Aspiring Game Creator - I Need Help

Discussion in 'Indie Basics' started by Adam Coe, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. Adam Coe

    Adam Coe New Member

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    So, I want to get started making a game. Not really any real strong idea outside of a top-down perspective complete 3 level game to get my feet wet. I was hoping someone on here could assist me by either directing me or telling me advice on how to script in unity. I know that is a lot to ask, but anything for a beginner is considered help. Also, if you know of any other programs that you would recommend, please let me know, I'd gladly check it out! Much appreciated!
     
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    Welcome to the best forum for indie game developers world-wide, ever.

    So what experience is most important to you? I understand that you want to get started, what is the most important aspect you want to learn? Coding, implementing ideas, understanding gameplay as a player, understanding gameplay as a developer, etc, etc, etc...? Also I wouldn't recommend Unity at all, especially not for a top down thing. And I wouldn't start with scripting if you aren't already very experienced in it. Just my opinion, though.
     
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    Hello Adam,
    I can only share ideas, I hope it helps at least a bit.
    So I don't know Unity that much, I've tried it but I didn't like it that much (sure it has its pros but cons as well). If you wanna stick to Unity, then, as Sideroxylon stated, you have to learn C#, as Unity uses that language. If you are a complete beginner at programming, I'd recommend using uscript (you have to buy it, but it may be worth it, especially if you're a beginner).
    Though what I really recommend is taking a look at Unreal Engine. It's also free to use, so no fees for using the program; has lots of tutorials on youtube and elsewhere, so it's easy to get started. It uses C++, but it also has the built-in Blueprint system, which is a visual representation for coding. As a beginner, you will find it very (or extremely, in my case) useful. You'll learn how the whole coding logic works, you can easily create your own gameplay logic. Also, Unreal 4 has a top-down game template, so you don't have to create the basic stuff from scratch.
     
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