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benxie0

Want to get started in game making

could you use monodevelop for console/gui applications as well?

You can but I prefer Visual Studio when possible. It's up to you though :)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, I'm 14 years old and I want to get into the whole game development/programming scene, and I have a couple of questions.

 

1. What should I use? Unity? UDK? I would prefer for it to be free.

2. What language should I learn? Any prerequisites for the stuff mentioned above?

3. Is it worth learning?

 

 

Thanks,

Ben

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I would become fluent in C# and start messing around in Unity to start of :)


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I would become fluent in C# and start messing around in Unity to start of :)

Thanks, any IDEs to recommend? Also, anywhere I could learn C#?

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Thanks, any IDEs to recommend? Also, anywhere I could learn C#?

The only IDE I've ever used for C# is Visual Studio 2013 Express and I learned pretty much all I know about C# from Barnacules Nerdgasm's Codegasm series and by heavily using the MSDN.


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Thanks, any IDEs to recommend? Also, anywhere I could learn C#?

unity comes with monodevelop. you can use visual studio but generally i just use monodevelop since its included and modified to just work with their projects.

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With Unity it is very easy to get something working pretty quick. Unity also now comes with WebGL support (I think this is in a preview), but that means you can run games natively in your browser without flash, java etc. Unity has a big community behind so I think it is a really great place to start.

 

You might also want to consider MonoGame (XNA) as well, which uses the same IDE as Unity does. However, you will find yourself to write a lot more code to get some results. Yet again very big community behind the project.

 

Then there is also the Ureal Development Kit, I haven't tried this, but it seems quite popular, might be worth to try out.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

unity comes with monodevelop. you can use visual studio but generally i just use monodevelop since its included and modified to just work with their projects.

could you use monodevelop for console/gui applications as well?

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could you use monodevelop for console/gui applications as well?

You can but I prefer Visual Studio when possible. It's up to you though :)


My Current Build: 

Intel i5 3570K @ 4.4GHz 1.11V, Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, Asrock Z77 Extreme4, Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz, Samsung 840 EVO 250GB, Asus GTX 760 DCII Overclocked, Corsair CX600M

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