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Kendall Marcus

Beginner with a dream.

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I'm 16 years old in 11th grade next year is my last.

 

 Right now I'm in the verge of learning C++, because I have this drive to make a game,

a 2D shooter game with art style similar to Borderlands, is their any books I can buy or online tutorials I can take to help me.

My ideas for this dream game is vast, from collectable cameo's earned from common, rare, legendary, and epic crates, to customizable

player characters, so please may you all help me get started?

 

 

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Consider looking at something like Unity or Unreal Engine to get started as well. 

 

C++ is not a great first language, and while you can learn it first you may find it slower going than another alternative (such as C#, which you can use with Unity). Using something like Unity or Unreal will let you make concrete progress on your goal of making this 2D shooter game without having to make you endure months and possibly years of learning basic programming fundamentals and the myriad of other small things you probably don't realize go into making even a basic 2D game.

 

While you work on  your "dream project," you can also learn a programming language alongside that project.

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You could pick up a copy of Beginning Game programming, a book by Jonathan S Harbor. It assumes you know the basics of c++ and will teach you to create a 2d game step by step (using directx in this case).

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Also I don't really want to use sprites but 3D models, with those nice black outlining style like in borderlands, not sprites, so which software can help me build 3d models and import to unity?

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