10 Tips I Wish I Knew When I Started Programming

When you first start learning to program, there are a bunch of easy mistakes that make you waste time or lose motivation. Here is a list of my Top Ten Tips for new game programmers, which might save you a lot of time and trouble:

1. Start small

  • One of the all-time biggest mistakes for new programmers is to choose a massive project to be their first game (like a complete RPG)
  • I know it’s sometimes hard to hold yourself back, but a lot of people (myself included) have wasted time by trying to take on too big of a project in the beginning
  • Start with small, simple games, and work your way up to the big league once you know what you are doing

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