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Posted 05 July 2012 - 06:29 PM
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 06:36 PM
---(Old Blog, still has good info): 2dGameMaking
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 06:42 PM
Try making basic software first, its a game is no different its just designed to be a game.
Is it smart to first make an app or software before i start on a game.
C++ , C#, Java , Python these are some languages. You will use compilers with them usually accompanied by a IDE (integrated development environment), such as Visual Studio, JCreator, etc.
Also if you would like to point me in the right direction, please name a few programming software to create games and apps/software.
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 08:49 PM
So, look around (Google programming languages, IDEs), pick a combination you like, and learn it. (IDE is "Integrated Development Environment"; "Fancy text editor for programming" isn't accurate, but should point you in the right direction for understanding).
The best way to learn to program is to program. This is a good starting link.
Finally, if you start learning and programming itself (not the frustration of learning or temporary failures, the act of programming itself) isn't something you're passionate about, don't force yourself to learn for the sake of "a career". You can make money doing all sorts of things; the two important parts are:
A) Have a job you can respect yourself while doing.
B) Be passionate about your job.
Scientifically proven - If you can hit both, you'll be healthier, live longer and be happier.