Help on game making
I have been learning c++ for the last year and have got to the point where i know the language quite well and need to move on. I was hoping to make games but dont quite know where to start. I thought maybe i will have to learn ogl or directx. Does anyone know where to go from here?
Start small, very small. Games are not for the faint of heart. If you're planning on writing a 3D shooter or MMORPG, stop. Start with pong or asteroids and learn the basics of input, display, collisions, sound, music, etc.
As you will find out at indiegamer, there are game libraries (opengl is just graphics) that can be used to insulate you from lower level graphics, though it might be good to understand how they work.
nethack - complexity and balance
curses - plot and mechanics
0verkill - collision, animation, networking
Chess - AI
Text is underrated.
Ive been looking around for some game libraries but cant find any that are effiecent and use classes. Any recommendations?