Just wanted to share something I have been working on in my free time and introduce myself a bit.
I'm a freelance graphic designer who saw "Indie Game" and got all inspired about making games. After searching and reading on game development, it quickly became apparent that there's a butt load of stuff I didn't and do not know. Like the programming languages primarily used in game dev (C++, Java, etc..) Trying to learn C++, but that is a very slow process in terms of getting to a point to where I can build a game. (or any object oriented app) Further searching brought me here, and within a few days of playing around with Contstruct 2, I fell in love and I purchased a personal license.
I'm new to the expressions, and overall functionality.. but I was pleased to find that just about anything you want to do, has been done by another community member so it's easy to find a solution or starting point. Plus this site has SO much info.
Please keep in mind that I am a graphic designer first and foremost. So coding, programming and just about anything to do without pixels, can be a bit of a challenge. Either way it's a blast playing, experimenting, and learning.
My goal is to create a retro platform styled / adventure game. I have a bunch of ideas, and a bunch to figure out (both artwork & programming)
Here are the files. If you have any pointers, or suggestions.. I'm all ears and here to learn <img src="smileys/smiley4.gif" border="0" align="middle">
"Emo Guy" - Check it out!
.capx - capx
Thanks & Happy New Years!