Good afternoon everyone, This is my first post here and I'm seeking advice on this software, I would like you to be as honest as possible, I can take criticism as long as you're not offensive. First let me fill in the details.
I am a long time gamer, I'm over 50 (yes, I'm that old) and I've been gaming since the 1970's. However I have never done any programming or game creating whatsoever and in that respect I am as "newbie" as they come.
A friend gifted me GameMaker Studio on steam for christmas, using the line "You keep telling me how great old games are, now you can make some and show me!" was a joke really and I never thought of seriously using it until this week, I figured why not give it a go? But before I try, I thought I'd join the forums and get some expert feedback from you people.
I'll be totally frank here, I don't expect to be able to use this at all, I have never done programming, heck my DVD player baffles me at times and I'm not quick to learn things. also my schooling was a disaster of epic proportions, I failed all my exams back in the late 1970's and when it comes to mathematics, anything over adding and subtraction and its over my head.
So, I'm wondering, should I really give this a go? I mean I know its going to be a disaster and I'm not likely to create anything worthwhile, so am I wasting my time? Can a schooling failure actually program software? I wouldn't have thought it possible but I'm eager to read your thoughts on the prospect.
(Thanks for reading this far, yes I tend to waffle on and on, sorry about that)