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Member Since 29 Jun 2011
Offline Last Active Jul 12 2011 10:51 AM

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Newbie looking for Help to get started

29 June 2011 - 09:45 AM

Greeting friends,

My name is Irvin and I'm a game addict, recently I've decided to make my addiction more productive
so I decided to make games instead of just playing them.

I have no programming background safe for some basic html and pascal I did years ago
which I've already mostly forgotten. I am a "visionary" according to a wiki I read online, that is:
I can see what the game I want to create looks like and how it plays.

At the moment I'm self learning C++ from http://www.cplusplus.com which I consider to be
a good starting point since they start from the very basic. I really know not where else to
start or what else to do to realize my dreams.

My long term goal is to make an isometric RPG, my short term goal is to complete some small
games as a learning experience. Games include:

point and click adventure
2D fighting game

My current gold is to make pong, I'm planning to make it to completion so that it has a
title screen, score screen, control config, and all the things a completed game has. I'm
planning to use C++ to do it.

I know I'm like a man stranded in a desert without a compass walking
in one direction hoping to reach an oasis. And I'm here asking for a helping hand.
Any kind of help would be appreciated be it simple advice or suggestions to adding
me on MSN to be my friend and tutor.

If you're a veteran programmer and kind enough to share your experience I thank you
for your kindness, if you're someone like myself, a beginner trying to learn and looking
for someone to climb these long steps with me together I welcome you by my side.

My msn is foxcool at hotmail dot com.

I will continue down my path regardless, but it would be great if I didn't had to do it
alone and without a guide. Would you be my compass?

Sincerely yours,