Hi Ive just decided that game development is for me. but I'm culess as to: what game engine I want to use (I cant pay for one but I do want one that is AAA grade and is meant for 3D games) I dont know what language to use and I have no idea how to animate
First question that anyone should ask is: What games have you made so far? If the answer is none, then you are doing too much.
There are three paths:
- If you have never programmed before, then most certainly learn how to do that first before anything else.
- If you have programmed before, but have never made a game ever, then google Lazy Foo's SDL tutorial and follow that tutorial.
- If you have programmed before, made a 2D game before, then download XNA and pick one of their tutorials and follow that tutorial.
IMO, you'll have more success this way then if you try to get an AAA game engine and have no idea how to use it or what to do at all.