How to start in app development?
June 6, 2011 3:59 AM Subscribe
I want to get into game development for android. Where do I hang out online, who do I talk to, what do I need to know, and what do I read?
posted by Cogentesque to technology (7 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
So I have, eversince the original iPhones were just about out - always wanted to make a game for this kind of smartphone platform. I really enjoy computer games, paper games, roleplaying games and have been involved in the creation of a few d&d style systems (only local fun stuff, nothing too fancy yet).
I have always been into, and loved games and really enjoyed all aspects of them. So the appstore hits, the android store now follows suit, steam is doing a good job of bringing indy(ish) games to the masses.
The dream: to "Make a computer game" yet I've never actually done it. I have gone as far as to make rules and cards for a paper version of a rpg / browser text-based mmo style game based on the "Caveman and Dinosaurs" setting. Having been a super avid dungeon master most my life, I really think that it would be an awesomely fun little game to play, if it came together.
By day I am a web designer and marketing kind of guy and so I do have knowledge of css, html, a bit of jquery and super rudimentary (as in, not really) java knowledge. I want this game to come out and be built and I have no idea how. For me personally, it would be firstly: a nice game to play, a fun way to spend time, and I would really enjoy helping out the hopeful game-players. And why the hell not - if it goes well - make a little money to buy a round of drinks with.
I assume that first of all I will need to learn how to program. Program what and how is what I need to know. Where do I need to hangout online with other similar guys, perhaps looking for coders / artists, and do I need to do generally, and what do I need to read to reach my goal.
Thank you so much for any response you guys, it has always a big dream of mine and any help or good-luck wishes will be very warmly recieved.