As you can probably tell, being on this website and all, I have an interest in becoming a game developer. A while back I messed around in game maker and I loved it, I've done that on and off for probably around 4 years, but I haven't got much to show for it. Recently, I started to take this seriously, and wanted to take my interests further. So I decided to learn a new language. After looking up some stuff about lots of languages, I decided I will learn as much as I can off all of them, but the language that I want to invest my time in primarily is C++, from the looks of it and what people have said, it seems to be the most widely used in professional game development, but also one of the most difficult. Now I have made a "Hello World" program (One of the many variants I have seen, as there were multiple tutorials that explained how to do the same thing in different ways) but I wish to progress but have no idea how to go about it. Usually when I try to learn something, I set myself up with a project and do that, instead of just going over things, so I was wondering if there was a good way I can do this with C++, preferably a game to make, maybe a text based game, seems like a logical thing to do, instead of aiming for an mmo But alas, my knowledge on the matter is limited, and I never really got far enough into game maker to know how to replicate the ideas onto this new language, that is why I have come to this community, I hope you can help me with this problem I am having. So thank you, and sorry for making you read all that.
EDIT: Also, I'm not very knowledgeable on the extension things either, like libraries and such, so if someone could explain what they do that would be nice. Thank you.
Edited by OZLK, 26 May 2013 - 07:38 PM.