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  1. Unity Win Free Copies of Unity books

    Probably the most interesting aspect of the book for me would be my interest in learning unity. Having never used unity, but having experience with other game making tools, it'd be a solid motivator for me to pick up unity and go for it. I'm also interested in tooling around with 3D, as my experience is with 2D engines for the most part.
  2. Wanna learn together?

    Changed the old dumb title.
  3. Wanna learn together?

    [font="Verdana"]So, I'm really ... really ... [b]REALLY [/b]interested in making games. I've been playing them since I was 5 and have always dreamt of tinkering with making something on my own. I recently decided to venture down the road of books, online tutorials, forums, blogs, FAQs, and just about anything else I could think of to try and get started. Problem is ... It's kinda overwhelming and I'm not sure I can really do it on my own. I assume most probably go to school and take the proper route of a CS degree and a buncha awesome classes to back it up. Unfortunately, I'm not really in a place right now to do that, and not having someone to at least toss ideas around with is kind of a bummer. I'm feeling like working with someone might benefit my learning style and provide a little boost in motivation. If I've learned anything recently it's that game design and development is better with MOAR BRAINS! Sooooo ... anyone else out there in a similar situation that might be interested in pairing up to create a game from scratch? Starting from the wayyyyy wayyy bottom and working our way up? Thinking something along the lines of: [/font][list][*][font="Verdana"]Developing a concept and some core ideas for a game. (Concept art/scribbles, mock write up, game genre/type, systems and various game attributes lists, etc)[/font][/list] [list][*][font="Verdana"]learn the code/engine/libs. (Can decide on this together. Considering though, I'd really like to take away an understanding of what goes into the actual programming of the game and it's different systems, so would prefer something not too hands-off.)[/font][/list] [list][*][font="Verdana"]Meet up/Chat/Skype/Whatever regularly.[/font][/list] [list][*][font="Verdana"]Etc? (Brainstorm other ideas for ways we can better benefit ourselves in the learning process.)[/font][/list][font="Verdana"] Basically, I guess what I'm looking for is a friend or two to take along the journey of learning to make a game. It'd be doubly as awesome to find someone local ([url="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Santa+Cruz,+CA&aq=0&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=53.87374,79.013672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Santa+Cruz,+California&z=13"]Map[/url]), but the interwebs works too. [/font] [font="Verdana"]So I suppose i'll leave it at that. Does this sound appealing to anyone else? Feel free to mail/PM me also. [/font][img]http://public.gamedev.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif[/img]