Hello everyone!

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December 22nd, 2012 11:39 am

Hi everyone! I’m glad to say that I’m constantly visiting the web over and over, and I’m trying to play all of the games that I think that are good of the last LD.

I’ve met with Ludum Dare at the page of Evoland (a game of LD24) at Shio Games. I really liked the game at that moment and in the info said something about the site, and when I got in the first time, there was 1 week ’till this LD started!

I’m living in Argentina, and I talk Spanish here, so sorry if I mistake some letters 😛

I’m 14 years old, and I currently know nothing of programming, but I’m looking forward to learn something and make some useful program/game/whatever in any language. I was interested since last year (I think) and I wanted to learn BASIC first, but as long as I get some progress I’ll be happy about it.

If anyone is can/wants to teach me something, I’ll be glad.

See ya everyone!

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5 Responses to “Hello everyone!”

  1. cuts says:

    If you want to develop for Desktop look at “Game Maker” and “Unity”. If you’re interested in learning more low level stuff I recommend going mobile (both IOS and Android will do). I would not recommend learning Basic, instead if you want to focus on programming choose between C# (windows only), Objective C (Apple only), Java (cross-platform) and C++ (cross-platform, very powerful but somewhat hard to master).

    Best of luck!

  2. Eniko says:

    I’ll also throw in that Python is very easy to learn programming with, although some disagree with that. Good luck, and keep at it!

  3. HeroesGrave says:

    Java probably offers the most usefulness for simple syntax plus it automatically allocates/deallocates memory. This is very useful and helps you get more done.

    The others I am inexperienced with, but C++ is a nightmare to learn for games
    Python I believe is a mess to get working on other people’s computers.
    C# is probably the second best choice (or possibly objective-C)

  4. warrior says:

    As has been said it depends on what you want to do really. Gamemakers ok if you’ve not programmed before but the scripting language is awful from my experience. If you just want to make some simple games its ok but if you want to learn to program at the same time its probably not the best option.

    if youre serious about learning to program a lot of people would recommend starting with C as almost all modern object-oriented languages are based off it. Having said that it could be a bit of a steep learning curve as you have to deal with things like memory management that are done for you in other languages.

    So I’d recommend you start with C#. Its easier to get to grips with than C or C++, has a superb IDE with Visual Studio which MS gives you for free and once you’ve got hold of the basics you can create some great stuff with it. I’d also recommend you take a look at MSs XNA as well which is a great framework for creating games with. It simplifies content management, rendering, sound and so forth for you whilst still giving you a lot of power. Its what my team made our ludum game with.

    Whatever your decide best of luck!

  5. Kenaron1703 says:

    Thanks to all for the great advices! I think that I’ll start to make some simple games now, just to get some experience, and then I’ll start to learn actual programming. I still don’t know, but I’m sure I’ll make something.
    Once again, thanks!

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