Possible to make my own video game?

Hello everyone!

First of all I have to say that:
- I am almost 30.
- Working in factory full-time.
- Never made games nor programmed, (I am good at computers though).
- Loving gaming and have ton of ideas for my own game.

I would love to create something on my own but I am not sure how? I saw some tutorials on internet for cmd-based rpg games. But that's not what I want. I'd like to make simple 2D or 3D games.

Any clue how it's done, where to start, and which coding language? I know theres plenty of advice and tutorials on internet but damn I dont know why but I searched a lot and only find outdated tutorials that recommend deprecated "frameworks" or something

Much thanks!

Welcome!

Unity has the most tutorials and free stuff of any of them.

GameMaker Studio is another quite popular one.

Both of those are current and have tooooooons of stuff for new folks.

Godot is a great place to start as well. Here's a good series of youtube tutorials on making your own games using it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wETY...

I would just find a good product, and find some youtube videos.

If I were just jumping in. I'd probably opt for learning Unity. As there are a ton of videos and tons of assets available.

Try Gamemaker Studio for 2D

And then if you want to make the jump to 3D, try Unity but be warned, it is a lot easier to teach yourself to make pixel art than it is to teach yourself 3D modeling.
Unity also has what seems to be a great and cheap add on (GameCreator for $65) that will make a lot of basic game functionality plug in play. (I've bought it but haven't actually had a chance to use it)
Coding in Unity isn't too terribly difficult but that add on will potentially save a lot of coding time and is easier to wrap your head around. GameCreator page

Also I want to reiterate that time from idea to realization is an order of magnitude less when prototyping in 2D.

You can also take a look through this thread: https://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/...

If you want a shallower end of the pool to jump into, Microsoft's Kodu Game Lab is free and aimed at kids, so is an easy on-ramp.

Ubisoft just put out a free Rabbids Coding thing too, similarly aimed at kids, get it on uplay.

garion333 wrote:

Welcome!

Unity has the most tutorials and free stuff of any of them.

GameMaker Studio is another quite popular one.

Both of those are current and have tooooooons of stuff for new folks.

Game maker cant really do good 3D games at least not without much more effort than in other engines

astralplaydoh wrote:

Godot is a great place to start as well. Here's a good series of youtube tutorials on making your own games using it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wETY...

I would just find a good product, and find some youtube videos.

Good part about Godot is that its completely free but I wouldn't recommend it to beginners. This engine isnt even 10% as popular as unity is therefore if you encounter an issue, and google it, most likely you will find no solution.

astralplaydoh wrote:

If I were just jumping in. I'd probably opt for learning Unity. As there are a ton of videos and tons of assets available.

True! Though I am kind of annoyed at Unity GUI (coming from unreal, which looks very professional), inconsistent API and other reasons. But its really good engine, if not best. You said you want to make 3D RPG, then here's (link) detailed tutorial at the bottom with screens.

This is tutorial for 2D game in unity (link). Not RPG but good too.

Good luck.

BTW gamedev takes really a lot of time.. If you want to speed up, then I suggest you to learn some very simple styles for asset creation like low poly.. Or get assets from internet for free, and write code yourself.