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#4990496 Student with good Programming skills looking to get started on 2d platformer.

Posted by Terabyte88 on 15 October 2012 - 02:03 PM

Ok I am currently attending collage majoring in computer programming. I have taken many classes for different languages (C#, C++, Java, VB, ActionScript). I have gotten an A in all my programming class and have been studying computer programming since high school.

This has all been an effort to become a game developer. But the job market being what it is (I live in the USA) I have decided that the only way I can make games is if I do it myself. So I searched the net and found this site and have posted this topic in the hopes of some guidance. Maybe some advice on books and articles I should read or some open source code I could use as an example maybe a good compiler or whatever words of wisdom you might have.

I have already decided what type of game to make and what language to do it in along with a few concepts about what the game will look like. It’s going to be a 2d platformer akin to games like Castlevania 4 or Donkey Kong Country. As for the programming language I have decided to write it in Java. In my java class we used TextPad to write the code so I’m thinking I’ll use that but I’m open to suggestions.

Something’s I not sure how I’m going to make. The graphics I’m thinking MS paint or paint.net one idea I have is to use my sister’s digital camera to take pictures and use that as a base. I could also do what Donkey Kong Country did and use 3d models as the base for 2d sprites. As for the music I not sure I know I can use Audacity to edit the sound but as for making it I haven’t figured that out yet.

I’m not looking to make anything fancy here I just want to do the best I can and any help I can get along the way would be appreciated Thank you.Posted Image