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Member Since 15 Nov 2013
Offline Last Active Nov 15 2013 08:25 PM

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Beginner engine choice for top down shooter

15 November 2013 - 06:28 PM

Hello all. Apologize if been asked but I am on an iPod at the moment and unable to find the search feature.

I would like to start building games to inspire my daughter a bit and we both love the Zombies at my neighbors/monster shooter type games. Top down perspective and just random environs and characters, dual stick shooters.

Anyway, I have been learning web development like HTML and CSS but just very basic. Still I am a perfectionist and can tweak and break a site a thousand times until I get it right and I enjoy it.

But I have zero programming knowledge really and have been wanting to start learning practically by building something she and I will enjoy seeing and working on.

I do want to eventually play this on my iPod or an Android. I know that will take many months but it will happen, so it's important when it comes to game engine choice.

At this point I am thinking Unity but wanted to make sure there wasn't a simpler option I am missing. I am not afraid to have to program, this is how I am learning in fact, but I do want something very friendly because even HTML and CSS was difficult for me to grasp and begin to feel comfortable ish with. I am just a dumb ex Army grunt. ;) But I get there in the end.

Sorry to be long winded. First post here and wanted to try and explain exactly what I am looking for and needing and wanting to accomplish for the best advice. And did it on my iPod lol. Ugh. :)