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Where to start make game?


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#1 Kurai Tsubasa   Members   -  Reputation: 207

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 06:03 AM

Hi i'm new in this forum and just want to start make 2D RPG and i want to ask you some question:

-Is there something i must download for make my own game?

-What language should i use( i want to make game similiar to Tales of Phantasia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6fE1ITKQ0Q what language that can make game like this)?

-I need to make my own engine first?

-Approximately how long to learn to Script?(your experience)

-How long for you to make a real game?

 

I really don't know where to start and i have no experience in programing i hope i will get the answer and start to make my game very soon.Thank you very much



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#2 Andy474   Members   -  Reputation: 690

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:47 AM


-Is there something i must download for make my own game?

-What language should i use( i want to make game similiar to Tales of Phantasia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6fE1ITKQ0Q what language that can make game like this)?

-I need to make my own engine first?

 

http://www.gamedev.net/topic/641721-new-to-the-forums-start-here/

 

its the top of the beginners forums smile.png

 


-Approximately how long to learn to Script?(your experience)

 

Depends how much time you have, and how good you are at learning. could take a few weeks to learn something as simple as python, or oculd take you years to master C++

 


-How long for you to make a real game?

Again, depends on your experience level, some people can make one in 7 days. bigger games take months, the one i am working on atm has taken me 5 months so far, working with a full time job)

 

you have no experience of coding, so .. I'd estimate > 1 year :)


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#3 KnolanCross   Members   -  Reputation: 1364

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:01 AM

You should probably start small, try coding something like a pong or a tic tac toe. You should try using a game engine and I would go with a simple programming language, I would recomend python, it is simple and there are a few simple engines you can use with it.

 

This site has two free ebooks that will cover most of the basics:

 

http://inventwithpython.com/


Currently working on a scene editor for ORX (http://orx-project.org), using kivy (http://kivy.org).


#4 Marzdor   Members   -  Reputation: 180

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:39 PM

I recommend python it is what i have decided to stick with for now and it isn't too bad.

 

One tip from me would be no matter what language you decide stick with it.

 

I lost so much time trying to figure out what language I was going to use that I went through JS, C#, Lua, C++, python.



#5 Godmil   Members   -  Reputation: 744

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 04:18 PM

If you are new to programming you may want a toolkit that doesn't require much programming like RPG Maker or GameMaker.

#6 Marzdor   Members   -  Reputation: 180

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 04:51 PM

If you are new to programming you may want a toolkit that doesn't require much programming like RPG Maker or GameMaker.

This is also something I have considered, but isn't that more for artists.

 

I may be wrong.



#7 shadowisadog   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 2563

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:47 PM

 

If you are new to programming you may want a toolkit that doesn't require much programming like RPG Maker or GameMaker.

This is also something I have considered, but isn't that more for artists.

 

I may be wrong.

 

 

Not in my experience. 

 

Use the tools that allow you to create what you want to create. RPG Maker and Game Maker are capable programs and they can create games.

 

Many people seem to believe that every time you want to build a car that you must first invent the wheel from scratch. Building on the work of others can save a substantial amount of time. Sure there might be some cases where you need to invent a new wheel, but this is likely the exception rather than the rule.



#8 Kurai Tsubasa   Members   -  Reputation: 207

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:17 AM

 


-Is there something i must download for make my own game?

-What language should i use( i want to make game similiar to Tales of Phantasia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6fE1ITKQ0Q what language that can make game like this)?

-I need to make my own engine first?

 

http://www.gamedev.net/topic/641721-new-to-the-forums-start-here/

 

its the top of the beginners forums smile.png

 

 


-Approximately how long to learn to Script?(your experience)

 

Depends how much time you have, and how good you are at learning. could take a few weeks to learn something as simple as python, or oculd take you years to master C++

 

 


-How long for you to make a real game?

Again, depends on your experience level, some people can make one in 7 days. bigger games take months, the one i am working on atm has taken me 5 months so far, working with a full time job)

 

you have no experience of coding, so .. I'd estimate > 1 year smile.png

 

 Thank you for your answer

And for everyone thank you for answering my qusetion






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