beginning C++ game programming,
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:56 AM
If you want a mixture of good knowledge of C++ as well as the basics for game programming, I'd recommend the book 'C++ Programming for the Absolute Beginner' by Mark Lee. It teaches you how C++ works just like a normal book would, but using game analogies and examples to teach you, so it's like hitting two birds with one stone.
However, it still stands that you should learn some C before C++. I started off messing around with C, in which I developed my first text-based game (which I got rid of last year). After that, I read the aforementioned book, and used the net to learn C++, and I'm in the process of making another text-based (soon to be 2D grapical! ) game.
But still, you should just do what suits you best. All we can offer are pointers and advice.