Joined Game Jolt 3 years ago
Computer got to early into my life. Dad had a K6-2 500, but he didnt let me play with it. But, the thing that might made me become a programmer was that in that time I was too headstrong. And when dad was out I started playing with the computer. Sometimes it crashed creating the challenge of fixing it. And I had to do it for two reasons:
First, if dad came in and saw his computer almost burning in the fire, not allowing him to work, he'd kill me.
Second, I wanted to play game, right? With the computer crashed I couldnt do it. And I was/am addicted by games (ANY OF THEM).
So I started learning through it. I could spend all day long without bothering myself about playing outside. Yeah, okay, alright, you can call me a nerd because of it, therefore, that's what the last sentence shows up, right?
So, when I was fourteen I started learning C. I think I was really good at it two years later. Then, I moved for C++. And here I am since then.
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Link3000 said 1 year ago
Sorry for the late reply, I didn't get an email and haven't been on recently. I started using Game Maker in 5th grade. I haven't done too much with C/C++ or Java as far as games go, but really, Game Maker is just about as good as preparation as anything else. It's irrelevant to worry about whether or not the language you're using is professional, as most of what one might do with it is preparing them for professional work later on. For that, it's fine. I've seen many great games come out of Game Maker. As a fair warning though, since Game Maker is focused towards novices, it does brush over many important concepts in computer science and game programming, so it's important to maintain your learning of more complex languages like C++ so you don't develop any predispositions about how code and programs work. That said, I thoroughly encourage you to continue using Game Maker as an outlet for your ideas. One thing you will learn is that your code often reflects much about you, so if you major in computer science or programming when you go to any higher education, you will need to relearn programming from a pragmatic and professional standpoint rather than your understanding of it from years of independent work.