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How could I start game coding?

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Hello everyone I'm new to GameDev and coding itself, but for a very long time I wanted to start making simple games and learn the whole process.

I was wondering could someone tell the first few things I need to learn/have in order to start making simple 2D games?

 

 

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Assuming you don't know any language, and would like to learn. Find a good tutorial/book about programming games for beginners, and follow it from start to end. 

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Research is really the key here. It will be hard, but you need to research what language is best for you and how you will go about the dilemma of a game engine. We can answer your question, like I can tell you my personal opinion like going for something easy like Game Maker, Scirra Construct 2, or Unity. But it will tend to be biased.

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Learning to code games involves at least 2 seperate lines of learning.

 

1 - Learning a programming language.

 

2 - Learning how to teach how to play a game.

 

After learning the first (hard)  you may find that teaching the computer the second is Even Harder!!!  No seriously,  The second is as easy as telling some one to Roll a Pair od Dice,  Move a Number of Spaces, Draw a card and follow instructions.

  Last year I wrote a simple word game. That code Finished  20 pages of code, without any involved graphics coding/ 

 

So where to start ?  Go to the local book store, Like a Barnes and Noble and page through Programming Language Books to see if you van follow along.

Also try the on-line stores as well.

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