I want to become a Game Maker

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  1. KuRensan
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    KuRensan aka Pearbook

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    Hi,

    My name's Rens this year I'll go to the thirth Class (If it's the same as in Amerika/England ECT)
    So I have 2 Years left (on my school) and then I must Choose, I need a Good Portofolio but I don't know how to start so I thought maybe game makers on GBAtemp can help me ^^ So what I need to become a game maker. I don't know a lot of expert game making but I start easy with hacking pokemon games but I don't want that any more so I tried RPG makers but that is easy eventing. so now I want learn better things

    I hope you can help me [​IMG]
     
  2. Hop2089

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    Take calculus however you have an 80% chance of failure if you aren't good at math. You also need to learn some programing languages.
     
  3. DeMoN

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    Yep, you'll need an excellent background in math and computer programming.
    You'll definitely be using the programming language C++ sometime in your career so it's best to familiarize yourself with it earlier.
    http://www.cplusplus.com/
     
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  5. KuRensan
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    KuRensan aka Pearbook

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    Uhh I try to learn C++ but i don' under stand it so much [​IMG]
    I download Dev-C++ a C ++ compiler or something but I don't understand how
    to save your project and make games of it. maybe one of you knows how
     
  6. Joe88

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    you actually need to learn all the ins and outs of C++ before you start programming...

    once after that and you have some experience you can move onto C# and XNA
     
  7. tj_cool

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    I started to make simple games with Gamemaker 5 (currently its 7)
    It contains both visual and normal programming (with its own GML)
    GML looks a bit like C, but its not completely the same
    They are going to switch to C with version 8 [​IMG]
     
  8. lakaiskateboarding

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    I would say it is best if you just try some pc games which give you the option to make maps and mods and try some stuff. This will give you a good idea how video games are made. While you're doing this you should also take a look at C++.

    Maybe 3D design works out for you too? Try programs like Maya and 3DS Max.

    I once made a few maps for Vietcong with 3DS Max and after that you can place all the items in it with their map editor.
     
  9. Overlord Nadrian

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    This. Best thing to start learning how to make games.
     
  10. KuRensan
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    KuRensan aka Pearbook

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    But I want to make DS games (no not with DS Game maker, I don't want to buy something)
    so I heard you have to make it with C++ but on the tutorials I find it's only programming for PC ect
    so how to program DS games with C++ ??

    Edit: maybe I must look for books in the library. But I think In the netherlands you doesn't find
    many books about C++ DS programming

    Edit2: I downloading now Visual C++ and gonna try an palib Tutorial maybe It'll work
     
  11. Veho

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    C++ is (pretty much) the same on all platforms, so if you want to program for the DS, you should learn the basics on the PC and then learn the specifics on the DS. Since DS-specific libraries cover most of the differences, the only differences you'll have to keep in mind when switching to the DS are address mapping and the power constraints of the hardware itself (little RAM, slow CPU, etc. etc.).