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at this web site www.projectfun.digipen.edu they are doing a thing for $30 dollars.Basically it teaches you how to make games if your a newbie they provide the software to for $30 u get full access to the site ,downloads,plus a years subscription to nintendo Power.Also if u are a NP subscriber already u can get it for only $15 me being a newbie will probably do this while i learn C++(its not required though) so what do you think of it?is it good or no? for more info go to this link http://www.digipen.edu/fun.shtml [EDIT] added second link[EDIT] [edited by - Warabit on July 25, 2002 7:15:03 PM]

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Sounds like a good deal for the free (well for $30) software. But why would you want to pay to be part of that probably small/medium community for a year, when you can have a unlimited free subscription here? Except for the cheap software, you get free advice from the message boards, from the articles, from the hosted sites, from the links to other gr8 sites. I''d say save your money and stick wiv wot u allready have.

Just my opinion

-J

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ya but i dont know where to start making game this will help also Digipen ,i believe,is owned by NINTENDO and is a School u goto to learn game development.What you do on the site is basically what you would do in the first semester

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ProjectFUN presents the task at hand from the gamers point of view, allowing you to visually see your game at work, instead of looking at endless C/C++ files. You will be dealing mostly with game components; however, some of these game components will have to contain "source code", which you will program.



Basically its Klik and Play. They likely want younger people (8-12) to get interested in game development as a future career and Digipen as a college.

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Original post by Michalson
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proprietary software


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ProjectFUN presents the task at hand from the gamers point of view, allowing you to visually see your game at work, instead of looking at endless C/C++ files. You will be dealing mostly with game components; however, some of these game components will have to contain "source code", which you will program.



Basically its Klik and Play. They likely want younger people (8-12) to get interested in game development as a future career and Digipen as a college.


that would be true if kids younger than 13 could sign up but they cant

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I went to DigiPen''s campus for two weeks and studied game programming. I was introduced to FUNeditor and I must say I hated it. I and a friend were the only kids in the class not using FUN to create our first game.

FUNeditor is just a tool that you tell what to do and you don''t have to code anything. Within a day you could make Mario, but what''s the point, you didn''t really make it. To me it''s all about accomplishing something, not having a machine do something for me. Like making a professional web site using FrontPage, what''s the point?

Any more specific questions are welcome, I know alot about this.

Peace
- Luc

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ok cool,krez,but one thing i need a Tutoriel to teach C++ i went and downloaded the "LEARN C++ IN 21 DAYS" but how do i read it?
also is this site http://www.gamecoding.org.uk/tutorials/showarticle.php?article=2001/apr/cpp&page=1

good for learning C++?

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First off, $30.00 aint gonna do anyone anything.

It's dedication that is going to teach newbies the lessons they need . They could save that thirty bucks and buy themselves one month of internet access to download many of the free compilers so they could use the skills they so want to learn.

Next, someone will be selling magazine subscriptions on GD.net.

Keep your money kiddies old and new alike. I don't think you really want to spend $30 to learn about business economics 001: Lesson 1 - The Setup. Lesson 2 - The Ripoff.

[edited by - Like2Byte on July 26, 2002 9:11:54 PM]

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just to correct some of the false information in this thread, digipen is not owned by nintendo.. nintendo has an interest in it, but many graduates work for nintendo''s rivals (or not at all). And the stuff covered in project fun is not at all like the info you get in one semester there.. logically that can''t be true, 30$ for something that costs thousands? No.

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You know, I posted about this a few months ago. See? Although I didn't realize that it was a "Klik and Play" kind of thing, it would still be good for younger children wanting to get their feet wet (like Michalson said). The stuff covered in Project Fun doesn't come close to covering the first semester at Digipen.

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[edited by - Big Sassy on July 28, 2002 1:17:20 AM]

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