mck567 replied to Aiwendil's topic in Games Career DevelopmentQuote:Original post by SAHChandler I attended UAT for about 2 years. I will say this: About half of the people who attend there are grossly incompetent, and you will unfortunately have to deal with these people on a regular basis. (However, the other half range from brilliant, to exceptional in their field). In addition, for financial matters, you are mostly left in the dark, as well as what classes you need to take and when you will graduate. What's with all the sevens; its like their lucky number. lol
So, I believe I'm dedicated enough to start creating games, now I'm not naive thinking I'm going to make gta in 2 weeks, I understand that this can take years. I beleive I am prepared for that. I hope you don't think this is one of those threads where I want to make a mmorpg in one week and get rich quick. I am willing to sink time, money, and genuine effort into this. I've been thinking about this for months, every time I turn my computer on in fact, but I always end up putting it off, I have no clue where to start. I have no prior programing experience unless you consider html programming, I know more then the average person about computers, however this doesn't help me much with programing. I looked at game creators such as realm crafter, but I figured I would just be cheating myself, and taking the easiest route out, it just didn't feel right using it if you know what I mean. I decided that MS XNA would be the best tool for me to create a game,which is a problem due to no programing experience with C#, I mean absolutely 0 experience, I won't lie and claim I do, but doesn't everyone start with no experience, no one was born programing. I bought some books, but most are to advanced, for dummies books never work. So my question is, where do I start, do you recommend any books/websites/tutorials? How did you start? How long did it take, was it worth it? Any recommended books on C# for beginners. Any recommended books on XNA for beginners.