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GameDev + 2D Design

Hey guys, need help✌🏻 Does anyone have any suggestion how to start with game development, what software and program language should i use. So far i have some knowledge of C and i am learning Java. I would be really grateful if someone can give me advice about this or just share their story. Also suggestion of software for 2D design would be really helpful cuz i am also interested in creative part of making games ☺️ Thanks everyone in advance!

11/15/2018 10:20:41 PM

Ema

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Java Game dev resources https://www.sololearn.com/discuss/622803/?ref=app

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Huge thanks to all of you!

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I suggest you to use Unity, program language C#, but it's easy and it's not so differ from Java. You can also use OpenGL and write on C++, but it will be harder than Unity. And, finally, you can ask Google about 2d game development on Java, because I never work with it. Good luck 😊

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Java could work well -- has all the necessary support for keyboard input, graphics, etc. Should also be much easier than trying to use OpenGL or etc other libraries for graphic rendering. If you're just trying to make simple static sprites for a sprite sheet GIMP would work just as well as Photoshop. You can make each separate position of a sprite as it's own layer and have one big layer for all of them. Then you just have to standardize the layout and use some math to select the proper sprite from the sheet. Only did one very simple game, but when I did the graphics were all separate files including for every position of characters, and though it worked fine it was a bunch of files for graphics even with only 2 characters and 3-4 enemy types + the map tiles and items. The hardest part for me to understand was how to keep the map from moving too far when the player gets near an edge and can see past it. Had to check if the view would go past and just move the player without moving the map in that case. Lol