No, I don't know that much about C++ yet, but I'm learning. That's all I really know, along with some foundational Adobe CS5 skills (Illustrator, Flash, etc.).
I'd like to make a small game for now, NOT something cheesy (that runs in command prompt and has you guess a random number like I've made to date). Something with graphics and pretty colors and pictures and sound!
So where do I even begin? I have no idea where to start or what to do. Of course I Googled it and found some juicy info but I'm sure you fine people could provide better insight and personal experience.
I'm thinking something like a shooter/sniping game. No user-controller characters or anything, but maybe a mouse-controlled reticle at a fixed target at various distances, so you have to try to aim a certain height above the target to accomodate for drop. Adding wind to complicate things could come in later, but I'd like to start simple and build on it.