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  1. Another Question:     What is the different between SDK,IDE,Engine and(I'm not sure) etc ??     In a few weeks time it would be a long 2-3 months school holiday for me...So instead of enjoying and playing throughout the months,I actually wanna learn and experience something new....   Thanks for answering!     EDIT: Is UDK,Unreal Engine,Unity or Cry Engine better? An engine that supports multiplayer online,joining a server and stuff? I want to make something in my freetime like a surviving game,a sandbox game(maybe),where you can craft and place doors,and stuff..of a broken building or such...     Don't know about modelling designing,are they included in the sdk/engines?(I guess not,so do we attach the images and stuff(sound effects,etc) ?? The 3D modelling/animation,can I create them using seperate softwares( I learnt 3Dsmax)..         Thanks!(sorry for these 'silly' questions)
  2. Thanks all.I appreciate your works and information.   Thank you! 
  3.     Thank you!   May I also know the list of components to make a game? Do you happen to have a link to a thread of such?   Like Development Kit and stuff?   EDIT: Reply to your new edit     Thanks,it is very easy to be understood!   Thanks again!
  4. Just interested and curious to know about some of game dev?   What is this 'Engine',libraries(to be attached to engine) and some other stuff?I can't remember!   Sounds silly,no neg comment please...    
  5. Thank you all above posts ^^   I know C++,since I do my own projects(together with D3D).   I'm just thinking of creating a game,like a 'hobby',during my free time.   Once again,thank you for the very informative replies,it is much appreciated!
  6. Hello everyone. I am new to this forum,and this is my first post.   As most of you had already know the game 'Minecraft',an open-world sandbox game,coded in Java. There is a new sandbox game too, 7DaysToDie. If you are free,please check both of them out.   I think 7DaysToDie is coded in C++ or C#.   My question is,to make a game like Minecraft and 7DaysToDie,should I choose Java or C++?   I mean,in handling,programming,designing and stuff,which one would be the greatest choice?   Thank You for reading and taking your time to read this!   Helpful and informative comments are appreciated.   Please do not give negative comment    Thanks!