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Posted 20 May 2012 - 03:21 PM
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!
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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.
Making games fun and getting them done.
Please do not PM me. My email address is easy to find, but note that I do not give private advice.
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Posted 20 May 2012 - 04:13 PM
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.
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 11:00 AM
Greece is getting worse every day....
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 01:05 PM
Edited by mrjfalk, 22 May 2012 - 01:08 PM.