Jump to content
  • Advertisement
Sign in to follow this  
cocopets

I am new at gamemaking can someone explain it

This topic is 5094 days old which is more than the 365 day threshold we allow for new replies. Please post a new topic.

If you intended to correct an error in the post then please contact us.

Recommended Posts

I am pretty new at gamemaking an wanting to make a vpet site. I am needing to make some games and I need someone to exlain it THANKS!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Advertisement
Game making is a pretty big field, with a lot of different ways of doing it...could you say a bit more about the kinds of things you want to do? The process you would use to create your game depends heavily on what you want to make.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I want to make a variety of games that I can use on a vpet site that pay out points that like u play baseball por somethings like that

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
From the sounds of it you want to have several games on the site ... I'd suggest if you are doing it alone you start making one game at a time really.

First step I'd tell you to undergo it to write up in detail what the game is, it's rules, it's points, how it's played etc.
Documentation is very important and I'm sure we should be able to guide you from there on how to make it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sounds to me like the OP wants to make one of those neopet sites, but I don't know

Tiffany_Smith posted very good links and here are some of mine (posted in other threads)

Pygame, very neat, lets you use python for game development

Pyopengl, for 3d with you guessed it OpenGL


Game Tutorials(Tons of reletive stuff)

Cpp-Home (lots of example code)

Googled them

Great 2D tutorials

Flip-Code

MSDN

NEHE 3d opengl tutorials

gamedev.net articles

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I hope you understand that it will cost you a few years to learn how to program and that it will cost you also alot of money (for buying books and compilers).



Toadhead

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
while Toadhead is right, it varies greatly from person to person. for example, i dont know if this guy was lieing, but i remember someone posting that theyve only been programming for 7 months and are already working on 3d games (and he posted a link to his website, which had screen shots of all the stuff he had done.. it all looked very nice... kinda made me depressed =))

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LOL making games isn't something you can randomly decide to do. I remember my first few games (Slot Machine, Text RPG, and Space Invaders with a DirectDraw engine). They all were decently hard and at times really wore down on my patience. If your gunna go into game making you gotta plan and get research and stuff.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
well.. I learn C++ like 30-60 minutes each day. If that guy learned like 15 hours aday, just non-stop exept for sleaping and eating and drinking... yeah than it would be possible to know C++ good enough to make 3D games in like 5 months.. but who is crazy enough to spend so many hours aday on C++ :P






Toadhead

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  

  • Advertisement
×

Important Information

By using GameDev.net, you agree to our community Guidelines, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy.

Participate in the game development conversation and more when you create an account on GameDev.net!

Sign me up!