Hey guys, long time no see. I made a friend here a long time ago with this guy living in Cambodia. We became great friends and started making a game together. I don’t know how to do anything though really, just kinda okay at making 2D bone animations. I was just the guy with the money and the idea to make a fun and addicting smartphone game, and he knew programming like the back of his hand.
Well **** went bad to worse real bad this whole year, barely having any money at all each week. I’ve finally had it with constantly being dead broke, and have decided to throw almost all my **** away and just live in my car with my laptop and my guitar, using starbucks for my internet and main hangout spot, and the local 24HR fitness as my place of exercise and showers, and unfortunately Denny’s and fast food for eating. I still have a job of course, just living in my car to save money until I can afford a better car that won’t break down soon, hopefully qualify to be Uber/Lyft certified so I can make money faster, and eventually lease a home.
Well, while I’m hanging out at Starbucks, I’ve decided that instead of practicing guitar and not making it in the music world, I’d like to teach myself how to fully use the unreal engine to finally make my own smartphone game. Maybe eventually reconnect with my programmer once I’m able to pay him again and get a more concrete planning for finishing the game we started together.
So yea long story short, here I am living in my car, and I want to not live in my car ASAP. I want to develop something that can make me a tiny bit of money, and just keep developing and improving that thing, or making a variety of other games. My creativity knows no bounds but **** do I have no idea how to program or use the unrealengine.
There are so many resources, so many hours of PDFs and youtube tutorials, I don’t know which ones are the most efficient ones to use to learn this stuff as fast as possible.
Can someone please post a list of stuff that would help me the fastest in start to finish in developing my 2D smartphone games?
Simple 3D ones too. But yea my main focus is 2D ones. 2D action platformers, musical games, math solving games, 2D physics games.
I’d like for a collection of stuff that can thoroughly and efficiently take me through the process of creating a game from start to finish. I will spend all my free time outside of work and light exercise in this Starbucks to work on my app.
I got Adobe illustrator and photoshop for making the graphics. I can kinda get my way around that, but my main focus is learning how to use the Unreal engine’s C++ and blueprinting to put all that **** together.
As far as testing/developing goes, I have an iPhone 5s, and an MSI laptop with an i7 4700mq and a GTX 770, and whatever C++ compiling software I need I already have it.