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Where to start? 2D game.

Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:12 PM

First about me, i have been making websites since the age of 15. I am now 23. I asked the same question but about website development on a different forum 8 years ago. When my spelling was much worse. I am dyslexic and i was told that i could never learn any language to code because i cant even do English but i proved them wrong. Well to the point i love making websites but i want to do learn more and there is only so much you can do in websites. My end game is making a game. I learn by doing so i want to ask your guys advise. What is the best coding language to start learning to make a 2d possible 3d game. I'd like to make it multiplayer one day. I love RPG's so a language that would be good for that. I'm thinking java.

What do you guys suggest?
Where do i start?

Thanks for you time. I understand there will be haters. So hate away :)

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Re: Where to start? 2D game.

Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:14 PM

Did you by chance catch this pinned topic?
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Re: Where to start? 2D game.

Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:18 PM

I am reading through the pinned topics now. I just noticed this forum has more than i expected.

Thanks!
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Re: Where to start? 2D game.

Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:19 PM

You could also check out the tutorials linked in my signature, depending on how much programming you already know :)
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Re: Where to start? 2D game.

Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:19 PM

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I just noticed this forum has more than i expected.


I am... glad?... we can hit under par for you?

hahaha..
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:22 PM

Hole in one! I think i am going take a look at java.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:28 PM

Whoever told you you can't code because you are dyslexic is talking out their wrong end. When I started out, one of my senior programmers was quite badly dyslexic, but a total genius at programming; I learned so much from him. He was consistently top of his class in computer science and math.

Don't let people tell you crap.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:34 PM

I didn't let them get me down. I stopped letting being dyslexic put me down years ago. Where i lack ability in one thing i gain it in another.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:42 PM

Too right! Kudos for keeping at it. :)
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:23 AM

I'm dyslexic. It was diagnosed because apparently I write upside down ( not inverted letters, inverted strokes ). Thankfully in programming, you don't do much writing.


Never really been a hindrance, in life or coding. If my brain wanders I do some stupid stuff sometimes ( most common is mixing 4's and r's, especially as first or last characters; resulting in things like: 4eturn true; ), but that kind of stuff the tools pick up most often. Other than that, if my brain goes wandering off I have a nack for phonetically spelling things or doubling up words like the the, but again, all it takes is a bit of focus to overcome.

Reality is, that extra bit of focus required tends to make me a bit better as a coder as well as in technical writing, because I tend to be more attentive than other.


As a result though, I HATE l33t spe@k more than I hate... well just about anything. Even when I text, I fully word everything, I especially never use 4 in place of for! :)




Also, why oh why oh why do people always put their ages? You age doesn't matter, unless you are say... 10 or under. A 13 year old is capable of understanding the same programming concepts as a 50 year old, and there isn't a "too late to start" age. The concept of age as a barrier is ludicrous ( except perhaps when it comes to getting hired, ageism is a very real issue ). More often than not, its a pre-emptive defence against failure, which is the wrong way to approach anything in life. Ditto for dyslexia to be honest.

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