Hello everybody. I'm 17, and I'm going to make my own game, a 2D-side scrolling beat-em up with an emphasis on story.
I have my story, setting, characters and themes all written out in a screenplay format, cause I like to write. The problem remains is that I don't know how to physically piece it together.
I'm talking about programming and art. I only know a bit of Java but nothing else and have an aspiration for the old-school 8-bit art style. The truth is, I don't know where to start, or even how to start literally making it exist.
How should I start? Where do I go from here?
How do I physically create the screen where I play-test my game?