Background : I have just finished my bachelor program in university , I have studied computer engineering , I can write codes with c++ , c# and java ... i am better with c# , i have done more coding with it . recently i have decided to work on game programming ... i intend to continue this as my main career , not just doing it as a hobby .
Question : i am really confused , i have written very simple game like hangman with c# , my problem now is that i have no idea how to start games with little graphic , for example a simple 2d game like mario (i know it's too much for me now and i don't intend to make something like that ) . how am i suppose to draw the platform ? or assign keys to move a character through the screen and the platform ? is there any guide or book that can teach the basics with working with graphics ?
I'd appreciate any help