How Do I Start Programming Video Games?

Talk about slapping me with a million dollar question. Oh yeah, that’s me sitting in a Lamborghini playing my first ever game – DRIFT 84.

Let’s start at the beginning. I am going to assume that you have zero prior programming knowledge and that you’re jumping into the unknown with the goal of finding a new passion for video game development.

I’ll be honest, it’s 23:30 in the UK and I have had a few glasses of Japanese import Sake, Bjork is on in the background. This doesn’t bode well for my skills as a teacher, however I believe it will help me cut the crap and get straight to the point.

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My Story: Learning To Program Games Overnight

I immediately know what you’re thinking. No way did you teach yourself to write video games in one night Thomas, I don’t believe that for one minute.

In order for you to have done that you:

  1. Must of had prior programming knowledge
  2. Must of been taught by a programmer at NaughtyDog (They made Crash Bandicoot)
  3. Must be a genius and got straight A’s at school

The answer to all of the above is of course, no.

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