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Can I make complete games in OpenGL? Or Design Levels? Or would I need an engine? Also, would it help if I know C++? heh, just trying to jump in head first agian. Thanks

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Can I make complete games in OpenGL?


No, but you can use OpenGL as the graphics API for your game.
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Or Design Levels?


That''s not something which OpenGL is responsible for.
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Or would I need an engine?


You would indeed.
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Also, would it help if I know C++?


Yes. Yes it would. You will need to know at least one programming language if you intend to create games with OpenGL, and C++ is as good a choice as any.

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Or would I need an engine?



Well, the OpenGL part would be a piece of an engine that you create to make games. Other parts would include sound, AI, input, etc... So, you can use it to make games yes, but alone no.

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Just to clarify, OpenGL draws triangles and does stuff related to drawing triangles. Thats really about all it does. You have to put in all of the logic except the putting the triangles on the screen part.

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