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Paulo Kaedo Lima

Starting With My Dream

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Hi Guys! I have a dream, and in this dream i become a Game Developer xD

I Study every day to bring this dream to true...

I Have knowledge in Java, Javascript, C++ and C#.

And now I'm faced with a cruel doubt: Focus on Directx develop or search for a engine?

My initial goal is to develop gamens in 2D, Like Super Nintendo games.

What you guys suggest me?

 

Since now, my sincere thanks  happy.png

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As you're already experienced in c# check out monogame. It's a game framework written in c# which is very good at 2D graphics.

Good luck in the road ahead!

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Game development is a broad field. So focus on what you want to do. I want to get into writing graphics code. For that reason I focused on learning directx and opengl and how to build a graphics engine based on that. I would not recommend that the everyone though. If you would rather focus on game design, then stick with a game engine. If you would rather learn the technical side of things, then write you own engine code. Just keep in mind that if you do that, don't expect your physics engine, graphics engine, or ai to be as good. At least not at first. Don't try to make a fully featured game engine right away. Start simple. I think starting 2D is a great idea. That 3rd dimension adds a lot of complexity and can sometimes make a game worse.

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Welcome!

 

I'm in the same boat as you. At the moment I'm learning the SDL library and drilling into coding a 2D game from scratch to really gain an appreciation of how a game fits together. I'm also learning Unity because it's popular, good for prototyping and I feel an engine could help streamline the development process in the future.

 

Hope this helps!

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Everyone gave awesome answers, but I'd like to promote Java2D here too, since you mentioed you have some experience with Java. The user Glass_Knife here on GDN have both written a book, and a really great tutorial on it, and you won't be worrying about dependencies :)

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