What's good? This is the beggining of my (TraderJack's)DevJournal. I don't know what's more to say about it. Maybe alittle bit about myself first:
My name is Jack. The Fourth. Jack the Fourth, hence IV. I am willing to wager that I am among the top 3 youngest GDNet+ members. I am 15 (16 in October) and a Sophmore at Columbia High School in Maplewood, NJ. I moved from NYC to Pleasantville NY when I was 8 and then over to Jersey when I turned 11.
I discovered this site a year ago, when Game Development first peaked my interest. I read up on some C++, but didn't get into it as much. In the past couple of months, however, I have come back to it, and am learning very quickly. This time around it's real.
So now I'm just a humble C++ student. I'm working now on the API Allegro, getting my footing in C++ before I move up to DirectX. My goal is to have a solid basis in Direct3D by July so can start doing team based developement (to whatever dead ends that might lead me to) so I can better experience professional developement.
So here's where I'm at. I've created pong, and cloned space invaders. As of now, I'm working on a game of BrickOut without using any tutorials or outside source code. Completely of my own steam, if I can get through this, I can safely say I'm ready to take my learning to the next level. I don't know where I'm going to go if I am unsuccessful.
So anyhow, I'm writing from the school library on my lunch break. I consider becoming a GDNet+ member to be a real commitment, so don't think I'm going anywhere anytime soon.