New Kid on the Block
Hey everybody, howz it going.
I'm new to the forum, and new to programming. But I am very dedicated, and learn pretty fast, so hopefully I will be working with game designers in a year or two.
My question is whether C++ is a good place to start for game programming. I want to be well rounded, and not just concentrate on games, but I eventually want to be 80% game programmer.
I know a little Visual Basic already, but I do not believe it is a good place to be for game programming. From the research I have done thus far, C++ is a great place to start.
I just want a couple of opinions from you guys.
BTW thanks for the tutorial section on C++, it's helping me out alot!
Well, it's arguable. Most games these days are written in C++, so if you are keen to get into full-time game dev work then it's a good idea to learn C++. Some people think that it's easier to learn C first, then go to C++... i can't see a problem whichever way you do it.
But definitely learn C++ at some stage, or you'll sell yourself short.
thanks for the input! i'm beginning to realize that all programming languages are related, in key areas at least.
learning old qbasic 7 years ago still helps me today, since it gave me an understanding of how all programming languages basically work.