Need Advice On Tools

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  1. bestisme

    bestisme New Member

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    Hey ppl, I am new to this forum, and also new to Game Development.

    I am just starting out, and hope for some help and advices...


    I am currently following HTML and CSS tutorials on w3schools.com, and now moving on to a better programming language.
    The reason why I learned HTML and CSS was, because people advised me to first learn HTML and CSS because they are easy.

    For beginning, I would want to make some free games, and then later move on to complex tasks.


    And so I started talking to people, and searched around...


    A few people recommended me to get a Game Engine.

    A few people recommended me to learn C# and use Visual Studio Express.

    A few people recommended me to learn javascript, PHP and Sql and go for browser MMORPG development.


    Which one of these do you think I should go for?
     
  2. arzi

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    Instead of w3schools and HTML/CSS, I'd advise you to learn programming at http://www.codecademy.com/ or a similar site. At the same time, you could look at game engines that don't require programming (GameMaker, RPGMaker, Adventure Game Studio, etc), as they can teach you a lot of what goes into a game.
     
  3. bestisme

    bestisme New Member

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    Okay, I will see tutorials from codecademy.com from now on, thanks for telling :)

    Its not that I don't want to deal with programming, I am fine with it, so, can you suggest any game engine?

    Edit : I thought I will see source code of some games to learn something more, but I am confused... which part of this list is of open source games?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_open-source_video_games
     
  4. CDR-RAGE

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    what type of game do you want to make?
     
  5. bestisme

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    Well, I am beginner right now, so I would want to start up with simple projects, because those complex projects will be out of reach both technically and financially...


    But, for the projects I would want in future, when I get some more experience and knowledge, they will be the games for PC. And I am not aiming for a particular category, aiming only for the mostly used ones like FPS, racing etc...


    I saw a tutorial on javascript for beginners, and it seems interesting to me, so my preference of programming language will be javascript. If there are any free game engines which use javascript, it will be great!
     
  6. arzi

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    Unity uses a "Javascript". technically it's a separate language built on Mono/.Net, but the syntax is the same as in Javascript.
     
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    Try Construct 2, its a HTML5 game creator.
     
  8. CDR-RAGE

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    k so java, here's and idea! why not try moding a game that uses java like minecraft
     
  9. bestisme

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    Yeah, when I saw a few game engines, Unity became the first choice, but there is also jmonkeyEngine (free) and PlayCanvas (free too), so I wanted to know which is better...


    Took a look at it, didn't like it...




    Modding a game doesn't seem too nice...I don't want to end up modding a game whose mods are not allowed...
     
  10. CDR-RAGE

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    modding minecraft is completely allowed... there's even a thing called minecraft forge witch is made just for modding it.
     
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    I am using WebGL for game development. I feel it so easy and simple! Mandreel is also a good HTML5 tool that words great while reusing source code of games for different mobile platforms.
     
  12. Kenneth

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    I have been using Mighty Fingers - it is a HTML5 based on the Phaser engine. It is online and open source. Very easy to use yet you can build some pretty cool games with it. Definitely worth checking it out.
     

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