I recently received my pi in the mail, and after about two weeks of lurking forums and fiddling with it. I'm finally starting to get the hang of this gadget and am looking for a project to work on.
That being said, I'm posting to see if you guys have any good software suggestions when it comes to programming/developing a 2D video-game using my Rpi unite. Personally, I wanted to try and make a side-scroller type arcade game (Final Fight, Metal Slug, Contra, ets)
. But in all honesty, I'm blank when it comes to what exactly I should be using and how to get my foot in the door.
So far, I like the idea of using Python and Pygame:
I also found this tutorial for it (having one is a deal breaker for a noob like me)
I heard that the Rpi favors Python as a language, AND I also heard that python is a fairly powerful tool worth getting to know. Plus, the software's compatible with raspbian! But is it the right choice for a noob? How steep is the learning curve? End result worth the hardship? The website has a bunch of good-looking games... but the junk tends to out-weigh the decent material.
I heard someone suggestion OpenGl being a good place to start..
Anyone have any better software/tutorial suggestions?
Anyone using the Pi for something similar?
Thanks ahead of time
P.s. I know I'm fairly uninformed about programming, but point me in the right direction and I'll start pushing forward.
P.p.s. I found this article and felt I had to "pass-it-on". It's very comprehensive and applies to the subject.:
http://higherorderfun.com/blog/2012/05/ ... atformers/
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