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arry2007uk

Motivation

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I find myself curious as to how the community motivates itself into making games, particularly those who are graphic designers, musicians or coders as part of their day job.

I am a software engineer for a CAD company and also I want to make a game; I have developed numerous assets across the years but I have not yet got very far in any of my projects and this is usually because of development fatigue from my day job. How do other people cope with this? Any tips to planning a project?

Also, my primary programming languages are C++ and C# with C++ as my personal preference. For developing simple 2D games without 3D elements are there any particular libraries I should be using to supplement my project codebases?and also I want to make a game; I have developed numerous assets accross the years
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It is hard to say and really a personal thing. For me small, feasable, and changing goals works best. That could be just a little step forward for a larger goal, but even archieving a small goal is like a surge of motivation. But I'm although very disciplined when it comes down to finish the unfunny, work-intensive tasks.
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Hello,

Okay, you have lots of assets and know C# and C++.

A buddy of mine leads a development team in the architectural field and he almost always uses C#. I've known him for years and he is still the same. I believe that C# is under-rated by many people. This guy can make very nearly anything in C# that anybody else can make in C++. I have seen some of his world class work in 3D models. He can create amazing applications or modify existing code in other language, too. The guy is extremely talented, skilled, and experienced. He [i]has[/i] crossed into game content with many hundreds of hours there, too.

Visual Studio and some 3D software such as Max, Blender, Maya, or other - maybe a converter or write one yourself - would be plenty for quite a while for you. There is a large community of VS game developers.

Start making simple 2D games as soon as possible!

As for motivation, you have to decide that every day. Pause when you are tired and examin what you really want in life. What is more important?: Sit in front of the television in the evening, or being creative to pursue what you want - game development.

Daily choices are what we all face, so you decide to get hot for your goals!


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Hey guys,

Thank you all for your replies!

All of you have offered something and that is greatly appreciated.

I shall take all of your advice on-board and update you in a couple of days as to how I'm getting on.
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