I decided recently that it’s probably difficult to write about videogames when I have no idea how they are made. It’s sort of like wanting to analyze a book without knowing what it’s like to write. Or wanting to be a sports commentator when you’ve never even played. Sure it’s possible, but why would you want to? Right now, in the mainstream world of videogames, games exist as a product; developed by corporations and dependent on the reviews of the community, but lately I’ve started to see games more as a creative medium that can be used as a means of expression.
I’m working on an article to further examine this idea, but for the time being, all I’m trying to say is… I’m going to try my hand at making my own games!
That being said, does anyone have any recommendations of where I should start as someone with no coding ability?