Hello everyone. My name is LaJaveyon Saunders, an eighteen year-old guy from the most boring state in the U.S., Kansas. However, I like to go by my PSN gamertag IceFireWarden more than anything. I have always wanted to be a game designer/developer, and now that I’m finally getting a new laptop I’m going to begin working on it during my off hours at trade school. The game that I’m working on is called I AM Warrior®, a Tactical Open-World Survivalistic Roleplaying Game (TOWSRPG) told from the first-person perspective. The game takes place on a world that was once magically and technologically advance but after a war between the gods and their demigod children (aided by the arrogant species that sided with them) the planet was ‘reset’, reverting it and everyone living on it to a primitive state; almost all knowledge of magic was lost and the wondrous technological cities was left in ruins. The player takes on (as well as deeply customize) a young member of a tribe of humans that discovered an alien artifact known as the Kismet, which enhanced their mentality to the point they were expelled from their Island home by the tribe elders and is now forced to live on the mysterious Continent, which is inhabited by other tribes, strange and dangerous creatures, ancient robots, and magical entities. The player takes up residence in one of the ruined cities and as they repair it, they gain the knowledge to craft more advanced armors and weapons that will allow them to explore the Continent much more in-depth. Hydration and Starvation are factors, and the option to tame/domesticate animals and trade (or make war with) tribes will be present.
I know this game sounds extremely difficult to make, but I have been dreaming about making it ever since I was in elementary school. I will be downloading Unreal Engine 4 as soon as my new laptop comes in, and I will be familiarizing myself with C++ (I know the language somewhat, but not expertly) in order to learn how to mold this new world. The problems that I know I’ll face in the future, however, is that at my core I am a writer and it will be extremely hard for me to learn how to do modeling, animation, sound/music creation, and other essential aspects of game creation.
So what I want to ask is does anyone know what modeling, animation, music, and writing programs would be beneficial for a novice like me to begin with so that I can get this game from a simple idea and writing on paper to an actual reality. Tutorials would also be superb to either watch or read in my downtown as well, if anyone has any laying around. Thanks for all replies in advance, and I also apologize in advance if I’m not able to respond to you sooner because my school schedule leaves me busy.