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Old 06-21-2012, 01:40 PM   #1
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I'am 13 going into 8th grade and what to get into making games, but have no idea were to start. I'am I to young to start if not were do I start.
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:07 PM   #2
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Study whatever you want to study.
Get good grades.
Plan to go to college and get a degree in any subject you like.
Read these:
http://www.skillset.org/games/careers/profiles/
http://archives.igda.org/breakingin/career_paths.htm
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson7.htm
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson34.htm
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/m70.htm
http://gamecareerguide.com/getting_started/
http://www.gamefromscratch.com/post/...developer.aspx
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:40 PM   #3
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Hi cooljax11,

You are never too young to get started! Here is some additional information for ya:

www.ineedtomakegames.com

Best,

Destin
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:22 AM   #4
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If you are an artist, you probably already know that. If you like computers, try to find a programming book "for teens". If you like to write, keep writing.

Just for the love of god pick a skill that you ENJOY and keep doing that. Continue asking for help and for feedback on your work here or elsewhere.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:15 PM   #5
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Hi mate,you can do everything you want if you know how to do it.Googling for tutorials can also help or you can start learning some programming languages and game engines.
Feel free to pm me
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:15 PM   #6
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Two ways:
1) Find people already working on a game and ask how you can help. Learn how to do whatever they tell you they need.

2)Make a simple one from scratch by yourself. Playtest it with everyone you know. Make the easy fixes. Then take what you learned and make a better game, but stay simple. Build yourself a reputation among those who know you as the gal/guy who makes games.

Then recruit people to team up with you. If they don't know how to do anything, teach them. Ideally recruit them for the tasks you don't enjoy as much. Learn how to keep them motivated.

Here are some tools that make it easy to make games from scratch:
I started with RPGMaker XP. It's UI is extremely intuitive and it's especially great for JRPGs.

GameMaker is also a good tool for quickly making games. Not as intuitive as RPGMaker, but more flexible and still extremely easy to use.

In terms of programming, it's pretty easy to make 2d games in Flixel. Unity or Blender are good for 3d games--though these are slightly more complicated to make than 2d games.
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