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Simple Language for Games?

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Hi,

I recently begun learning C++ programming for game programming but I soon realised that it would take months of learning to get to a stage where I can start creating games. C++ is a very complex and advanced language so I am looking for a easy to learn language that could be used to make 2D and possibly 3D games, to start me off at game programming before I pursue more difficult languages. Does anybody out there have any suggestions?

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...or [url="http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vcsharp/aa336809"]C#[/url] and [url="http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb200104.aspx"]XNA[/url], or consider using a scriptable tool such as [url="http://unity3d.com/"]Unity[/url].

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[quote name='jbadams' timestamp='1307778921' post='4822015']
...or [url="http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vcsharp/aa336809"]C#[/url] and [url="http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb200104.aspx"]XNA[/url], or consider using a scriptable tool such as [url="http://unity3d.com/"]Unity[/url].
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XNA is proberbly what you need.
easy to use.

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Regardless of the language used, its going to be months of learning before you're able to make non-trivial games. Not to say that you should stick with C++, because you should totally pick something more beginner friendly, but you should temper your expectations.

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I understand that it takes months of learning to get to a stage where I can make a proper 2D game. I am going to first learn Lua and use that in conjunction with the LOVE framework. Once I am happy with my progress and knowledge of Lua, I will move onto continuing my learning of the C++ language. It is good to start small and then move onto something bigger.



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