So when I started making games I honestly did think that I knew more than I actually know. I started right away with learning C++ and thought that I could master it. Well now I know better. I also made the AMAZING decision on skipping a vital baby step which is the step of creating a simple game like Tic Tac Toe or Tetris. I went straight to RPG Maker and learned how to use it. It took me a while to realize that I really don't know how to make a game. So the question I have is how do I create a small game? Do I just program a game of tic tac toe? I have been trying to find a book on programming games for beginners. So far in programming I have the knowledge to create a basic calculator. Does anyone know a book that may help or has helped them? Or a very handy tutorial of some kind? I'm also curious if I was on a good track. I've looked up youtube videos of how to program and actually took some courses at Codeacademy. Are these good places to learn?