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#5019079 [Help] Getting into game programing

Posted by on 08 January 2013 - 10:53 AM

- What kind of graphics library are you going to use
- If not a home brew engine what game engine will I use

I'm a firm believer in 2d graphics. or 2,5d.
I would like to learn to create my own engine.

Also I will put my whole life to programming! That's what I'm planning to do. Computer is my addiction. Not just games - whole Computer, all processes, etc. But I wanna become a gamedev, because people need games to refresh their soul. It's art, it's refreshing, that feeling of accomplishment, when you start from scratch and build a successful game! I'm planning to buy C++ books, my mom already ordered them from amazon.com. And yes, I do testing in C++, i'm trying to build text RPG atm :) Since I know it's not that hard, mainly just integers, reals, strings etc.

#5019064 [Help] Getting into game programing

Posted by on 08 January 2013 - 10:04 AM

Hello everyone, I recently joined gamedev.net, my name is Rokas, I'm 16years old. I am willing to study C++ or any other programming science thats required to do game programming.

To start off my adventure I wanted to ask a few questions:

1) I watch Bucky (youtube it: thenewboston) on youtube and his c++ tutorials, they are simple, how good you would rate his tutorials? Are they worth watching? I think yes, but maybe you can offer better learning materials to start off?

2) Where to find tutorials on how to build my own game engine? (Since obviously if i want to become a good programmer - I would much better prefer to do it myself!) Where I can find more information about functions that are required to make games (most popular ones, etc) Ofc, I know If statement is the most important in making games, but i mean what else i need? Is there any simple websites, that could provide me superb useful info?

3) How long the process of learning should take, before I can build my very first 2D indie rpg-type game? I mean, sure I'm not a genious, but post how long you took, to become "good" and "confident" to create games from scratch (engine, etc.)

Thanks and sorry for Imperfect English. My main language isn't English :)