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do you know how to program? if so what language?
what are you aiming to accomplish? if its your first game then you want pong or snake or something.

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First, ask yourself this question:

Which one of these fields do you want to work in:[list]
[*]Programming
[*]Art
[*]Music
[*]Writing
[*]Q&A
[*]Production
[*]Design
[*]Other
[/list]
[url="http://penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/so-you-want-to-be-a-game-designer"]So you want to be a designer?[/url]
[url="http://penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/game-reviews"]Want to review your favorite game?[/url]
[url="http://penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/so-you-want-to-be-a-producer"]So you want to be a producer?[/url]
[url="http://penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/playtesting"]I want to be a games-tester![/url]
[url="http://penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/so-you-want-to-be-a-developer-part-1"]So you want to be a developer?[/url] [url="http://penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/so-you-want-to-be-a-developer-part-2"](Part 2)[/url]
[url="http://inventwithpython.com/"]I want to program![/url]

[url="http://www.whitakerblackall.com/blog/music-theory-for-beginners"]Boop Beep Bop Boop![/url] [url="http://www.whitakerblackall.com/blog/music-theory-for-beginners-ii/"](Part 2)[/url]

Some great resources are [url="http://gamedev.net"]gamedev.net[/url], [url="http://www.reddit.com/r/gamedev/"]/r/gamedev[/url], and anywhere else you find on the web!

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I'm not going to bite your head off, so I will instead point you in a good direction...

1) Concentrate on learning your language of choice. I recommend either C or Java.

2) Take courses in Software development and Maths.

3) Grab a book on games programming such as Andre Lamothe's "Tricks of the Game programming Gurus".

4) Be prepared to spend a year or two nailing the basics of programming and writing applications.

...and may the Force be with you...always. ^_^

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[quote name='coletastic555' timestamp='1355666907' post='5011262']
ill take any advice i dont even have a game engine yet help me out plz
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My advice start reading a book about programming or how to make games. Thats always a great start. When your done with it buy another and keep on learning more. And like this, you shall evolve your skills.

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Advice number one, there is a massive difference between succinct (good!) and lazy (bad!). People dont generally go far out of their way to help people that seem to be lazy.

Advice number two, [url="http://www.gamefromscratch.com/post/2011/08/04/I-want-to-be-a-game-developer.aspx"]read me[/url]. If it seems like too much effort, let me be blunt and say, quit now. This is one of those fields that requires a hell of a lot of effort and self motivation.

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