Well, first off, I'm new here. So, I'd like to say hi.
I've always wanted to grow up and be able to do cool things with the computer, and one of them is games.I may be new...but im willing to try a lot of new things, and i won't give up on this.
I know that I'm going to learn C++, and i've started my book "learning C++ in 21 days" by Jesse Liberty and i like it so far. Later, i hope to move on to another primer, and go from there. But, I've just been wondering if any of you guys could give me some info, or some reccomendations that they have.
I'd like some of your recommendations on the following:
-a good C++ book that i could read next
-what should i learn after C++? DirectX, using an animation program? or learning about game engines?
-Is there some good sites that you've been to, that could help me along me way of programming?
-anything extra that you'd like to tell a beginner who doesn't really know what a game engine/animator/and other tools are?
-any other books that would let me learn pure game programming?
I hope I don't overwelm any of you guys, but I'd be grateful if you could help me out, by recommending some sites that you found useful, and other things. I'm only 13, so i have plenty of time to learn things, although i feel a little bit "behind" a lot of people, since i've seen some of these games that you guys have made.
So, if you have any recommendations for me, feel free to post them. Thank you