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  1. 2D game development references.

    Haps, that's what I love about normal programming... Once you know the basics, you're good to go. Glad it holds true for game development. I've heard a lot about XNA, so I may look into that--my only worry is my knowledge of C# is none. I realize it's basically MS's version of Java, but I'd be fighting two battles if I went that route. BeerNutts, thank you for all of that awesome input. I will definitely be checking out your blog and the libraries you mentioned. I really appreciate the help guys! Now all I need to do is get some spare time to make a decision on which route I want to take.
  2. 2D game development references.

    Thanks Haps. I'm not familiar with any of those libraries, so do you have any experience using them? Which one's easier/would you absolutely recommend for doing a project like this?
  3. Hello all! Excuse me if there's been a thread like this, but I couldn't find one after doing some quick searching. I'm looking for some references on 2D game development. I mainly want to create a game similar to the Legend of Zelda (the 1st one on the NES). Now, I realize I'm shooting for the stars here, but this is a side project that I'd really like to try and accomplish. I also realize this won't be finished in a month or even a year, but if I could just get the basics underway, then I think I'd be able to do things on my own. My background is in computer science, so I know programming languages like: C/C++, Java, JavaScript, etc. I've been reading (from random threads online) that the best route would be C++ or C#, and I've heard of GDI, Allegro, and OpenGL but wouldn't know the best one to use for this scenario. I have absolutely no experience with game programming, but I definitely would love to learn. For my first toy problem, I just want to be able to create a box and a square that can move left/right and up/down... gotta start with the basics then work to textures, sounds, actual animation, etc. Anyway, I was wondering if y'all had any good references/guides that would push me in the right direction. I've heard Barnes and Nobles might have some good reads, but don't know where to start, so do y'all have any suggestions? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!