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#1 coletastic555   Members   -  Reputation: 94

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:08 AM

ill take any advice i dont even have a game engine yet help me out plz

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:29 AM

do you know how to program? if so what language?
what are you aiming to accomplish? if its your first game then you want pong or snake or something.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:30 AM

Tip: Only make threads that have a valid question to something specific you wish to discuss

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:30 AM

What is your goal? Do you want to write games, or have you aspirations to specialise in programming, art, sound?

#5 superman3275   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 2061

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:23 AM

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#6 Anri   Members   -  Reputation: 597

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 02:42 PM

I'm not going to bite your head off, so I will instead point you in a good direction...

1) Concentrate on learning your language of choice. I recommend either C or Java.

2) Take courses in Software development and Maths.

3) Grab a book on games programming such as Andre Lamothe's "Tricks of the Game programming Gurus".

4) Be prepared to spend a year or two nailing the basics of programming and writing applications.

...and may the Force be with you...always. ^_^

#7 minibutmany   Members   -  Reputation: 1678

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:56 PM

yeah, what he said
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:51 AM

ill take any advice i dont even have a game engine yet help me out plz


My advice start reading a book about programming or how to make games. Thats always a great start. When your done with it buy another and keep on learning more. And like this, you shall evolve your skills.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:19 PM

Advice number one, there is a massive difference between succinct (good!) and lazy (bad!). People dont generally go far out of their way to help people that seem to be lazy.

Advice number two, read me. If it seems like too much effort, let me be blunt and say, quit now. This is one of those fields that requires a hell of a lot of effort and self motivation.




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