Is it worth learning a language if I only want to do game development?

Discussion in 'Indie Basics' started by LostTrigger, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. LostTrigger

    LostTrigger New Member

    Dec 25, 2015
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    i want to become a game developer and I thought it would be nice for me to learn a language. I took a class in college about html/css so im familiar a bit with writing code. I took a few classes on codecademy for python and I dont exactly know what im learning or if it is relevant for game design(the beginning lessons). Im not even sure if it will transfer over. I dont plan on using what ever language im using with anything not related to game design

    Am I wasting my time learning how to say code with python or java? I was thinking of just jumping into a engine but I want to be able to write the code for my own game(not a engine just my own scripts).
  2. GaiaDreamCreation

    Indie Author

    Jun 8, 2008
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    Yes, it's worth learning a language. Learn what you need. For example, I didn't know much a bout C# before I started programming with Unity. I decided to learn C# as I was learning Unity. Learn what you need. There are plenty of resources on the Internet.
  3. kurdle

    kurdle New Member

    Jan 4, 2016
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    You definitely should learn a language. You might not use it anywhere outside of game development, but the more you know about a language, the easier the coding will be.
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  4. Sim

    Sim New Member

    Oct 21, 2007
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    ^^ What those guys said.

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