Thrive Game Development

Development of the evolution game Thrive.
 
HomeHome  PortalPortal  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Welcome new and returning members!
If you're new, read around a bit before you post: the odds are we've already covered your suggestion.
If you want to join the development team, sign up and tell us why.
ADMIN is pleased to note that this marquee has finally been updated.
ADMIN reminds you that the Devblog is REQUIRED reading.
Currently: The Microbe Stage GUI is under heavy development
Log in
Username:
Password:
Log in automatically: 
:: I forgot my password
Quick Links
Website
/r/thrive
GitHub
FAQs
Wiki
New Posts
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Statistics
We have 1675 registered users
The newest registered user is dejo123

Our users have posted a total of 30851 messages in 1411 subjects
Who is online?
In total there are 2 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 2 Guests

None

Most users ever online was 443 on Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:41 pm
Latest topics
» THIS FORUM IS NOW OBSOLETE
by NickTheNick Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:26 pm

» To all the people who come here looking for thrive.
by NickTheNick Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:22 pm

» Build Error Code::Blocks / CMake
by crovea Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:28 pm

» Hello! I can translate in japanese
by tjwhale Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:23 pm

» On Leave (Offline thread)
by NickTheNick Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:20 am

» Devblog #14: A Brave New Forum
by NickTheNick Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:49 am

» Application for Programmer
by crovea Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:14 am

» Re-Reapplication
by The Creator Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:57 pm

» Application (programming)
by crovea Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:00 am

» Achieving Sapience
by MitochondriaBox Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:03 pm

» Microbe Stage GDD
by tjwhale Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:44 pm

» Application for Programmer/ Theorist
by tjwhale Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:56 am

» Application for a 3D Modeler.
by Kaiju4u Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:16 am

» Translator to Serbian here
by Simeartherist Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:36 am

» Presentation
by Othithu Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:38 am

» Application of Sorts
by crovea Sun May 31, 2015 5:06 pm

» want to contribute
by Renzope Sun May 31, 2015 12:58 pm

» Music List Thread (Post New Themes Here)
by Oliveriver Thu May 28, 2015 1:06 pm

» Application: English-Spanish translator
by Renzope Tue May 26, 2015 1:53 pm

» Want to be promoter or project manager
by TheBudderBros Sun May 24, 2015 9:00 pm


Share | 
 

 So I'm interested in entering the world of video game development.....

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Gelatart
Newcomer


Posts : 5
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2013-02-09

PostSubject: So I'm interested in entering the world of video game development.....   Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:15 pm

Hello, I am Gelatart. I will be honest and say the skills I can offer are very limited. However, I am intensely interested in video games. Ever since I was 6 (I am 18) I've spent countless hours with games, researching games, discussing games, and conceptualizing games. I may not have a large portfolio, but I am incredibly interested, and have created a few extremely simple games. I have very basic knowledge in Ruby and Java, and I briefly tried working with Flash. I of course plan to expand my skills, knowledge, and experience, but I ask to help you out in any way I can. I believe that by involving myself in a project with others, I can begin to learn more effectively about video game development than I could by myself, due to the increased accountability, and the experience, knowledge, skills, and advice of other participants. If that means all I do is test, that's fine. I just want to find some way to start learning what it takes and the process games go through, and your project looked very interesting.

TL: DR - I checked out your project because it looked interesting and I want to enter the world of video game development. I may not be able to do much, but I am interested and motivated. I will help you out if I can and hope to learn much if you let me get involved. Thank you.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
NickTheNick
Overall Team Co-Lead


Posts : 2312
Reputation : 175
Join date : 2012-07-22
Age : 20
Location : Canada

PostSubject: Re: So I'm interested in entering the world of video game development.....   Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:49 am

Welcome aboard Gelatart!

It's great to see you are so devoted, that really goes a long way on such a project. Learning programming, modelling, animation, science (currently Biology and Chemistry are needed), mathematics, or general helping out with coordination will all help out a lot (However, programming is at the moment the biggest demand). Of course you wouldn't need to learn all of those, but learning a few will be great for our project and yourself.

_________________
Look at how far we've come when people thought we'd get nowhere. Imagine how far we can go if we try to get somewhere.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Gelatart
Newcomer


Posts : 5
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2013-02-09

PostSubject: Re: So I'm interested in entering the world of video game development.....   Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:03 pm

I did take a course in both Biology and Chemistry, but I am in High School and have forgotten some of it. I think my best option would be learning programming. What language are you working with? What are some resources I can use to start learning how to program in that language? Please let me know.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Daniferrito
Experienced


Posts : 726
Reputation : 70
Join date : 2012-10-10
Age : 22
Location : Spain

PostSubject: Re: So I'm interested in entering the world of video game development.....   Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:40 pm

We are using c++.

It is really similar to Java, so you shouldn't have too much of a problem adapting your knowledge from java.

I dont know of any good place to go to start learning it, but for me googling whatever i need usually works.

If you want to see at the currento code, you can go to the GitHub repo. You can find tutorials on how to get the environement for compiling, all the dependencies and performing the actual compiling here. Please note that setting up the environement is written twice, look at both and choose one of them (I recomend you the second one, the one written by me, as it requires less compiling and is specifically written for this project).
Back to top Go down
View user profile
NickTheNick
Overall Team Co-Lead


Posts : 2312
Reputation : 175
Join date : 2012-07-22
Age : 20
Location : Canada

PostSubject: Re: So I'm interested in entering the world of video game development.....   Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:42 pm

This is the one I use.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tyVhn0FWWB4

_________________
Look at how far we've come when people thought we'd get nowhere. Imagine how far we can go if we try to get somewhere.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Daniferrito
Experienced


Posts : 726
Reputation : 70
Join date : 2012-10-10
Age : 22
Location : Spain

PostSubject: Re: So I'm interested in entering the world of video game development.....   Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:56 pm

I bet you are comenting from a mobile phone. Here it is the link for normal youtube format:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyVhn0FWWB4
Back to top Go down
View user profile
NickTheNick
Overall Team Co-Lead


Posts : 2312
Reputation : 175
Join date : 2012-07-22
Age : 20
Location : Canada

PostSubject: Re: So I'm interested in entering the world of video game development.....   Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:29 pm

Oh, yup, thanks. I was wondering where the "m" came from.

_________________
Look at how far we've come when people thought we'd get nowhere. Imagine how far we can go if we try to get somewhere.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Gelatart
Newcomer


Posts : 5
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2013-02-09

PostSubject: Re: So I'm interested in entering the world of video game development.....   Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:13 pm

Thanks, guys. I'll check those out.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Gelatart
Newcomer


Posts : 5
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2013-02-09

PostSubject: Re: So I'm interested in entering the world of video game development.....   Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:27 pm

What platform are you guys working with? (Windows, Mac, Linux, ....)
Back to top Go down
View user profile
NickTheNick
Overall Team Co-Lead


Posts : 2312
Reputation : 175
Join date : 2012-07-22
Age : 20
Location : Canada

PostSubject: Re: So I'm interested in entering the world of video game development.....   Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:36 pm

Windows and Linux.

Don't double post. Instead use the edit option to change your previous posts.

_________________
Look at how far we've come when people thought we'd get nowhere. Imagine how far we can go if we try to get somewhere.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Daniferrito
Experienced


Posts : 726
Reputation : 70
Join date : 2012-10-10
Age : 22
Location : Spain

PostSubject: Re: So I'm interested in entering the world of video game development.....   Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:44 pm

For now, only windows, but porting to linux should be easy (just setting up the environement, which is even easier than on windows and recompiling). Mac will be harder, but we will hopefully suport it later.

And please, dont multipost. Just edit your previous post.

Oops, Nick answered before me. Just to clarify, Mac suport is intended on the future, but is not a priority at all.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
roadkillguy
Experienced


Posts : 528
Reputation : 17
Join date : 2010-08-25
Age : 23
Location : Rhode Island

PostSubject: Re: So I'm interested in entering the world of video game development.....   Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:18 pm

Daniferrito wrote:
We are using c++.

It is really similar to Java

Normally I skim over things like this, but I disagree. I seriously, seriously, disagree.

If anything, java is similar to c/c++ in that it has c syntax. Managed memory changes just about everything.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Daniferrito
Experienced


Posts : 726
Reputation : 70
Join date : 2012-10-10
Age : 22
Location : Spain

PostSubject: Re: So I'm interested in entering the world of video game development.....   Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:44 am

Ok, sorry. I was meaning about syntax. Internally there are many differencies. Like that or the fact that it is compiled, then interpreted on a virtual machine.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Gelatart
Newcomer


Posts : 5
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2013-02-09

PostSubject: Re: So I'm interested in entering the world of video game development.....   Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:00 pm

What IDE do you guys use?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Daniferrito
Experienced


Posts : 726
Reputation : 70
Join date : 2012-10-10
Age : 22
Location : Spain

PostSubject: Re: So I'm interested in entering the world of video game development.....   Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:45 pm

Any will do, but for now NetBeans is the only one that we have a guide on how to set it up. Eclipse would work as well, but i can't make it build it, and i have to build it from a comand line console. And acording to Seregon, Microsoft Visual C++ will probably not work. Or you can use a plain text editor, instead of an IDE.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: So I'm interested in entering the world of video game development.....   Today at 6:26 am

Back to top Go down
 
So I'm interested in entering the world of video game development.....
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Thrive Game Development :: Development :: Get Involved-
Jump to: