Unfortunately I started programming at age 12(?) but at that time I did not even own a PC, except a broken down Computer that would not work with any programming software, except Game Maker, oh the irony. Anyways, I used Game Maker to create some games that were very entertaining -- alas the data was deleted and I moved on. I brought a book about C++ and read it; at that age I didn't understand it but now that I'm older I understand it fluently. At age 14 or so I had a Computer that was able to run programming software and thus began my journey. I started with C# on Visual C#, God that was a piece of trash for me. The main problem was that I didn't understand most of programs, like functions, scopes, ect. I used Lua and C# to create text games and the first game I've ever created with user input, consisting of 1046 lines I was so immensely happy. I found something that I enjoyed, and I loved how the Computer did exactly how I told it running everything so perfectly. Well, living in my small village two other students, who are my friends, and I were taught how to program by the Tech Administrator at our School; and now I understand concepts of methods, functions, voids, optimization etcetera. During this we programmed with both Perl and Python; which is a lot better then using languages like GML. During this time I learned Game Maker Language, taking me about two days to learn most of it. Now I'm working on a game in Game Maker; a very huge game. I intend it to be amazing, especially if I want to grow up to be a great programmer. I'm in closed Alpha stages, but if you want to take a sneak peek at it feel free to shoot me a message. (I'm also looking for a graphics artist if anyone's interested
) After I'm finished with this game, which I've been working on for about 3 months (But because of summer it will be much quicker), I intend to go back to Visual C# and work on some stuff there.
The future I really want and is the only thing that matters to me in life currently is to create revolutionary video games. Not the crap we have today like Modern Warfare, but games like Ultima IV that completely shook how we know games today. Maybe I'm addicted to the idea... I'm sick of games that rip you off of your cash, games were I'm surprised a human took their time to create. With companies like Electronic Arts, Micro$oft, and countless other Publishers wrecking the gaming business for their personal benefits, I hope to create games intended for their sole purpose: entertainment.
I'm 16 years of age, I'm an AB student (occasional C's), I dedicate most of my free time to learning about Computers and Programming but I still do things other people do like hang out with friends, play sports, ect., but regardless I know computers are my future. I hope to grow up to create games in hopefully a small team of people who have the same goals in mind.
Edited by hercludes, 09 June 2012 - 03:50 AM.