I've just recently created a account on here to get an idea of where I should start. I'm planning to become a Game Developer and I wanted to know what's a good start for me. So far I know there are view free softwares where you can try for free (Unity, Game Maker, CryEngine, Unreal). I'm wondering which is the best one for me to start off on. By the way I'm completely new, so I don't know anything about C+++ C# and all those good stuff. Any information would do me good right now. Thanks for helping in advance.
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Posted 25 May 2014 - 09:45 PM
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Posted 25 May 2014 - 11:13 PM
In your case, choose a game engine and select a language for it that you will be using. Next, take several months to learn the coding language in a course or online tutorial, make several non-game applications, build 3-5 of the 2D console application type games such as Tic-Tac-Toe, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, Pong, Defender, Asteroids, Pac Man, or any of the many legacy 2D single player games and progress to multiplayer in the last couple.
Next you would make 2D game in the game engine of choice. Eventually in about 1-2 years you could be ready for 3D game development.
If you skip steps and stages, then bad coding habits will be common and you will miss many important things that you need to learn.
List of Game Engines
That is a partial list of the many game engines out there.
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by Clinton, 3Ddreamer
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Posted 26 May 2014 - 08:50 AM
Have you written any computer programs before or is programming new to you too? Before making any games you should be familiar with how computers "read" and understand code written by humans so that you control them in the best way possible.