A beginner starts programming a game…

Hi there!

I thought I’d post my experience in creating a video game while I do it. ¬†Everything until the last post has been post-dated back to the time it was done, and I’ll be keeping this updated from now on as I go.

Here’s some of my background:

My programming experience.

1999 – 2001:
ADA – Object Oriented language similiar to JAVA
JAVA – No comment…
ASP – Scripting web language
2001 – 2003:
COBOL – Mostly mainframe programming lanuage. Not at all applicable for gaming. Not even remotely in a “good for learning” sort of way.
2004 – 2012:
Windows and UNIX scripting lanuages suited for automation and maintenance of various application server farms. Basically system administration stuff.

My education.

2010:
BS in Operations Management. Why management and not CIS you ask? Well, I was hoping to have some upward mobility in my career dontchaknow.

What this means is that I have been around the block when it comes to overall programming, but I’m a complete and utter NOOB when it comes to game development and .NET programming.

My gaming experience.

I wouldn’t be making a game if I didn’t love gaming. But since I have a day job and have limited time, I had to decide to table most gaming except for research purposes while doing this. I already made the decision that never again was I to slate off 4 – 6 hours two or three times a week to raid in World of Warcraft. I have to say that my life has improved dramatically so far because of this.

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