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New to game programming

Posted 24 August 2011 - 01:24 PM

Hello everyone. As the title says I am new to game programming. I have never coded anything in my life but I would love to learn and finally make a game. So I was wondering if you guys know what language I should start with, I am leaning towards C++ at the moment any help will be appreciated.
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Re: New to game programming

Posted 24 August 2011 - 01:32 PM

You should read the pinned thread at the top of the forum. :)
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Re: New to game programming

Posted 24 August 2011 - 01:34 PM

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There are a ton of these threads on this site. Let me be the first to suggest that you forget about game development until you have a firm understanding of the basic programming principles. Without a solid foundation, you're mostly going to be banging your head against a wall when you start working on developing a game as game development is an advanced form of programming. Get yourself a book for self-teaching that covers the language that you choose, whether it's C++, C#, Java, Python, etc. Make sure that you understand the basic object oriented programming principles before you even consider trying to create a game. You will save yourself a lot of time and frustration.
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Re: New to game programming

Posted 25 August 2011 - 02:22 AM

One tip I can give you is to always research a problem first.
90% of the time your problem has been solved and answered online.
If your problem is in the 10% or you followed the advice from your search and couldn't solve the problem, then ask online.

I bet if you typed "new to game programming", you'd get hundreds of results that will help you (probably from this site alone seeing as this thread comes up nearly every day).
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