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Sorry for my bad English.

I started join forums to learn about game programming, i pick up as first language java and learn the basics but when i started to look for make games i see it is some sort of more difficult than i expected.

So i have a question, should i continue learning java and learning how to make graphics and games with it or just pick some engine like gamemaker or uniti or udk that they are focused more on just making games?

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Are you interested in game making or game programming? There is some difference in both. If you are interested in game making, then you should use some engines/tools such as Gamemaker/Construct, etc. These will help you create games faster.

If your interest lies in programming, then you can continue pursuing java to develop games.

I would recommend the first option, as this would give u a headstart in game-making.

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Im more interested in programming because for me just do a game with the engine is kind of boring, but programming a game is much more difficult, someone can guide me with java game development? Some good 2D libraries or tutorials to these libraries?

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Im more interested in programming because for me just do a game with the engine is kind of boring

If using the right tools makes it boring, then you are doing it wrong. There are just as many complications and challenges to producing a game with a pre-existing engine, as there are to writing an engine from scratch - the challenges are just a little different.

If you are just in this to learn programming, then by all means, but otherwise I would really recommend starting with something that will show real results a lot sooner.

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And for game programming which one should i pick? Java or C#? I need the one i can see results faster.


Neither are ideal languages for instant gratification. If that's your goal, go with GameMaker, Flash or something similar.

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And for game programming which one should i pick? Java or C#? I need the one i can see results faster.


C# with Unity or XNA is probably your best bet then.

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game engines like Love2d( www.love2d.org ) and egsl are simple and powerfull 2d game engines. and they and very easy to study.

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