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hello dear people. i plan to develop a game. replicating jetpack joyride. i wanna use c++ as primary language. i think i have two options. 1 is directx and other is cryengine (correct me if there are other c++ options) . at current i dont have knowledge of either directx or cryengine. so first i'll be learning whichever i'll choose. i wanna know, which one is better choice for a career in game programming? i also wanna have an idea if i will be able to complete the learning and development in 7months (with full attention).
thanks.

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DirectX is a graphics API, Cryengine is a full game engine. If you use DirectX, you will probably still need a game engine.

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You will need reasonable math knowledge, but you can start out with none.

And, um, a game engine of some kind is recommended. Assuming you are making a game and all.

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The real question is, why Cryengine? I doubt it's indie-friendly if you want to sell your game, the licensing could cost a lot. You might be better off with something like Unity (http://unity3d.com/) though you will probably want to use C#.

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thanks for ur support :) last thing i wanna know is the time required to learn and develop. :) i mean just a rough idea.


7 months is cutting it close. Give yourself a year and see what you can do?

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actually i wanna work with c++. i dont like c#. and about an year well i have to develop it as a final year project so i cant move the limits :D

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actually i wanna work with c++. i dont like c#.


I assume because the performance isn't quite as good?

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ummm yea that can be one reason, but i am more comfortable with the control i have in c++, also that i believe its better to improve skills. but ofcourse ur suggestions will be given a higher priority :p

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