I want to create games...

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  1. Nerdtendo
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    ...but I don't know where to start. I have learned Python so it shouldn't be difficult for me to pick up other languages. Does anyone have some solid resources to put me on the right track?
     
  2. McWhiters9511

    McWhiters9511 That's Rad Bro

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    Start out by using something like game maker studio thatll be best for begining
     
  3. BlueFox gui

    BlueFox gui SOMEONE

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    game maker studio 2
     
  4. lcie nimbus

    lcie nimbus 100th degree asskicker

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    maybe Rpg Maker Xp
     
  5. HaloEliteLegend

    HaloEliteLegend ~Apprentice Game Designer~

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    Hey! Peek at my title on the left there, I know all about this!

    I started making games waaay back in 4th grade using Scratch:
    https://scratch.mit.edu/

    It's really primitive and meant for kids, but if you want to give it a go, it's very very very simple to pick up and quickly put together something in. If you want something a bit more advanced, try Stencyl:
    http://www.stencyl.com/
    Stencyl is much more advanced, but still has the basic concept of drag-n'-drop scripting, which is helpful starting out.

    As @McWhiters9511 above me said, Game Maker Studio might also be an option to try, although I personally have never used it.

    There is, of course, the RPG Maker series, which allow you to quickly piece together a traditional RPG:
    http://www.rpgmakerweb.com/
    Using RUBY, you can add custom code, too. Games like To The Moon were developed using RPG Maker. You might also consider that a starting place.

    Since you already know some programming, you have a solid foundation. Below are some textbooks that I own that I recommend you pick up for more on game design in particular, or some advanced concepts.

    I'm currently working through this textbook right now, give it a try:
    https://www.amazon.com/Introduction...on+to+game+design+prototyping+and+development

    It'll guide you through game prototyping and development in Unity using C#. I think this'll be a good starting point. The book goes through game design basics to start with (helpful!), then moves into prototyping in Unity, which is a great way to get some hands-on experience in building game levels. It also walks you through C# if you're not familiar with it, so don't worry about having to know it going in.

    I focus more on the game design aspect of game development, so I have some game design books I can recommend too. These two are really good:
    https://www.amazon.com/Art-Game-Des...407408&sr=1-1&keywords=the+art+of+game+design
    https://www.amazon.com/Game-Design-...97407421&sr=1-1&keywords=game+design+workshop

    The first one is probably the best book on game design I've found. Amazing read and great reference guide for future game projects. I highly recommend his "Deck of Lenses" that accompanies the book (sold separately).
    The second one is a good series of excercises that can help you improve your game design skills.

    Feel free to PM me if you have any questions! I can help :D
     
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  6. McWhiters9511

    McWhiters9511 That's Rad Bro

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    o.o jesus..
     
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  7. DeoNaught

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    Over there ;)
    I would start with Unity
     
  8. HaloEliteLegend

    HaloEliteLegend ~Apprentice Game Designer~

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    Uhhh sorry if I overwhelmed you x3
     
  9. Luglige

    Luglige Resident Hell Spawn

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    Well, I've never made a game, but I can digest Info, so, I would start with the Basics, begin with logic, then try simple engines, then scale yourself up.