Hello every one,
I am new to the forum and new to programming and java all together. Game development has always been a childhood dream of mine. I have been jumping around languages trying to find one that will fit me best for my endeavors, and have decided to finally go with java. I I wanted to share a resource that is good for any developer. I did a brief search on the forum and didn’t really see it mentioned anywhere so I decided I would go ahead a share it.
I have found lots of good books on here covering pretty much everything you can think of.
This is my first post so ill give a little bit of introduction about myself and where I am at as a developer.
As a said earlier Game development has always been a dream of mine. I am 22 now and have been kinda directionless with my life up until the last couple years. I have decided I finally wanna go after that dream I had as a child. I was reading a book last night about living your dreams and I don’t want to be that person latter in their life regretting not doing something they always wanted to do.
When I was younger I spend most my days making maps and skins for counter strike and counter strike source. I loved nothing more then seeing my thoughts come to life and become a virtual playground for others. I wanna get back to that point.
Now here is where I am at with my programming skills. I feel as if I have the basic grasp on programming I can look at some basic code and understand what is going on with the While loops, main game loops, functions, arrays but I lack the competence to put my thoughts into actions. I feel like i am right their on the edge where everything is about to start clicking into place. If anyone experienced this point of where I am what did you do to get yourself over the edge of following tutorials to writing some of or first programs and what where they?