Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Text-Based RPG
Part 1

This is a guide about how to create a text-based RPG using C++ (an actual programming language. no rpg-maker required!). All you need to start is Windows and the free IDE Dev-C++. If you don't have Dev-C++ installed, check out this post, it explains how to install it, step-by-step.

This is a very good place to start if you want to eventually program in 3D using DirectX or OpenGL, but don't really know a whole lot about programming. I know it sounds less than glamorous to make a text-based game, but to be honest, the difference between a text-based game and a 3D game is just a whole bunch of math; most of the programming fundamentals are the