't join them, because you aren't ready yet.
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#3 shadowstep00   Members   -  Reputation: 461

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 04:04 PM

Well now that i see there are some companies out there Posted Image . I only knew about Aventurine. But most of these companies make small facebook/broswer games which really do not represent me. Posted Image

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#4 pulpfist   Members   -  Reputation: 528

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 04:13 PM

Aventurine is making a pretty ground breaking MMO these days =)

1. Python, Java and C# is commonly sugested as good beginner languages.
For the Windows platform I would probably suggest C# over the others.

2. There is a _lot_ of game engines out there. I would say you should worry about that later.
If you learn C#, Unity would be a good example of an interesting engine for a low budget. But again, there is hundreds of them.


BTW. Greece will always be the number one european target for tourism, thats probably why germany want's a piece of it

Edited by pulpfist, 20 May 2012 - 04:19 PM.


#5 shadowstep00   Members   -  Reputation: 461

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 11:00 AM

Any suggestions for a good C# begginner book? i have been thinking about this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1449380344/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d0_g14_i4?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1N0KNYNW5YZNFFF3Y4QH&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846

Greece is getting worse every day.... Posted Image

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#6 mrjfalk   Members   -  Reputation: 133

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 01:05 PM

As others said C# is a quite easy language to get started with. And once you get a hold of one learning another will be much easier. I haven't read any books while learning C# so I can't recommend any. If you wanna learn C# I would recommend: http://msdn.microsof...studio/hh341490 it is up to date and there are very much content and in my opinion easy to follow.

Edited by mrjfalk, 22 May 2012 - 01:08 PM.





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