September 12th, 2012, 02:11 PM
Just an idea
I'm an 18 year old guy, and though I've only joined today, I was wondering if you guys could help me with something, since you've been very capable of doing so the time I've lurked.
I was watching a gameplay vid of DayZ today, and an idea hit me: What if I could create a game like it, but without the flaws. And there are a lot of them. I do not program any language yet, and therein lies my first question:
If I were to create an FPS PvP and PvE MMORPG, what language should I learn?
I realise that it is a major task, and yes, I've read the sticky (multiple times).
I know I wouldn't be able to do it alone, but I'm not at the point where I'll start a group already.
Do you know of any games that I could play while learning and creating that fits the theme of PvE (maybe even PvP) zombie MMORPG?
Lastly: I'm only sketching it, but it will be a survival that lets you keep your character. Die: create a new one.
I don't know if there should be a level system, and I'm not comfortable with making a need-system so soon (like food, water etc.).
Bottom line is:
Do you have any ideas for the game?
Not technical ones, but basically design, systems etc. that i could consider while working my way up to being able to create this game.
Thanks for your time. Got issues, questions or something else, just leave a post.
October 2nd, 2012, 12:45 PM
Before you build alone a better version of a game that took years to build, several hundreds of profesonals, and couple million dollers, I suggest you start off small.
It took me a whole year to create a simple 3D game of air hockey, without counting the years of learning before that.
Take a simple language, say Visual Basic, and start with the basics and work your way up.
October 2nd, 2012, 04:03 PM
the programming languages this would be possible in are python C# C++ java essembly and whatever other language I can't think of right now
October 3rd, 2012, 03:33 AM
Thanks guys. All your input will be put to use