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#5074852 Advices for a student completely new to game dev

Posted by naf456 on 02 July 2013 - 03:15 PM

I've been studying programming since I was 12, learning C++, python, C# , java , haskell and lua - now 18, I still have absolutely no idea how to program. 


www.cprogramming.com is a great resource to start off. It teaches you the syntax of C++ which is the easiest part.

however it's STL , IPC , Multi-threading, OpenGL etc, is when it starts getting hard. 


I don't think you'll ever stop learning in the software development scene.

But that why I love it so much.


GamePlay 3D 


It's a new game engine "framework" written in c++ - with support for Android, Windows, Linux , iOS and Black Berry OS. 

It's free and open source - the code is beautiful - use it - extend it - it's awesome.


here's the website : 



EDIT : Oh, and don't be a numpty - use Ubuntu. Windows is far to annoying for me personally. Then again, the reason I studied programming is primarily Linux, not game design - so I am a bit bias. (The OUYA has got my interest as of late :D

#5046930 Torque3D now....FREE? Woah... 0_o

Posted by naf456 on 26 March 2013 - 10:37 AM



Just headed onto the garage game's website to check out how the guys are doing with torque, to find this banner ^. Aparrently now, Torque 3D is FREE, and you can take a look at the source code on github - even better - you can compile it on and for linux biggrin.png.

The MIT license I believe allows you to sell the games running the engine to others WITHOUT distributing your's or the engine's source code.... pretty cool eh? 

(BTW Is this new? has the news been passed around already? I have No idea?) 


Yeah, it may not be Cryengine 3 or UDK - but it allows us to atleast see how things are done and mod the back side out of it, till we can call it are own happy.png


(image copied from the garage games website, and thus remains garage game's property)