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Posted Aug 25, '11 at 8:54pm

understated

understated

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I want to learn the easiest programming language, but have no I idea where to start. I know basically nothing about the subject, I just want to learn the language then work my way up. I mostly just want to make games like you have on here. But I'm not a big fan of ActionScript's 700$ price tag so obviously money IS an issue here. Anyway as you can see I'm very good at typing these kinds of things so I'm just going to leave it there.

 

Posted Aug 25, '11 at 9:21pm

Darkroot

Darkroot

2,549 posts

I want to learn the easiest programming language,

Python, arguably.

but have no I idea where to start.

A book free ones at that.

I know basically nothing about the subject,

Intro books cover everything and Wikipedia and other sites you can find with Google explain things wonderfully.

I mostly just want to make games like you have on here.

You're not going to be making Flash games if you can't invest into it. Also student editions run you like $200.

The closest thing to Flash games is HTML5 games.

 

Posted Aug 25, '11 at 10:17pm

Carlytoon

Carlytoon

329 posts

You're not going to be making Flash games if you can't invest into it. Also student editions run you like $200.

But how about flashdevelop, I read that is free and you can make flash game with it, is that true?

 

Posted Aug 25, '11 at 10:51pm

ec100

ec100

1 post

But how about flashdevelop, I read that is free and you can make flash game with it, is that true?

Yeah flashdevelop is free and I actually have it installed now, but 700$ for CS5 is quite a bit too steep for me.

 

Posted Aug 25, '11 at 11:59pm

understated

understated

4 posts

Yeah like I said money IS an issue. So I think I'm going with python. (Not sure though.)

 

Posted Aug 26, '11 at 12:32am

Darkroot

Darkroot

2,549 posts

But how about flashdevelop, I read that is free and you can make flash game with it, is that true?

Yeah flashdevelop is free and I actually have it installed now, but 700$ for CS5 is quite a bit too steep for me.

Sure flashdevelop is free but there haven't been many games made in it from what I know having a good UI is pretty essential to developing a good game. It's more for highly dynamic games by people experienced with programming not newcomers.

So I think I'm going with python. (Not sure though.)

Best choice for a beginner, try Pygame if you want to get into game development with it.

 

Posted Aug 26, '11 at 12:50am

arobegamr

arobegamr

120 posts

If you're going with python, you can't post on armorgames.  I don't know of any sites that accept python games.

Flashdevelop is good, but it has no stage, which makes it more difficult for beginners to use.

 

Posted Aug 26, '11 at 2:27am

Darkroot

Darkroot

2,549 posts

If you're going with python, you can't post on armorgames.  I don't know of any sites that accept python games.

If you can't be bothered to find a job to pay for it then posting a game on AG should not be a concern. Also OP did not mention that the only reason he/she wanted to make games was to post on AG. He/She only mentioned that they wanted to make similar games.

Also Flash-develop and AS3 as a starter language and environment are a poor choice.

 

Posted Aug 27, '11 at 1:04pm

understated

understated

4 posts

Yeah I think I will go with python. Thanks guys!
Also, is there any way to boost reputation of a person or something like that?

 

Posted Aug 27, '11 at 6:09pm

Darkroot

Darkroot

2,549 posts

Yeah I think I will go with python. Thanks guys!
Also, is there any way to boost reputation of a person or something like that?

Not really, other than thanking the people.

 
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