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Its all C# in love and games

Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:20 AM

Just started C# this morning
Its... Beautiful.

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I come from a mainly Java background, however I also know some Ruby, Prolog and Erlang. (Well, I know the basics of other languages but the serious barebones only)

My question is this: Why on earth didn't I start this earlier!?

In all seriousness, I'm making the transition to C# for games development (As much as I love Java, its simply not got the power for hardware-intensive games in my opinion - also, I've heard about C# being almost a required language in the industry), and so was wondering if anyone knew of any tutorials on getting started with C# games development (not text-based ones, I can make those without tut's..).

Thanks in advance! :)

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Re: Its all C# in love and games

Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:24 AM

View PostDuta, on 27 June 2012 - 10:20 AM, said:

I've heard about C# being almost a required language in the industry

Not exactly required, but pretty popular in the industry.

View PostDuta, on 27 June 2012 - 10:20 AM, said:

anyone knew of any tutorials on getting started with C# games development (not text-based ones, I can make those without tut's..).

Go with XNA.
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Re: Its all C# in love and games

Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:27 AM

If you're using C# you might as well use XNA for game development. It is by far the best game development framework available for C#. Check out the XNA forum for help getting started with XNA. There are also a number of tutorials on XNA in the Game Programming tutorial section.
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Re: Its all C# in love and games

Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:37 AM

Since this isn't really a code help question, I've moved it to the C# Advanced Discussion area.
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:15 AM

Couldn't agree more. I initially learnt C++ (after BASIC back in the day) and C# is just such a greeat language to work with. As suggested, go with XNA for games development, it's a doozy. I made a Doodle Jump-alike in it by myself in just a few weeks (check it out here if you fancy) and it was a joy to work with.
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Re: Its all C# in love and games

Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:12 AM

Also worth taking a look at Unity. It allows you to build games using C# (and Unity's game engine) to make cross platform games for both web browsers (with the unity plugin), Android devices, and ios devices.
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:11 PM

Just realized that I never said thank you to everyone! I spent the remainder of today (its now 10PM where I live) learning my way round XNA, and made a couple games (Nothing special, just bog-standard first-day games: A weird game that I can't really describe, and Pong) :bananaman:

So I've just checked back on this thread to see the last post about Unity - I think I'll give it a go once I'm really comfortable with XNA. To be honest, XNA was a load more
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Not sure how much time I'll get to spend on XNA tomorrow, even though I really want to, due to a mounting pile of work that I need to get done.

Anyway, thanks again guys! :hehe:
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Re: Its all C# in love and games

Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:18 PM

View PostMrShoes, on 27 June 2012 - 09:15 AM, said:

Couldn't agree more. I initially learnt C++ (after BASIC back in the day) and C# is just such a greeat language to work with. As suggested, go with XNA for games development, it's a doozy. I made a Doodle Jump-alike in it by myself in just a few weeks (check it out here if you fancy) and it was a joy to work with.

I just checked out that game, its actually very good! Found it very refreshing to see a Doodle Jump-esque game which isn't terribly made (as a surprising number of the ones I've come across are).
Good job!
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Re: Its all C# in love and games

Posted 28 June 2012 - 01:56 AM

Thanks! Had fun making it.
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