Yo! I went into the coding world for videogames but I realised I'm still quite confused. I know there are programs (ie Rpgmaker) and engines (ie Unreal) but. Just how does it work? I suppose lots of big name in the industy don't create everything from scratch. What's the most used language? And just for curiosity how long is an actual game code?
If I were to create one what tools should I use for starter?
And last, how much difference is there in videogames as phone apps? (like say KH X)
I have been making a shopping list app for only a few days and it already has 150 lines of code lol. And it barely does what I intend it to do when I release it.
(By the way, I'm making it in Java on NetBeans).
That's alot of questions..
C++ is used by most "Pros" and most major engines.
C# is used by Unity and my recommendation if android games is your goal.
Java, Python, and all the other languages can also make games. If you are new to programming, start with python to learn the basics. once you have a good grasp, then I would decide between the more game specific languages.
How much code is in a game, well ALOT.. In the last few weeks I have made an android game. It is a very simple game as I am learning Unity. It has 8 different c# scripts the main one that runs most things is quite large. hundreds of lines
unreal engine / unity engine;
these software has inbuilt graphics , physcisc , colliders , audio library , multiplayer libraries and much more.
thats why most of the game companies use these software.
unity , unreal has spent many years to build a perfect game engine.
how can you build them:
you have to be good at phy , maths .
@Biraj Patel: That, I can do! thanks!
@Kyle Broflovski: Thank you for your answer! That's a good overview, it helped and I'll keep it in mind.
and wow! I mean it makes sense but sure seems a lot of work. Now I know what I'm in for ahah. Good luck with your game!
@Kyle Broflovski I think it'll probably be just like that! I bet it'll be so satisfing to play the finished game. Again, good luck with yours, I'm sure it'll be great!
@MR Programmer Thank you for answering!! You helped clearing up more things.
I'll definetly learn more about both engines! They seems like the full package ahah
And oh I didn't expect physics to come up here! But it makes sense. Cool thing I'm probably going to do a Physics course at university!