Right, I'm not sure if this was the best place to post this but this forum seems active. I've recently finished college (BTEC Level 3 Diploma IT, DDD) and am looking to go into games development but I don't really know where to start.
I have pretty much no experience coding in any language, the games development units in our college were useless we had to create a space invaders styled game using Phaser Game Engine, we had no choice in what we were making other than what graphics were used and we were pretty much told exactly what to write as the units were so short, so not much was learn't.
What I want to know is what would be the best language to start out with and why? Where should I start? Should I play around with Unity3D follow some tutorials? Learn Actionscript 3 and make a few flash games? Maybe start with something like Ruby? Or start out with a graphical based engine, something simple like RPGmaker VX Ace, although I'm not sure I'd learn much that way.
So, what would you recommend and why? And how long is expected before I can produce anything that would be commercially acceptable (I know this is a difficult question as it is different for everyone, I am just asking for an average).
Also it'd be very helpful if someone could recommend where to start out learning, I'm not a fan of reading books to learn, I prefer experience, and I'd choose a video tutorial over a text based tutorial any day.
Hmm, I'm not sure what else to say really, if any other info would be helpful just say and I'll provide. Hopefully I'll get some helpful replies
If there is a better place for this thread I'd be grateful if a forum moderator could move it for me, thanks.
Edited by Jack7771, Yesterday, 08:18 PM.