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.
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!