Hi. I started a club at my college for video game programming and it seems like quite a few people are interested but they all don't have much experience programming. My friend and I have some decent experience but we both don't feel too confident enough to say we 100% know what we're doing.
I was wondering if there are any suggestions on where to start. Should we make something in C++, Java, C#, HTML5, or something. Should we start from scratch or should we find a free or open source engine? If we do use an engine which one is good for beginners? I want us to focus on making the games and not getting images, sprites, sound, etc. working properly. Since I'm not sure on the skills of the people joining I'm not sure what to do for the project.
Even though my friend and I have taken a lot of classes at the college for programming they don't really do anything for us when it comes to video game development or even normal program development. None of the classes have touched on libraries or how to make a window except the visual basic class. So I'm not sure I know the starting place.
Edited by Sixoul, 19 September 2013 - 09:28 PM.