Best Design Program for an Absolute Beginner

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  1. William Hilary

    William Hilary New Member

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    Hey all. I'm interested in getting into game design. I did some research, and found a bunch of recommendations for free programs; Game Maker, Godot, Construct2 etc.. They all seem good, and I have no idea where to start.

    I know that at first it doesn't really matter--I should just be focusing on getting a simple prototype running, and not succumbing to unrealistic expectations or ambitions. But I'd prefer to use software I can continue with once I've learned the basics. I don't really want to "graduate" to a whole new system. So, I guess I'm asking if there's one I can both begin with and continue to use as my ambitions develop.

    Some thoughts:

    1. I like story-driven games, but with definitive gamic elements.
    2. Not a big fan of point-and-clicks, although I love walking simulators
    3. I like RPGs
    4. I'd like to learn to code eventually.
    5. I'd like to learn 3D games eventually.

    Any feedback would be appreciated. There are so many options!
     

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