What should the first game that I make be? >:-o

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    Red face What should the first game that I make be? >:-o

    I've learnt quite a lot of the basics of C++, and now I would like to give myself a project to do rather than making useless bits of code testing the stuff that I've learnt. (Well, I made a program to do me homework for me but I didn't see that as much of a project. ) I've noticed that a lot of beginners are making text-based RPGs. Should I make one? RPGs are me favourite type of game and this should be a start. :P What do you think I should start off with? Thanks.


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    Text RPGs are the simplest game to make, and being a beginner that's a plus. So if you also enjoy them, just do that.

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    Ok. But how would I go around making a text-based RPG?
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    Do a search on the forums. There's been tonnes of people posting code for them recently.

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    Yeah, look at the forums, check www.gametutorials.com, and make sure you know what your game will be about. I don't think all text rpgs are easy, especially if you include lots of detail, but they are considered easier because no graphic-detail is involved.
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    Thanks. In a week or so I'll make this because I'll have a book on C++ for easy reference by then. I've decided I'll try and get a bit more familiar with all the different parts of C++ because I'm worried this RPG won't turn out right, and that'll spoil my self-asteem and make me lose my enthusiasm with programming.
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    Just give it a try with something small in the beginning.. No hard project to begin with. That'll just end up bad Unless your some hell of a "fighter"
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