Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions
. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum
. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
How do I get someone to make my game idea? [/Joke Title] Learning to program.
Skipping through the usual disillusionment and harsh reality sections of these threads and to the logical conclusion, how do I learn to program?
I, like every other gamer in the world have an idea kicking around in my head and fancy trying my hand at a bit of programing at a hobby level first and see where it goes.
Thing is I have no formal training and don't know where to start. In my naive way I feel like I have a good logical mind for basic coding and could hopefully do well with some good old fashioned book learnin,' but haven't really played with much previously beyond Excel macros, which I'm aware means little to nothing in this context.
So if I wanted to learn to program for iPhone (where my wonder idea lies) where do I begin? Any great books or other resources people recommend?