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Hi all, I'm pretty familiar with programming, and I wish to learn how to create games. As for my style of studying, I prefer learning while doing in contrast to memorizing all the complicated theories and techniques behind game programming. Can anyone suggest me some intermediate-level 2D graphical games I could practice creating?

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There are tons of free tutorials online. If I were you I'd try following the track suggested in the following article:

http://www.gamedev.net/reference/articles/article892.asp

Note that the article doesn't tell you how to make the games, but at least it suggests things to learn before attempting a huge project. Hope that helps.

Jesse

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There are tons of free tutorials online. If I were you I'd try following the track suggested in the following article:

http://www.gamedev.net/reference/articles/article892.asp

Note that the article doesn't tell you how to make the games, but at least it suggests things to learn before attempting a huge project. Hope that helps.

Jesse

Thanks for reminding me of where that list was. I came across it years ago when I first started and always thought it was an awesome list to get started with and I could swear I also saw that list in a game programming book somewhere?

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Also, if you like C++, check out Torque Script. There is much more support for games than C++, and there are a few books out there that will help you out immensely, one of which being "3D Game Programming All In One" in the Thomson Course PTR series. They have a large forum site based around developing games, not only with their engine, but with all game programming styles. And the company who made Torque Script and the Torque Game Engine also released a 2-D game maker program (which is compatible for the Xbox 360, as well as all major operating systems) and a 3D game maker program, which are easy-to-use graphical game development kits which function around the Torque Game Engine (and are the source of a LOT of the Xbox Live Arcade titles). I would highly recommend checking them out. Their website is http://www.garagegames.com/. And they are setting up a MySpace-like community site for game developers, called the Great Games Experiment. Check it out at http://www.greatgamesexperiment.com/.

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