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My first year in game programming

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Wow. o.o I feel like this should be pinned or something just because we have so many people that come and say "I wanna start game programming." It seems like you've made some pretty good progress in just that year so congrats! I'm currently working on creating small games to better my understanding of the inter-workings of a game. Reading all this has really made me wanna make sure I continue on that's for sure. :P

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this was a good read and very inspiring indeed. I just recently started learning game programming about a couple months ago and have only finished with learning the basics of my chosen language i-e C++. So far I have only made very small console games like tic-tac-toe, blackjack and a very simple console RPG. Will go on to more complex stuff now but in a year if I can even come close to what you have achieved I will be very very happy. Thanks for sharing and good luck for the future.

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[quote name='Jaap85' timestamp='1338198814' post='4943948']
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Onward Jaap. Way to go!! [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/cool.png[/img]

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Great post Jaap, it's always nice to hear about people starting out and sharing their experiences with others :)

Veel succes nog met je verdere projecten!

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It looks like you've been realistic in setting your goals, kept motivated and have taken a pretty reasonable approach to the whole thing. Your post should be pretty encouraging for some just becoming interested in game development.

If I had to point one thing out, it would be that perhaps you've switched between technologies and multi-tasked a bit more than some would be comfortable with - but that is largely a personal thing.

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Thanks for all the feedback everybody, i hope my post will help others who are also starting in game development.

@WavyVirus: it is indeed true that i switched a lot, but that's mainly because i like to experiment a lot to really get to know which language / approach suits me best. Of course i can certainly understand this is not something everybody should do or could enjoy, absolutely true!

Uiteraard ook bedankt voor het Nederlandse commentaar :)

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Jaap85,

AI is interesting to apply to [url="http://tophatsudoku.com/Botchee4x4.html"]http://tophatsudoku....Botchee4x4.html[/url] a baby botchee that I coded in VB.

A fun exercise that has helped with Xtreme edition of which a teaser image is attached. Multi-player game program is a whole nother level that goes beyond my scant programming skill when it comes to web servers and such. It's still got aways to go but you can see/read static drafts of dynamic php pages at botcheecafe.org/Botchee.htm and the game is mostly functional.

Soon the drafts will guide revisions to the main site which is linked from said url.

9x9 is the granddaddy game of botchee that can accommodate as many as nine players. Understanding symmetry will aid those that attempt to learn a winning strategy.

Thanks for posting!

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