Upon second thought maybe I'm not sure of C++ lol. I'd like to be as "independent" as possible as I like doing stuff by myself and someday I would like to create my own (as much as I can) first person dungeon crawler RPG, shitty doom era graphics probably and all. Maybe C# would be better to learn then as that would fit into unity and stuff? Now would I try to make something like the new Might and Magic X or go super old school and do Might and Magic 6 with sprites and stuff. Dilemma! Any insight would be a help but I realize at some point I just need to freaking start!
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I'll probably start with C++ just to start with SOMETHING. It's also kind of a fulfillment of a childhood threat I made when I was younger to learn C++ and get into video game making until I just killed that dream. I figure I can move on from there and not stress too much on better this and that.
Kind of got home and a wave of fear washed over me. I'm so used to be a loser in life that the thought of NOT being one made me absolutely scared. The internal dialogue began of "You're too old to start doing this, do you really want to do this" blah blah.
Programming and depression oh boy what a combo. Anyway thanks for the help guys, it means a lot to me. Any good sources to start C++?
As I sit here depressed to no end, getting closer to 30 and considering suicide periodically, I wonder what the hell I'm doing with my life. It occurred to me today that I always fantasized about making my own video games, not for the sake of becoming rich or famous but as a creative outlet and to be able to sit in my room with a cup of coffee and tinker on something I love for hours on end.
With that depressing intro aside, if I eventually wanted to make my own games (yeah yeah another one of THOSE threads), and very very little knowledge of programming (I got a BS in Computer Science but forgot pretty much most of it) what would be the best first programming language to start learning that would have the most carry over to game making in the future?
Serious thread guys, this means a lot to me.
Seems like you're more interested in saying fuck new consoles without giving any real reason whatsoever as to why you have this opinion. If you like playing old games that's great and more power to ya, but I don't see how flipping off the WiiU on a toilet helps in validating your stance.
I'm being somewhat sarcastic and obnoxious. I just get the feeling, unless and hopefully later on proven wrong as the generation goes, that it's going to be the same old same old just in 1080 and MAYBE 60fps that PCs have enjoyed for a while and that just feels like a disappointment. Maybe the tech has gotten to the point now where it has to be proven what else they can do not just prettierify the graphics.
I feel it's a great time to go backwards and go back to old games but I realize I may be a very small minority that has this inkling. These are games that are before my time really but something in my loins yearns to explore and pillage their untapped lands and caverns.
This has been really interesting to watch as I get my lowly classic gaming channel off the ground (somewhat lazily). I decided to just un-monetize all of my LPs for the fact that I hate ads and I'll never getting enough views to really go viral or whatever so why not just make it more convenient for the viewers who do care to watch them. I'm just going to focus on making content and not thinking about "oh god when can I get da views so i make pewdiepie millionz!!!". Sometimes you just have to do stuff for free because you have a passion for it and it's a learning opportunity.
Where would you put it in though? That sounds uncomfortable.
My schlong is really thin like a slice of cold cut turkey ...wait wut?
Anyway, I'm not trying to be a hipster ...then again wouldn't a hipster say that he/she wasn't a hipster? I've had games like Might and Magic 6, Arcanum, etc in my GOG download list for months and months and months and I've yearned to visit those worlds, with the new consoles coming out and just seeming to be higher fidelity versions of the same old same old it just seems like the perfect time to go back.
While everyone else was itching to get the Xbone and PS4 this Black Friday I decided to forego them and instead made a killing on deals from GOG. Got a bunch of Tex Murphy adventure games, some random adventure games and something crazy looking called Realms of the Haunting. It's honestly been super fun to just let go of the new stuff and go back and try to get an appreciation for the old stuff and the "classics". I figure maybe in a few years or so when/if I've had enough I can buy one of the new consoles and have plenty to play at that point with hopefully patched bugs etc lol. Anyone else feel that way?
Will probably get a PS4 sometime but not this year. Been using this as an excuse to go back and play some old school games like Anachronox, Wizardry 8, Arcanum, etc etc.