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I'm the new guy who comes out of nowhere and tries to do somewhat big things. Well, actually, I'm not so new to Dink. I've even looked at the Dink Network a lot in the past years. But I was always a lurker! But any Starcraft player knows not to underestimate them...

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2014-04-28 07:36:39
For me, I believe my game developing started out with RPG Maker (when I was quite young!) and quickly turned to Game Maker and Dink Smallwood. From there I started checking out some languages such as the various C iterations and Python. I didn't get particularly good at the aforementioned languages before I decided to just stick with Game Maker. And that's what I've been using since then (other than my occasional dive back into DinkC).

The problem with an interest in game development isn't learning a language, it's getting the assets to build an actual game. Sure, you can pick up some amateur graphics here and there on the web, but it will either be illegal to use them or not suit your particular project.

The programming itself is also a huge asset. For example programming a big game project such as an RPG or a game like Civilization can be a massive amount of work, not even including any graphics or other assets. This is true even when you start from a base engine. This is why the top programmers in big companies get paid a lot. Whether or not the programming is really hard for a particular project mostly depends on what kind of project it is. Programming intelligent real-time AI can be very hard for some types of games for example...

TheNewGuy has released 2 files

Dink Script Improvement PackD-Mod, Development, Miscellaneous, Add-OnExceptional 9.0February 25th, 2013
Dink Exploding Missiles SuperfixDevelopment, MiscellaneousN/AJanuary 12th, 2013

TheNewGuy has written 9 reviews

A Fun Little Mod AtonementNormalGood 7.0September 16th, 2015
Egorapture Dink and the ChinsNormalFair 6.6September 16th, 2015
Could be funny if there was more to it Pokemon: Bible VersionNormalHorrible 1.6September 16th, 2015
Would Enjoy a Full Game of This Turn-Based FightNormalFair 6.0September 16th, 2015
Super short, but that does not mean it is bad Happy Sunshine LandNormalFair 6.0August 17th, 2013
Amateur, but still fun Legend of the Ancients: The CaptureNormalGood 7.1August 17th, 2013
This Skeleton is a Mixed Bag Skeleton SFeaturedGood 7.0February 18th, 2013
A Great and Varied Collection of Midis Christiaan's Ultimate MIDI OeuvreFeaturedExceptional 9.4February 15th, 2013
Skull really put his heart into this DMOD Historical Hero II: ArmageddonFeaturedGood 8.9February 7th, 2013