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Eck

Member Since 19 Dec 1999
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In Topic: I want to learn untiy engine but its too difficulrt

19 September 2016 - 08:39 AM

Do you have any friends that speak your native language and also want to learn to program? Sometimes having a programming buddy can be helpful and motivating.

If you don't know how to program at all. Learning how to program AND how to use Unity is much harder. You might consider going to Khan Academy to learn how to program.
https://www.khanacademy.org/

It teaches JavaScript which has a similar syntax to C#.

- Eck

In Topic: Want to Learn how to Start Coding to make video games

19 September 2016 - 08:34 AM

 
It teaches JavaScript which is similar in syntax to C# and is a good stepping stone to get to Unity/C#.

I went to khanacademy.org. they teach JS. I want to learn C#...


Yes, I know they teach JavaScript. I even said so in my post. :) Which programming language you learn is less important than learning to program in general. The ability to break down a problem into programming concepts is a foreign concept to most. Since Khan Academy is such a good site, and the syntax of JavaScript is similar to C#, I still recommend it.

- Eck

In Topic: Want to Learn how to Start Coding to make video games

25 August 2016 - 05:12 PM

Since you're already in C++/Python classes. I recommend focusing on learning how to program in those languages. Once you understand some basic concepts, just start messing around with game development things  like moving something around on the screen. If you'd rather focus on Python, search for Pygame tutorials. If you'd rather focus on C++, look into the Unreal engine and associated tutorials. 

 

In the early part of your career, it's better to focus on a language while you learn how to program. Later on, picking up multiple languages is pretty easy so which one you choose first isn't as important as figuring out how to code games.

 

- Eck


In Topic: Want to Learn how to Start Coding to make video games

23 August 2016 - 10:50 PM

Welcome to GameDev! :)

 

A great place to start is with the Beginner FAQ here:

http://www.gamedev.net/page/reference/faq.php/_/for-beginners-r1

 

Step 1 is learn how to program. I've been steering people towards Khan Academy since it's free and very good:

https://www.khanacademy.org/

 

It teaches JavaScript which is similar in syntax to C# and is a good stepping stone to get to Unity/C#.

 

How far along are you in your learning? 

 

- Eck


In Topic: Week of Awesome IV - The after party/judging thread

15 August 2016 - 10:51 PM

Doh! I missed out on this apparently. It's probably just as well since I don't have much free time these days. :)  I'm happy everyone survived and I look forward to digging into the threads and playing some of the games. Good job everyone!

 

- Eck


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