Sign in to follow this  
coletastic555

tips for a noob (im the noob)

Recommended Posts

6677    1054
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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
superman3275    2061
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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Anri    971
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. ^_^

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SnakeMaster    192
[quote name='coletastic555' timestamp='1355666907' post='5011262']
ill take any advice i dont even have a game engine yet help me out plz
[/quote]

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Serapth    6671
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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this