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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:33 PM
I just started learning c++ and am planning to work my way up to making my own game engine. I was wondering if c++ is the only language i will need. I was planning to learn lua later too. I have been hearing a lot about SFML is that simething i will need.
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:35 PM
You will likely end up using multiple languages, but that is more a function of convenience than necessity. Some tasks that may take tens of lines or hundreds of lines in one language can sometimes be done with a few simple commands in a different language. Learn things like shell scripts, python, and perl, and in the process you will discover just how cumbersome languages like C++ really are. Efficient, yes, but cumbersome.
Skilled programmers will end up learning many languages over their career.
Check out my book, Game Development with Unity, aimed at beginners who want to build fun games fast.
Also check out my personal website at bryanwagstaff.com, where I occasionally write about assorted stuff.