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Posted 05 August 2014 - 10:35 AM

I'm  13 years old and  I decided to start making games but I have exactly 0 experience with programming so I was just wondering what language would be the easiest for a beginner (not trying to make a super complex game yet) and also if i should use unity, torque or HTML5



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 10:36 AM

Welcome to GameDev!

 

Start here:

 

http://www.gamedev.net/page/reference/faq.php/_/for-beginners-r1

 

and then here:

 

http://www.gamedev.net/page/resources/_/technical/general-programming/what-language-do-i-use-r3318


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Posted 05 August 2014 - 10:37 AM

sorry about this can a admin or moderator delete this i didnt realize there was a beginners forum

 



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 11:21 AM

sorry about this can a admin or moderator delete this i didnt realize there was a beginners forum

 

We could, but we would never delete a question.  It's here so future coders will search and find it.


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Posted 05 August 2014 - 11:49 AM

The staggering amount of learning material (books, YouTube tutorials, Web sites) for engines like Torque, Unity, and UE4 make them ideal to start with.  Take a look at each of them, their features, and some of the existing learning materials and just pick one.  You can always switch to something else later, so don't consider it a long-term choice. 

 

Experiment, learn everything you can, and ask questions.  13 is not too young to get the ball rolling so enjoy the process!


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Posted 05 August 2014 - 02:15 PM

sorry about this can a admin or moderator delete this i didnt realize there was a beginners forum

I'm going to move it to the beginners forum.  If there are duplicates after that, one will be locked, which is as close as we get to deleting things that aren't spam or verbal abuse or something like that.  Welcome to GameDev. smile.png


I want to help design a "sandpark" MMO. Optional interactive story with quests and deeply characterized NPCs, plus sandbox elements like player-craftable housing and lots of other crafting. If you are starting a design of this type, please PM me. I also love pet-breeding games.





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