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    Default [Another] New to Programming

    I will try to keep this quick and to the point-ish...

    I've been fascinated (but very busy, until now) with the process of making games, being an avid gamer myself. Recently I have been looking into different paths to start this process and I have found they vary quite severely. Now, I can start with something huge, and gain a lot of knowledge, be able to do a lot of stuff with by learning something like C++. Or I could start off easy and learn the Game Maker Language in Game Maker 8, and be able to start crafting right away. What I would really like (I'm willing to wait being able to actually structure the game for a little while ) is to be able to make (as a first game) like those found of Newgrounds. To my understanding, those are Flash games? Thus, should I instead learn Action Script / Flash?

    I appreciate any guidance.

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    Default I would reccomend C++

    It is quite a sophisticated proggramig language and you will be able to do more than flash in some elements.
    Although flash is easier it isn't neccessarily better

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    Default I agree.

    I agree with mrkfc about recommending C++. While it may not be the easiest to learn (especially when you are used to something else or completely new) it DOES open up new gateways. Many of the top games use C++ (or so i heard) and once you get to understand the basics I'm sure it will start to become as easy as breathing. Or maybe not.

    That being said I myself am learning C++ (I'm using www.cprogramming.com and CodeBlocks) so if you need help just ask.

    In regards to your BIG project (which it is for a first timer and damn near guarenteed to fail... no offense) I suggest you start smaller. Test the waters so to speak. See if you like it first. What I hear is that many people quit since they take a big project on when they are first beginning and am overwhelmed. Just a helpful piece of advice.
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    Heh... Anyway Ploofafa if you ever need help just look me up...
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